Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Chevrolet Captiva Facelift comes with several enhancements

Article by Christian A., on March 5, 2013

The 2013 Chevrolet Captiva Facelift was officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, introducing several enhancements to its design that further accentuate the vehicle's assertive stance. Changes include a new LED tail lamp, an angular chrome exhaust tips and a remodeled bumper, which contributes to the sharper, more defined appearance of the new Captiva.

The front end received a lower bumper, a new grill mesh but also restyled fog lamps. Moreover, new 18-inch alloy wheels enhance the SUV’s road presence. The interior also boasts several novelties such as fresh seat colors, new fabrics (upper specifications: leather seats), and restyled trims in the instrument panel.

According to the official press release, a dual zone climate system and heated rear seats offer even more comfort on select specifications. Furthermore, the footwell area is now illuminated with Chevrolet's stylish ice-blue ambient lighting. For the 2013MY, the Captiva will be offered as standard with keyless entry and keyless start on upper trims.

2013 Captiva offers enough space for up to seven occupants or for a maximum of 1,577 liters of luggage. Under the hood, customers get a choice of four potent diesel and gasoline engines, with displacements ranging from 2.2-liter to 3.0-liter.

Awarded by EuroNCAP with a five star safety rating, the 2013 Captiva Facelift comes equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Braking Assist System (BAS) and an electric park brake. Hill Start Assist (HAS) eliminates roll-back on hills. Captiva is capable of towing trailers and caravans weighing up to two tons.

Chevrolet Captiva is versatility-personified. Go to your friendly neighborhood supermarket and load your grocery items into your Captiva. Feeling spontaneous? Go on an unplanned drive to the beach. Or bring along the entire family for a road trip to the countryside. Whatever the purpose, no matter the occasion, the Chevrolet Captiva has the space, the design, and the functionality to suit your driving needs.

Captiva has long established a foothold in the European car and SUV market. From a 6.2% market share across Europe in 2005, the Captiva grew to corner 10% of the market in 2010. Wayne Brannon, the president and managing director for Chevrolet Europe, believes that in the Captiva, Chevrolet has found the vehicle that will continue to grow in sales and market shares across the continent.

Brannon's optimism is not without basis, as the Chevrolet Captiva has sold around 120,000 units since the end of 2006, an indication of the trust and the following it has earned from a customer base that has been enamored by the Chevrolet Captiva's appeal that is characterized by its flexibility and serviceability and cuts across social status.

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