General Motors have finally decided to save the grace of Chevrolet Captiva by introducing the revamped model in 2012. Launched way back in 2009, the Chevrolet Captiva has lost its allure in a short time. The sales have hit the rock bottom after a steady decline of 150 units a month. The media has gotten the wind of it after it was spotted near the GM’s manufacturing plant. However, the covers were pulled off the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva once before at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
GM has stuffed the new SUV with quite a lot of changes as compared to the outgoing model to sell it like hot cakes. The headlights look angular in the new Chevrolet Captiva dropping the box like look. The car exteriors are redesigned to make it more desirable than ever before. Nevertheless, the manufacturer did not bring in too many changes to avoid mistaking it with some other SUV. The car retains its original tail lamps and side profile. The two tone colour schemes with grey and black combination dual cockpit design still dominates the interiors in the likes of Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Beat.
General Motors have not compromised on the safety features either. They have generously loaded the SUV with ample safety measures like the Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), which now comes with even more like Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), front, side airbags and Traction control System (TCS). For those who like their music system with the latest touch of technology, they are certainly not in for a disappointment. The touchscreen infotainment system in the new version will exceed their expectations. The Auxilliary input, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity are the other touches of sophistication. The 2.0L diesel engine is the same, however pulled further for better performance in terms of peak power output. The outgoing SUV engine generates the top power of 150 PS and a top torque of 320 Nm