Barely a few days back, Chevrolet announced that they will launch the Trailblazer SUV in India this year and ever since then, we have been beginning to think that this may mean an end to Captiva, however moments back the company surprised us with yet another announcement.
They have launched the 2015 Captiva at starting prices of Rs 25.13 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) in India. The crossover claims to have best in class safety featuring 6 airbags which include driver and front passenger airbags, seat side and roof side airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters and height-adjustable front seatbelts.
The new Captiva continues to be powered by the 2.2 Liter diesel mill and produces 186.5 bhp of power at 3800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. The 6 speed manual transmission gets you just a 2WD while the 6 speed auto unit will get you an all-wheel drive.
With a 5+2 seating arrangement, the new Captiva gets a new cluster ioniser which generates ions to purify and deodorise the cabin space. A new instrumentation console has also been introduced with improved visibility. The cabin also gets third row heating and air con, and a host of storage area including a wet/dry area under the load compartment floor. It also gets three 12 volt power outlets accessible by all passengers.
The Captiva boasts of a four-channel ABS with brake assist-equipped discs, which helps in providing optimum pedal pressure when it detects an emergency braking situation. The body has also been optimized to distribute crash forces over a defined load path to save the passenger cell.
The SUV is shod with 17 inch wheels and has a fold flat seating arrangement which provides up to 1,565 Liter of cargo space. The 2015 Captiva also gets a sporty black interior layout.
New Captiva Prices:
Here are the prices for the new 2015 Chevrolet Captiva…
- 2015 Chevrolet Captiva Manual: Rs 25,13,528
- 2015 Chevrolet Captiva Automatic: Rs 27,36,192
*prices ex-showroom Delhi
So, does this mean that it will remain in the lineup even after the launch of Trailblazer?