An alluring combination of rugged and sophisticated exteriors, the striking Captiva 2.2 AT is built to turn heads. The car sports a fresh and new muscular design with a boldly contoured hood, aggressive clear-lens projection headlamps and a pronounced signature. The SUV accommodates 5+2 adults and up to 1,565 liters of cargo through a flexible seating arrangement.
The highly practical SUV provides good comfort and luxury features including cruise control, third row heating, ventilation and air conditioning apart from an electric parking brake, rain sensing wipers and a stylish sunroof apart from bottle and cup holders, parking ticket holder and three 12-volt power holders amongst others. The car provides an integrated 2-DIN CD/MP3 player with six speakers. Features including tinted automatic windows, power mirrors and eight-way power adjustable driver seat and electronic climate control system with particle filter come as standard in all versions of the car.
The Chevrolet 2.2 AT is powered by a 2.2 liter engine which generates 186.5 bhp @ 3800 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system. Maximum torque of 424 Nm is produced at 2000 rpm. The four-link independent rear suspension system and McPherson struts up front ensure smooth handling even on uneven surfaces. A unique level ride suspension system in the car automatically maintains nominal ride height under differing load conditions, contributing to assured road clearance and optimal ride quality.
Safety of the new Chevrolet has been fortified with six airbags, driver and front passenger airbags, seat side and roof side airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters apart from the height adjustable front seatbelts which come as standard features. The four-channel ABS with brake assist-equipped discs provides optimum pedal pressure when an emergency braking situation is sensed. The Captiva has been built to distribute crash forces over defined load paths.
To describe the new Captiva in simple words, the SUV is a refined power-packed vehicle combined with spacious luxury and excellent road presence. Mr Paddock commented, “When you add it all up, the Chevrolet Captiva offers everything any discerning Indian car buyer could want in the premium SUV space – and most importantly, at a price point that represents un-matched value for money.
Chevrolet forayed into the Indian markets in 2003 and emerged as the fastest growing automotive name plates in the country. The company currently sells its products in more than 140 countries, building a reputation for providing fuel efficient, safe and reliable high quality vehicles which provide value for money. The company currently retails the Captiva, Optra, Cruze, Aveo, Aveo U-VA, Spark, Beat and Tavera in India.
GM India currently has 279 sales points and 272 authorized service outlets across India which it plans to expand in the near future.