2015 Chevrolet Captiva launched in India at Rs 25.13 lakh
The Chevrolet Captiva was first introduced in the Indian market in 2008. The beefy SUV from General Motors hasn’t been able to garner any public attention with sales dipping year on year. With increasing competition from rivals like the Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Pajero and Ford Endeavour, the Chevrolet Captiva was not finding any takers. The American carmaker has launched an updated Chevrolet Captiva to take on the competition, but we`re not sure if the two very miniscule changes that the SUV gets can help it regain lost ground?
The 2015 Chevrolet Captiva is available in two models, a two wheel drive and a four wheel drive automatic version. Prices for the SUV start at Rs 25.13 lakh for the manual variant and Rs 27.36 lakh for the automatic, all prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Captiva features the same diesel motor doing duty in the outgoing model which is a 2.2 litre oil burner that produces 186.5 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a six speed manual and a 6 speed automatic gearbox.
There are no significant changes to the 2015 model except for a new cluster ionizer and a new instrument cluster that provides better visibility for the driver. Some of the standard features like the eight way adjustable driver seat, dual zone AC, rear parking assist, sunroof, heated ORVMs, remote keyless entry, integrated 2 DIN audio player with 6 speakers, Bluetooth connectivity and six airbags have been carried over from the older model. The Chevrolet Captiva is a very capable SUV but it hasn’t been able to gather momentum in the country due to its high pricing and ineffective marketing strategies used by General Motors. Let’s hope the new Captiva brings in some additional footfalls at the Chevy dealerships.