The Chevrolet Captiva is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that was developed by the South Korean manufacturer Daewoo, and has been sold by Chevrolet since 2006. It is a crossover and straddles the compact and mid-size SUV segments. In Thailand, Captivas have been produced at the GM facility in Rayong since 2006. Chevrolet Thailand offered the Captiva in LS and LT variants, with engines comprising either the 2.4-litre gasoline or 2.0-litre diesel units. Captiva also featured the availability of self-levelling rear suspension, electronic stability control, automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers. Late in 2010, Chevrolet expanded the diesel line-up to include a mid-range LSX and flagship LTZ model. At the same time, Captivas fitted with the 2.4-litre gasoline engine benefited from E20 ethanol support and increased power to 170 PS (125 kW). On 23 June 2011, Chevrolet Thailand unveiled the updated the Captiva using the new 2.4-litre petrol engine with support of E85 ethanol fuel. New features include an electric parking brake, climate control commands on the steering wheel; and later, the updated 2.0-litre diesel engine rated at 120 kW (163 PS).
New features on the car include cruise control, third-row HVAC, electric parking brake, rain-sensing wipers and a sunroof. Also included are a Cluster Ionizer to purify and deodorize cabin and a new instrument cluster.
The Captiva is powered by the same 2.2-liter diesel engine that outputs 186.5 bhp @ 3,800 rpm and 400 Nm @ 2,000 rpm torque paired either to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with All Wheel Drive (AWD). The fuel efficiency for the manual is rated at 14.6 km/l while for the automatic it is 12.12 km/l.
Following Chevy Captiva models are available in Thailand:
|2016 Chevy Captiva|
|2016 Chevrolet Captiva LSX FWD 2000 cc Diesel Auto|
|2016 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ AWD 2000 cc Diesel Auto Navigator|
|2016 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ AWD 2000 cc Diesel Auto SVP Navigator|
|2016 Chevrolet Captiva LSX FWD 2400 cc Petrol Auto|
|2016 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ AWD 2400 cc Petrol Navigator Auto|
|2016 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ AWD 2400 cc Petrol Navigator SVP Auto|
Captiva Sport Edition
On the inside the 7-seater SUV continues with the standard features offered on the regular version but adds a reverse-parking camera to the list.
The vehicle also gets a dual-zone climate control, a keyless entry system, and an 8-speaker 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Bluetooth, USB, and Aux connectivity). On the safety front, the vehicle gets its set of driver aids like ABS, traction control, hill descent and start assists, cruise control, dual airbags for the front occupants, and curtain airbags, too.
Available only in the top-spec LTZ trim, the Captiva SVP (Sport Edition) is offered with two engine options: a 2.4-litre petrol and a 2-litre diesel. The former makes a maximum power of 167 hp @ 5,600 rpm and max torque of 230 Nm @ 4,600 rpm. The diesel is torquier with 400 Nm @ 2,000 rpm but boasts almost identical power figure of 163 hp @ 3,800 rpm. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to all four wheels (AWD).