The Chevrolet Captiva appeared on the market for the first time in 2006, and since then, it has been one of the vehicles dominating the world of luxury crossover SUVs. A number of models have been manufactured since the car launch, and all have proven to meet the specific needs of customers. The American carmaker is planning to release a new model which will be known as the Chevrolet Captiva 2017.
Chevrolet Captiva 2017 – Features and Design:
The exterior will look quite sporty with sleeker and more aerodynamic features. It has elegant lines & curves all over and crowned up by a classic color. The new car is based on the same design platform as the outgoing model and carries an innovative suspension system.
The grille will look sharper with polished slats & mesh while the headlights will be modified to match with the modern exterior design. The lower fascia will feature a bigger bumper well integrated with fog lights. When it comes to the rear end of the Chevrolet Captiva 2017, there will be a magnificent tailgate and innovative taillights. The sides will have upgraded wheels and side mirrors.
The interior will be redesigned with the aim of making it more convenient and comfortable. The 5-seater will get a roomier cabin with enough head & shoulder space and leg room. Some of its components such as the seats, dashboard and steering wheel will be covered with high-grade materials.
The center console will spot a state-of-the-art infotainment system with a wider touchscreen display and compatible with Bluetooth, Smartphone apps, and USB, among other connectivity features. The Chevrolet Captiva 2017 will also come with a sound system consisting of powerful speakers, an automatic climate control system, and a modern-day navigation system.
Chevrolet Captiva 2017 – Engine Department:
The Chevrolet SUV will get a brand new powertrain- 2.2-liter I4. This engine is capable of producing 256 hp and 214 lb-ft and will work with a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
The car will have a rear-wheel drive, and an optional four-wheel drive. It will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The top speed is estimated at 135 mph. When it comes to fuel economy and pollution, the car will offer increased fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. The fuel consumption figures are estimated at 21 mpg in cities and 29 mpg on highways.
Safety and Security:
The Chevrolet Captiva 2017 will come with a fair share of safety & security features such as airbags, anti-lock brake system, seat belts, and pre-collision system, lane-keep assist, parking assist, fire alarm devices, rearview camera, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control and pre-collision warning system, among others.
Chevrolet Captiva 2017 – Dispatch Date and Price Expected:
The base price of the new Chevy SUV is $25,000. The price will rise up to around $ 45,000 for models with highly refurbished features. As for the release date, the car is expected to hit the market in the last quarter of 2016.
The main rivals of the upcoming Captiva include Hyundai Sante Fe, Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Sportage, Acura RDX and Jeep.