Tuesday, June 26, 2012
By Shilpa Chopra
New Chevrolet Captiva launched at Rs 18.74 lakh
26 June, 2012: The vastly anticipated premium SUV Chevrolet Captiva 2.0L finally sees the sun with official launch in India at Rs 18.74 Lakh for base model and goes up to Rs 19.48 Lakh for high end model, while awaited AT version is labeled at Rs 24.59 Lakh. All prices ex-showroom Delhi. The 2012 Auto Expo unveiled vehicle has got a new frontage and new grille that is enough to attract any onlookers along with some serious up market amends inside too. The New Chevrolet Captiva AT 4X4 boasts a 2.2L engine that outpours a hefty power of 186.5bhp at 3800rpm and a topnotch torque of 424 Nm at 2000rpm, the new motor is mated to 6-speed Automatic Transmission (AT). In order to increase rear luggage space, the 7-seater Chevrolet SUV comes with 5+2 Flexi seat arrangement.
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General Motors India today launched its new next generation Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 AT premium sport utility vehicle. The striking Captiva 2.2 A/T is a study of taut automotive dynamism in its design execution. With its boldly contoured hood, aggressive clear-lens projection headlamps and eye-catching signature Chevrolet grille featuring a prominent Chevrolet bowtie, the Captiva is sure to turn heads wherever it is driven. The Captiva 2.2 A/T is a new addition to the Captiva variant line up in India offering an aggressive feature.
Mr. Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director of General Motors India, said: “The Captiva has been warmly welcomed in markets around the world due to its combination of distinctive styling, refinement, best-in-class safety, comfort and versatility and powerful yet frugal diesel powertrain. In India, it has established a clear niche for itself in the premium SUV segment. The Captiva is everything our customers across India have come to associate with the Chevrolet nameplate.
The Ex-showroom Delhi prices of the Chevrolet Captiva variants are :-
|New Chevrolet Captiva variant||EX-Showroom Price|
|Chevrolet Captiva 2.0 MT||Rs. 18,74,062|
|Chevrolet Captiva 2.0 Xtreme||Rs. 19,48,347|
|Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 AT AWD||Rs. 24,59,000|
In profile, the Captiva 2.2 A/T comes across as both rugged and sophisticated. Bold wheel arches, 235/65 R 17 tyres mounted on alloy wheels and a sharp feature line across the length of the Captiva add to the masculinity of its stance, while subtle chrome highlights and a bold coupe-style rear window treatment add grace to the overall visual package.
The Captiva’s strong rear design is dominated by a large tailgate and substantial vertical tail lamps with indicators and reversing lamps contained in circular elements. Below, the chrome tipped twin exhaust complement the Captiva’s sporty looks.
The Captiva 2.2 A/T includes a powerful 2.2-liter engine that delivers 186.5bhp @ 3800 RPM and 424Nm @ 2000 RPM torque along with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Captiva has been constructed to maximise space. The 5 + 2 Flexi Seating arrangement can comfortably accommodate seven adults and can be transformed into a adaptable luggage carrier in a flash. Its unique, fold-flat seating arrangement provides up to 1,565 liters of cargo volume. The new Captiva 2.2 A/T has a fresh new sporty and muscular exterior design and a jet-black interior.
Practicality has also been accorded priority. Among the new comfort and convenience amenities are cruise control; third-row heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system; an electric parking brake; rain-sensing wipers; and a stylish sunroof.
The Captiva incorporates convenience features such as a remote-operated tailgate glass for quick access and many thoughtful storage solutions, including a large wet/dry area beneath the load compartment floor, a glove box cooler, a deep centre console bin, a rear centre console storage area and handy door bins.
Other convenience features include bottle holders, small item/coin and cup holders, a parking ticket holder, an overhead sunglasses compartment, seatback pockets and a dual-compartment sliding driver’s armrest. The Captiva also features three 12-volt power outlets that are accessible to all passengers.
The Captiva’s all-leather seating and matching cabin exude total luxury, while an integrated 2-DIN CD/MP3 player with six speakers provides an extremely pleasurable listening experience. Tinted automatic windows, power mirrors, an eight-way power adjustable driver seat and an electronic climate control system with particle filter are all standard.
Our engineers have made safety a priority in the Captiva 2.2 A/T. 6 Airbags - Driver and front passenger airbags, Seat side and Roof side Airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, and height-adjustable front seatbelts come standard. The Captiva’s four-channel ABS with brake assist-equipped discs provides optimum pedal pressure when it detects an emergency braking situation. The rigid high-strength body shell of the Captiva has been optimised to distribute crash forces over defined load paths to help protect the integrity of the passenger safety cell.
As a result of a concerted development effort, the Chevrolet Captiva has been configured to tackle Indian roads, with completely optimised ride and handling characteristics. The result is a comfortable and stable vehicle that can easily take on varying local driving conditions.
Despite its SUV pedigree, the Captiva is ideal for the urban commute. Its trim exterior proportions ensure class-leading maneuverability in everyday driving conditions. The power steering system has been tuned for quick response, precise road feel and optimum driver feedback. The Captiva features a four-link independent rear suspension system and MacPherson struts up front. Suspension settings have been carefully calibrated to deliver car-like ride and handling even on imperfect road surfaces.
A unique feature of the Captiva is a level ride suspension system, which automatically maintains nominal ride height under differing load conditions – a feature that offers assured road clearance as well as optimal ride quality for passengers.
The Chevrolet Captiva will be taking care of the over Rs 18 lakh SUV segment but the under Rs 10 lakh SUV segment that is the most happening price band in this segment is soon to welcome a robust offering – Renault Duster. Expected to be priced at Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh the Duster SUV will have the Renault petrol and diesel engine options that are known for their performance and mileage output. This SUV is believed to transform the face of Indian SUVs as Renault is all set to launch it at an attractive price.