The Captiva is probably the oldest Global model Chevrolet is currently selling and this might come as a surprise for a lot of people but the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva could change this significantly. The original car has been launched all the way back in 2006 and since then it didn’t receive any major update which is quite stunning considering it is now more than 8 years old. This was possible due to a great design at the time and a very competitive platform which allowed it to stay on top of the competitors for a few years in a row.
The 2016 Chevrolet Captiva won’t be a completely new and redesigned model like most people expected but actually a facelift based on the 2012 facelift of the original car. This would mean that it might just get title of one of the longest selling cars in the World which is a feat all by itself. This update will bring it back on the market, but for how long considering there are now much newer cars which offer a more up to date design than it.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Price
The base price, depending on the market, is likely to start at the equivalent of $25,000 which is not that much considering it still is one of the few seven seat cars that offer all those goodies for that price. The top of the range model however will now cost more than $34,000 which is quite a hefty bump over that of the base model. The release date has been set at the end of 2015 when it will be launched in a few different markets at the same time along with a few other Chevy cars.
The biggest changes of the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva will take place inside the cabin where a completely new dashboard made its way. This will be using a similar design to the American cars rather than the European ones and it will now receive a much better equipment list. For example, even the base model comes with an eight inch touch screen, a 6 speaker audio system, soft touch dashboard and also premium fabric for the upholstery. Further upgrades will include a satellite navigation system, a 10 speaker audio system as well as leather upholstery with heated and vented front seats.
The exterior on the other hand will remain quite similar and this is clearly visible from the spy photos. These show a pretty much identical car to the older generation except the front end which will receive the new Chevrolet grille as well as the new pair of headlights with included LED technology as well as the new bumper with smaller intakes than before. Furthermore we also have the Sport trim version that only offers small changes to the body but nothing spectacular.
Engine wise, the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva will be getting the same three engine as before which may seem a bit odd, but Chevrolet will be keeping these thanks to their good performance/fuel consumption ratios. The base engine will be a 2.4 liter inline 4 which will be providing up to 180 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. This will be good for up to 23 MPG on average and it will have a 0 to 60 time of less than 9 seconds which is quite impressing. Further up the range a 2.2 liter turbo diesel should be available which will be slightly less powerful than the petrol power car but it will offer a much better fuel consumption rating of as much as 36 MPG!
The most powerful diesel will be the 2.2 liter twin-turbo with 195 horsepower and more than 300 lb-ft of torque which will make use of the new 8 speed automatic. This particular engine should only be available with all-wheel drive in which case it will get as much as 31 MPG on average. Large amount of torque will allow this vehicle to tow trailer and transport people with almost no effort.