The Chevrolet Captiva comes under a couple of names such as the Daewoo Winstorm when it was first created at GM Daewoo and the Holden Captiva as it is called in Australia. For Chevrolet UK, however, it has always been the Chevy Captiva and it has also always been the more affordable version of a compact SUV. Recently, Chevrolet UK has added a new top of the line model for their Captiva line-up called the Chevrolet Captiva LTZ. The new LTZ Chevy Captiva LTZ proves to be the new flagship of the model and joins the Spark and the Cruze. The LTZ version is now on sale at a price starting at 27,305 GBP for the manual version and at 28,630 GBP for the automatic.
The new Captiva LTZ is powered by a 150HP 2.0-liter VCDi engine and offers a combined fuel economy figures of 38.2mpg for the manual and 32.8mpg for the auto.
Standard equipment on the Captiva’s latest version begins with full leather seating with an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat. The electrical fun doesn’t end there, but moves on to include the lights, wipers, ESC, and electrically-folding door mirrors. Also included in the model are climate control and cruise control. The compact SUV is completed by bold 18"alloys, unique rear light clusters, and privacy glass.
The Chevrolet Captiva LTZ provides all of the fancy shmancy features as the higher end brands all the while leaving some extra dough in the driver’s wallet. Chevy is quick to point out that the Captiva is about $20K cheaper than the BMW X5 and the Range Rover Sport. Something tells me that a potential buyer for the two latter models won’t care so much for the $20K difference if they had the choice between the three.
Press release after the jump.
Large, luxury SUVs aren’t normally synonymous with value for money – spacious, sumptuous and stylish, they’re often the preserve of the seriously well-heeled. But for those who can’t run to the cost of a prestige-badged model, there’s now an extremely tempting alternative.
The new Captiva LTZ combines great looks, fabulous levels of equipment and Chevrolet’s iconic 100-year old heritage (it was, after all, the company that invented the SUV) with a price tag that’s most definitely not premium – at £27,305 for the manual (£28,630 for the auto), the LTZ is almost £20,000 cheaper than an entry-level BMW X5 or Range Rover Sport, yet wants for nothing in the standard equipment lists.
Equipped with full leather, climate control, cruise control, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic lights and wipers, bold 18-inch alloys, unique rear light clusters, privacy glass, ESC and electrically-folding door mirrors as just some of its standard specification, the LTZ is by far the best-equipped Chevrolet Captiva ever offered.
But it also offers two new innovations never seen previously on the model, namely a reverse-parking camera and a touch-screen satellite navigation unit with 7-inch display.
Using the display screen, the reverse parking camera comes in addition to audible distance sensors to assist the driver when squeezing into the tightest of spots, as well as offering a greater all round view of the car, picking up a view lower than that the driver gets through the back window.
The sat nav incorporates Points of Interest and postcode search, plus USB input compatibility for music and video clips, and is standard equipment on both variants of LTZ – the auto and the manual.
The two options are both powered by a 150PS 2.0-litre VCDi engine and offer combined fuel economy figures of 38.2mpg for the manual, and 32.8mpg for the auto. The manual emits 197g/km of CO2, the auto 225g/km.
On sale now, the Captiva LTZ becomes the flagship of the superb value Chevrolet range, alongside the new Spark city car and the high quality, stylish Cruze saloon – other new models that clearly highlight the direction of Chevrolet in the UK.