In the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport’s senior yearbook, the standard headshot would have been replaced by a blank “No Photo Available.” This commercial vehicle sits in the fleet-only section of Chevy’s U.S. lineup. These models major on sale price and fuel mileage – but typically include few tech or luxury features and zero trendy styling.
The opposite of trendy, the Captiva Sport is eerily familiar on all American roads. By george! It is the stillborn, second-gen Saturn Vue in a bowtie grille! Additional fender flares and chrome accents appear where there were once maroon Saturn badges.
Reviving this car is a special treatment within General Motors, and only replicated with the (also fleet-only) Chevy Caprice PPV that started life as the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT. What this distinction means for the Captiva Sport is that the vehicles have to be delivered directly to a commercial operator, thereby skipping the local retailer in favor of bulk orders.
The Captiva Sport’s big news for 2014 is an updated infotainment unit that now offers Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen audio and mobile connectivity.
The Captiva Sport is therefore a work car for people who might otherwise be in a Malibu Classic (yes, it existed..) or a Cruze – neither of which have AWD winter traction.
The larger Chevrolet Equinox is also on the fleet books for virtually identical list prices. How do they compare?
Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport, the only autobahn-tested AWD crossover in the Chevrolet’s American commercial fleet lineup.
After a small facelift that we saw at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, General Motors has already started to work on the next generation Opel Antara amd Chevrolet Captiva. Our spy photographers have caught the first mule out for a testing session, and even though the company tried to hide it under this chopped up Chevrolet Orlando, it is clear that it’s something completely different.
The new-generation Antara/Captiva will be built on a new platform, called D2XX, which will also be used for the new Chevrolet Cruze that will arrive in 2014.
Ok, so what makes us believe this is not a real Orlando? First, this prototype is offered with a four-wheel-drive system, which is not available on the Orlando, and there are also twin exhaust pipes. The wheelbase is slightly shorter than the standard Orlando and the front end is also chopped up to make room for the new engine and cooling system.
Of course, when it comes to exterior design, the next-generation SUVs will have nothing in common with the Orlando seen here. Rumors suggest it will borrow something from the recently announced Opel Mokka.
Expect the new Antara/Captiva to be unveiled sometime in 2015.
Click past the jump to read more about the Antara and Captiva
Chevrolet Captiva was brought onto the market in 2006 and since then, just one minor update was released in 2011. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Chevy will unveil a second update for the SUV.
The revised Captiva will offer an updated front and rear look, with new LED taillights, angular chrome exhaust tips and a redesigned bumper. There will also be a lowered front bumper, new grille mesh and restyled fog lamps. Chevrolet will also offer a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
For the interior, Chevrolet will offer leather seats in fresh new colors, new fabrics and restyled trims in the instrument panel.
The list of standard features will include a dual-zone climate system, an ambient lighting package and heated rear seats.
Full details on the 2013 Chevrolet Captiva will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. We will update this review once we receive all of the information.
Chevrolet may not be bringing its full armada of vehicles to the Tokyo Auto Salon, but for an American automaker that’s going halfway around the world, its offerings of two special edition concept vehicles and a limited-edition Camaro is impressive enough on its own right.
One of the aforementioned special-edition vehicles is the Chevrolet Captiva Freedom Rider, a subtly modified Captiva crossover that comes with a black body with baby blue accents on the lower-front bumper, the wheel arches, the door panels, and the set of 20-inch “Gianna Crown” alloy wheels. A new chrome grille was also added, as were new side steps and window surrounds. Judging by the rendering Chevrolet released, the Captiva Freedom Rider appears to also have a roof rack that can hold a full-sized mountain bike.
The Chevrolet Captiva Freedom Rider, together with the Sonic Street Edition and the Camaro Giovanni Edition, will comprise Chevrolet’s participation at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon. It’s not a lot to go by, but these vehicles, including the Captiva Freedom Rider, do have some appealing qualities.
We’ll see if any of them actually hit production in some form.
Chevrolet will unveil a facelift version for their Captiva SUV at the Paris Auto Show at the end of this month. The new model will get a new front end design, a range of enhancements to the interior, and new engines and transmissions. Sales will begin in the spring of 2011.
The exterior gets a re-shaped and sharply sculptured hood, a new larger grille with dual-opening and Chevrolet ’bow-tie’ sited proudly in the middle, and prism style headlamps with integrated LED turn signals on the outside rearview mirrors. The new Captiva also gets a new exterior color and new 17-19 inch wheels.
Under the hood there will be four new powerful engines that will come standard with a new manual or automatic six-speed transmission. The engine line-up will include two gasoline engines (2.4L and 3.0L) and two turbo-diesel variants (2.2L), with output ranging from 163 to 258 HP.
The interior gets new finishes and textures including all-new seat fabrics and interior decorations appointments to give the car a more up-market feel and look.
Press release after the jump.
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 theCruze. 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.
It was on July 20, 1969 when the NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped out of their Apollo 11 lunar capsule and onto that desolate wasteland becoming the first men on the moon, more importantly, they became the first men to drive on the crater ridden surface.
This historic anniversary of man reaching out into the galaxy fits perfectly with the special edition MOONLANDER based on the European Chevrolet Captiva prepared by the German manufacturer, fahrmitgas.de. Not only does the Rödermark based company create unique limited edition vehicles, they are also the largest LPG supplier for Chevrolet, so it is only fitting that the MOONLANDER can run on either gasoline or autogas, more commonly referred to as liquid petrolium gas; the fuel has the added benefits of a more affordable cost and lower emissions.
The first version of the MOONLANDER will be offered with a 2.4 Liter four cylinder that sends 136 HP to the front wheels while the upscale MOONLANDER 3.2 has a powerful V6 combined with an all wheel drive unit that sends the 230 HP wherever the Captiva needs it most. The exterior of the MOONLANDER is covered with a unique Universe White/Orbiter Black color scheme that is reminiscent of the original Saturn V rocket. The Captivas also feature "MANNED MISSION LUNAR VEHICLE" decals and the names of the Apollo 11 crewmembers on the silver-mirrored rear side windows.
Continued with press release after the jump.
Chevrolet UK launched the limited edition ‘Edge’ version of the popular Captiva SUV, with over £2,400 worth of extras free of charge. The seven-seater ‘Edge’ model is based on the 2.0 VCDi LT model and is available to order from Chevrolet retailers, priced at £19,995 – a saving of £1,145 against the standard Captiva 2.0 VCDi LT with seven seats. The Edge version will only be available until March 17, 2008.
As well as the already impressive list of standard equipment featured in the Captiva LT, which includes air conditioning, front fog lamps, a radio CD Player with MP3 capability, electronic stability control, power-operated door mirrors, electric front and rear windows, descent control and a neat, two-piece glass flip tailgate, the ‘Edge’ edition adds striking Irmscher 20-inch Evo Star alloy wheels and distinctive chrome side bars.
What’s more, those who order the Captiva Edge in the model’s distinctive launch colour of Zest Brown, a bold orangey-copper shade, will also get the metallic paint thrown in without cost – a reward for driving one of the most noticeable Captivas on the road!
Chevrolet is launching a sports version of the Chevrolet Captiva, the dynamically styled five-door and first compact sports utility vehicle in Chevrolet’s European model range. Over 43,000 units of the highly successful Chevrolet SUV have been sold in Europe since its launch in 2006. Numerous new accessories will make the Chevrolet Captiva even more attractive.
With the all-new Captiva, its first diesel powered compact SUV, Chevrolet takes its European product offensive to a new level. Tailored to European roads and customer requirements, the vehicle will be available with a modern two-litre 150hp common-rail direct-injection diesel. Like the two available gasoline versions (2.4-liter four-cylinder and 3.2-liter V6), the turbodiesel offers dynamic driving performance. The Captiva will also be the first model in Chevrolet’s European range available (...)