Chevrolet launching revised Captiva

Chevrolet has given its Captiva model an extensive makeover ahead of the launch of the new range in May.

Changes to the Captiva include a restyled front, a remodelled interior and high-end features including speed-sensitive power steering and power-folding mirrors.

A new 2.2-litre diesel engine, with optional capacity of 163hp or 184hp, powers the range. A six-speed manual gearbox is the standard with the 163hp engine, while the higher output version comes with a choice of manual or auto six-speed.

Combined fuel economy figures for the new engine are significantly higher than the 150 horsepower unit on current models - at 44.1mpg for the 163hp engine and 42.8mpg for the 184hp variant.

Technologies such as Electronic Stability Control and Bluetooth come as standard in all models. An on-demand all-wheel drive and seven seats feature in all LT and LTZ models, the key offerings of the range.

The new Captiva also promises CO2 output levels that place its seven-seat SUVs in the 26% BIK band. The 163hp engine has emission figures of 170g/km and the 184 hp manual variant emits 174g/km.

The range arrives at Chevrolet dealers in May 2011, with prices starting at £21,995 on the road.

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