The Chevrolet Captiva is a compact crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors Company, since 2006.
Chevrolet Captiva Introduction
In 2004, General Motors introduced the S3X concept car, from which GM Korea produced the first version using the GM Theta platform. After its first release in 2006, it went through several different names in different markets until finally settling on the Chevrolet Captiva moniker everywhere but in Australia and New Zealand. Its foundations are identical to those of the Opel/Vauxhall Antara and the second-generation Saturn Vue, but the Captiva offers an additional row of seating as an option.
History of the Chevrolet Captiva
First Generation Chevrolet Captiva (C100, C140; 2006–2018)
The front or all-wheel drive Captiva is powered by an engine from Holden in Australia. These engines include the Family II naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol or the Alloytec Holden V6 manufactured in Australia. Later, a 2.0L turbodiesel engine was provided by VM Motori in South Korea. The Captiva was introduced in 2006 and was given the Daewoo C100 designation and the Holden CG naming convention. The Chevrolet S3X concept car from 2004 was a source of creativity for Captiva's exterior design. The S3X is a prototype vehicle built on the GM Theta platform, which the carmaker created at GM Daewoo's design department in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon. First shown at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, it quickly became a hit. Daewoo also debuted a concept car called the Chevrolet T2X at the 2005 Seoul Motor Show. Its design was inspired by the S3X but utilized a shorter platform. Because of its rear-hinged doors, lack of typical B-pillars, and shorter wheelbase, the T2X is classified as a sport utility coupe. These characteristics were initially seen on the "Daewoo Oto" (later renamed "Daewoo Scope") concept at the 2002 Seoul Motor Show. Late 2006 was supposed to be when production would begin, but as of 2009, there has been no update.
2011 Revised Chevrolet Captiva
In the second quarter of 2011, Captiva debuted its updated lineup. Chevrolet changed the Captiva's front fascia to look more like the Chevrolet Aveo (T300). New LED turn signals on the mirrors installed on the doors, new wheels, and reshaped side air vents are a few of the other outwardly apparent changes. The 2.4L 4-cylinder gasoline and 2.2L turbodiesel VM Motori engines were manufactured in South Korea, while the new SIDI alloy V6 came from Holden in Australia.
2016 Refreshed Chevrolet Captiva
On November 10, 2015, during the Dubai International Motor Show, Chevrolet debuted the all-new 2016 Captiva. At the 32nd annual Thailand International Motor Expo held on December 1, 2015, GM Thailand also debuted the updated Chevrolet Captiva. The next day in Australia, a redesigned Holden Captiva made its debut.
On September 13, 2018, Chevrolet stated that the first-generation Captiva would be discontinued worldwide and phased out in favor of the Equinox's growth. The switch from the Captiva to the Equinox for the Holden range started in Australia in 2017, then spread to South Korea in August 2018, and finally to GM's Uzbekistan facility on September 12, 2018.
Second Generation Chevrolet Captiva (C100, C140; 2006–2018)
The newer generation of Captiva is just a rebadged Baojun 530. SAIC-GM-Wuling creates and manufactures the model and sells it in numerous developing economies. It debuted in November 2018 in Colombia and March 2019 in Thailand. Some South American markets got it in April 2019, Thailand in September 2019, the Middle East in May 2020, and Mexico around March 2021. Manufactured in China, the left-hand-drive Captiva sits between the Tracker/Trax and Equinox in the Latin American and Middle Eastern markets. Until 2020, Indonesia was the sole source of the right-hand-drive Captiva sold in Thailand, Brunei, and Fiji.
Chevrolet retails the 2022 Chevrolet Captiva with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $17,779 for the LS (base) trim, $19,031 for the LT, and up to $20,202 for the Premier variant.
Features of the Chevrolet Captiva
Chevrolet Captiva 2022 exterior highlights include a horizontal grille up front, LED low beams, LED high beams, front fog lights, daytime running lights, and front projection headlights. Side views showcase 17-inch wheels, body-color door handles, folding side mirrors featuring LED turn signals, body-color electronic adjustable, and black wheel well trim. There's an exhaust system, a liftgate for loading goods, brake lights, a spoiler, and fog lights in the back of a 2022 Chevrolet Captiva. Available exterior colors for the Chevrolet Captiva are Aurora Silver Metallic, Candy White, Glaze Red Metallic, Star Twinkle Black Metallic, and Earth Brown Metallic.
- 5 or 7-Seating Capacity
- Dual-Tone Seats
- 6-Way Power-Adjustable Driver Seats
- Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Control Buttons
- Gear Shift Lever
- Front Center Armrest
- Sun Visors
- Rearview Mirror
- Foldable Second and Third-Row Seats
- Manual or Automatic Climate Control
- AC Vents
- 8-Inch Diagonal Color Touchscreen Display
- Apple Car Play
- USB Ports
- 7-Inch Driver Information Display
- Keyless Entry
- 6-Speaker Sound System
Chevrolet has been producing the Chevrolet Captiva since 2006. The 2022 Chevrolet Captiva was released in April 2022 in Mexico.