2011 Chevrolet Captiva
General Motors has unveiled the new 2011 Chevrolet Captiva which is due to be debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show at the end of this month. The new style offers a new, fresh, and sporty exterior look.
The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva will be available with a choice of two 2.2 liter common rail turbo-charged diesel engines, producing 163 hp and 184 hp and a 2.4-litre dual overhead cam petrol unit that develops 171 hp. The redesigned Captiva will also have the choice of a new manual or automatic six-speed transmission which will be available with both front and all-wheel drive.
The interior of the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva has also received modifications with higher quality materials and a new design.
This SUV comes equipped as standard with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Braking Assist System (BAS). It will also come with Hill Start Assist, eliminating “roll-back” on hills and an electric park brake.
The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva will be made available with both five and seven seats configurations. It will also include a new audio system with Aux-in, USB-port and Bluetooth connectivity.
For more information read the press release below.
Chevrolet Press Release:
The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva SUV will be seen for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, sporting a new front end design, a range of enhancements to the interior and new engines and transmissions. Captiva will be one of four Chevrolet world premieres.
Captiva is Chevrolet’s full-blooded sports SUV with confident and dynamic new styling and an active on-demand all-wheel drive system that distributes power as needed.
At the same time the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva retains the advantages of its adaptable, theatre-style seating in three rows which comfortably accommodates up to seven passengers.
The Captiva has won many friends for its exterior design since its launch in 2006, and with the new model it will get even better. A number of features are immediately noticeable when viewing the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva from the front, adding up to its athletic stance: the re-shaped and sharply sculptured bonnet, a new larger grille and the Chevrolet ‘bow-tie’ sited proudly in the middle, prism style headlamps and integrated LED turn signals on the outside rearview mirrors.
Moving round to the front wings, the side air-vents now take on a more angular shape to emphasize the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva’s sporting intent, while from the A-pillars back the Captiva retains its handsome profile, characterized by a sleek, rising shoulder line.
Setting the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva’s body off perfectly are the new exterior color palette and the accentuated wheel arches which will accommodate wheel sizes of 17 to 19 inches.
It’s under the Captiva’s bonnet that the most significant changes are taking place, with no less than three new powerful engines that will come as standard with a new manual or automatic six-speed transmission for a powerful, smooth drive. The new engine line-up, which is comprised of one petrol engine (2.4L) and two turbo-diesel variants (2.2L), incorporates a host of advanced technologies aimed at delivering an optimal balance of performance and fuel economy.
The new 2.2 litre common rail turbo-charged diesel units will be available with either 163 or 184 hp outputs, while the 2.4-litre dual overhead cam gasoline unit with variable valve timing, is rated at 171 hp.
The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva’s chassis has been re-tuned to further enhance vehicle dynamics, improving cornering, roll characteristics and ride feel. With Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Braking Assist System (BAS) standard, as well as front-, side- and curtain airbags, the Captiva provides a high level of safety.
Climb aboard the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva and driver and passengers will still be welcomed by that airy and spacious interior, with storage space that is among best in class and with the option of either 5 or 7 seats.
The Captiva’s upgraded interior now features an array of new finishes and textures including all-new seat fabrics and interior décor appointments to give the car a more up-market feel and look. Designers have put to good use some of the elements featured on other new Chevrolet models, such as the ice-blue back lighting and the ‘wrap-round’ design of the front fascia which flows into the front driver’s and passenger doors creating the dual-cockpit look.
The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva features Hill Start Assist, eliminating “roll-back” on hills and an electric park brake that opens up space for further storage in the center console, including two 1-liter cup holders.
The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva’s audio system includes Aux-in, USB-port and Bluetooth connectivity. Passengers will enjoy their audio experience all the more thanks to improved acoustic engineering resulting in reduced road, wind and engine noise. Captiva can be ordered with a touch-screen navigation system with rear view camera for parking assistance.
Captiva offers a lot of SUV for its price: powerful, yet efficient engines, all-wheel drive capabilities, roominess and versatility for up to seven passengers. Its launch in Europe is scheduled for spring 2011.