We got our first glimpse of the all-new Chevrolet Captiva at the Bangkok International Motor Show earlier this year. Now, the American carmaker has officially launched the latest iteration of its compact crossover in Thailand—with all the specs and prices. Let’s take a closer look.
Chevrolet has given the Captiva a proper makeover here. The front fascia has been redesigned for a more aggressive look, with thin headlamps and a sleeker grille and bumper. It also looks more muscular than the outgoing model, with stronger lines on the sides and on its rear end, and two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels. Under its hood, the Captiva packs a potent 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a CVT gearbox with eight-speed shift control.
Meanwhile, the interior provides a very premium feel all around. The seats have been wrapped with black leather accentuated by white stitching, while more contrast is highlighted by the white leather fitted to the dash. This leather is wrapped around the 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system which provides access to the radio, A/C controls, and tire pressure monitoring system. It also displays the vehicle’s 360 degree view camera that’s operational up to 20kph. The Chevrolet Link system, on the other hand, allows mirroring for Android devices—Apple CarPlay is said to follow in early 2020. Sound quality is also said to be spectacular in this cabin, with reduced NVH levels complementing the nine-speaker ‘Infinity by Harman’ audio setup.
“Captiva is new from the ground up, offering fresh and modern styling and is among the class-leaders for interior space, roominess and flexibility. These key elements are leading considerations for SUV customers,” said GM Southeast Asia president Hector Villarreal. “The All-New Captiva delivers on value, space, comfort, style and smart technology. It’s the perfect SUV for both daily commuting and weekend getaways.”
The all-new Captiva will be available in three variants. The base, 5-seater LS is available at THB 999,000 (above P1.7 million) with a seven-seater option that costs an additional THB 30,000 (around P51,000), the mid-spec LT at THB 1,099,000 (around P1.88 million), and the top-of-the-line Premier at THB 1,199,000 (north of P2 million).
Chevrolet has announced that the new Captiva will be available in Thailand starting October 4, 2019. Are you hoping to see this in the Philippine market, too? Check out more photos below, then tell us what you think.