Chevy Captiva is affordable seven-seat SUV which combines great capacity, utility and nice look with the efficient turbo diesel and petrol engines. It also offers a high level of standard features and many of advanced safety equipment coupled with Chevy’s latest MyLink infotainment system. However, according to the latest reports, the more than decade old Captiva model which rides on Chevy’s Theta platform will be replaced with the Equinox model in Australia where it is sold under the Holden nameplate. On the other hand, in other selected markets the 2018 Chevy Captiva will likely be available but in the pretty much same form.
2018 Chevy Captiva: Design
Chevy Captiva has been around in its current generation and based on GM’s Theta Platform since its introduction in 2006. The replacement for this model, the Equinox will ride on the D2XX platform. It will come in five-seat configuration only but Australian buyers will have a chance to get Chevy’s seven-seat SUV. This brand will bring the three-row Acadia to this market shortly after the new Equinox.
On the other hand, in countries where the 2018 Chevy Captiva should be available, it will continue on the old underpinning and with the familiar styling. Up front, the dual-port grille will be coupled with nicely accentuated headlights and model will also feature attractive front bumper. The model will also have defined character line and sporty dual exhaust for the more attitude.
Inside, Captiva will provide comfortable front and middle rows and the rearmost seats suited for the kinds use. The most expensive model will offer a heating feature for the front seat passengers. An 8-way power driver’s seat combined with the leather upholstery will also be available.
The model will also feature nice and simple dash with easy to use controls and multi-functional steering wheel. The center cluster will house a 7-inch HD touchscreen. Chevy’s MyLink latest features like the Apple Car Play and Android Auto will be supported. The model will also offer the leather wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlamps, aluminum wheels, satellite navigation, a sunroof, side steps, max cargo capacity of 1, 589 liters and much more. It will also include an array of tech and safety features. The list will include: Electronic Stability Control, hill descent control, rearview camera, auto headlights, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert, etc.
2018 Chevy Captiva: Powertrains
The new 2018 Chevy Captiva should return with the three familiar engine options. A fuel efficient 2.2-liter turbodiesel will provide 181 hp and torque of 400 Nm. A 2.4-liter four-barrel petrol unit will make 165 hp while torque will reach 230 Nm. The most powerful 3.0-liter SIDI V-6 petrol-fueled engine will develop 255 horsepower and torque of 288 Nm. The manual gearbox should be available on the base version but most models will get a six-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the Captiva replacement for the Australian market, the new Equinox will come with a 1.5- and 2.0-liter petrol engines. A 1.6-liter diesel engine will also be on the offer. These engines will feature aluminum design and direct injection.
2018 Chevy Captiva: Availability, Price
Don’t expect surprises in the price range in the regions where the new 2018 Chevy Captiva would be available. It should arrive by the end of this year.