Chevrolet presented the sharper-looking edition of the Chevrolet Captiva at the Geneva Motor Show this year. This restyled compact SUV complemented the carmaker's other main attractions, the Spark Electric Vehicle and the Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible. The Captiva, together with its smaller sister car -- the all-new Trax -- underscores the brand's proven experience in coming up with highly capable SUVs.
According to Susan Docherty, Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe President and Managing Director, Chevrolet will offer two greatly distinct sport utility vehicles in Europe with the Captiva and the Trax. Both Captiva and Trax feature the brand's iconic design.
Doherty said that the Trax combines a small car's agility and an SUV's versatility, making it ideal for today’s urban explorer. Meanwhile, the Captiva is larger and more powerful, and boasts a more upscale presence. It is the perfect companion if you want to go on some adventure but would also want to have more space, some extra convenience, and more capability.
The Chevrolet Captiva is one of Europe's most powerful compact SUVs. Its space is big enough for seven passengers or for up to 1,577 liters of luggage. This new model also introduces several design enhancements that further accentuate its assertive stance.
Moreover, subtle design changes have been carried out on the vehicle's front and rear. These changes include angular chrome exhaust tips, new LED tail lamp, and remodeled bumper, contributing to the SUV's sharper and more defined look. Up front, the new Captiva sports a lower bumper, restyled foglamps, and a new grill mesh, highlighting its purposeful looks. Further enhancing the Captiva's road presence are new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the new Captiva also features several novelties, such as new fabrics for the seats, fresh seat colors, and restyled trims for the instrument panel. It also boasts a dual zone climate system as well as heated rear seats, offering additional comfort on select specifications. Meanwhile, Chevrolet's ice-blue ambient lighting illuminates the vehicle's footwell area. The 2013 Captivas also comes with keyless entry as well as keyless start on the upper trims.
What's more, the new Captiva offers you a choice of four efficient and powerful gasoline and diesel engines, with displacements that range from 2.2L to 3.0L. It is also worth noting that the SUV has been awarded a top safety rating of 5 stars by EuroNCAP and is equipped with ESC or Electronic Stability Control, Braking Assist System, electric park brake, and Traction Control. It also has Hill Start Assist, which eliminates roll-back on hills. The Captiva can also tow trailers and caravans that weigh up to two tons.
On the other hand, Trax boasts athletic and inspired styling, responsive and sporty ride characteristics, and a choice of 3 fuel-efficient engines. It has sufficient space that can accommodate five passengers in a comfortable high-seating position. It can deliver car-like handling and at the same time enable off-road capability. Its engine line-up comprises a 140-hp 1.4L turbocharged gasoline unit, a 1.7L diesel engine that generates 130 hp, and a 1.6L gasoline engine.