General Motors India has launched the upgraded all new Chevrolet Captiva 2012 soft SUV at a starting price of Rs 18.74 lakhs (ex-showroom price Delhi). The American carmaker had showcased the new seven seater Captiva 2012 at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo held in the beginning of the year.
The new Chevrolet Captiva 2012 SUV comes in three varaints. The entry-level variant is available in both two wheel drive and all wheel drive options with starting prices at Rs 18.74 lakhs and Rs 19.48 lakhs. Meanwhile, the high end 2.2 all wheel drive model is priced at Rs 24.59 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
The new Captiva 2012 model comes with the option of two engine configurations - both turbo diesel engines. While the carmaker has retained the older 2 litre engine, a new lively 2.2 litre unit capable of generating 186.5 Bhp of peak power and 424 Nm of peak torque has been added to the new Captiva range. The 2 litre engine generates 148 Bhp-320 Nm.
The new 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the older 2 litre engine is only available with a five speed gearbox.
Coming to the styling department, the new Captiva 2012 SUV showcases General Motors' new styling theme with a new grill that gives the SUV a stunning look. Not just the grill, the 2012 Captiva SUV features new headlamps, front bumpers and wing mirrors.
The facelift continues to the interior of the car as well with a brand new dual cockpit dashboard design which has found place on all GM cars lately. The cabin has been designed to seat seven adults with a 2+3+2 layout.
The new 2012 Chevrolet Captiva comes packed with an array of comfort features including cruise control, Electric Parking Brake, AC vents for the third row, rain-sensing wipers and a sunroof. The Captiva also ensures the safety of passengers with the inclusion of ABS, EBD and a full complement of 6 airbags.
The new Captiva 2012 SUV which will compete with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero, Ford Endeavour will be imported as completely built units into the country. This is the reason for the high pricing of the SUV and it needs to be seen if the pricing will help the Captiva gain good sales volumes for General Motors.