Chevrolet Captiva Exterior
Chevrolet Captiva Interior
Chevrolet will be launching the vastly enhanced 2011 Chevrolet Captiva at this year's Abu Dhabi International Motor Show 2010, taking place from 7-11 December, 2010. The exceptional crossover with an enhanced look includes a range of upgrades, including: a new interior, exterior, chassis, in addition to acoustic advancements.
"The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva is truly a great car. What we've done is take the previous model and enhanced it drastically both form the inside and out. The result is an increasingly appealing exceptional compact cross-over that is a sportier version of the Captiva," said Susan Docherty, GM Vice President, International Operations Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.
The all-new crossover carries a sportier exterior styling with an unmistakably strong, bold Chevrolet face, with a noticeably raked profile, a forward diving shoulder line, fast window shapes and broad shoulders. The Captiva also owns a well-planted and swept athletic stance - all of which give the car a great deal of consumer appeal.
The front of the car is marked by the prominent new centered Chevrolet bowtie insignia, which is approximately 10 percent larger than its predecessor, and includes a grained gold surface. Meanwhile, the front lower fascia carries lower air intake outboard bezels which match the grille texture and house optional projector lens fog lamps in bright housings. The Captiva's well-grounded and agile capability is well conveyed with rounded offsets surrounding the wheel-house openings to actuate the tight tire-to-body relationship.
The sleek aero profile is accentuated by the fast windshield and rear swept roof portion, while the car stands on four 17, 18, or 19-inch -- alloy five-lug wheels which carry a flangeless six-spoke design with milled faces, painted pockets and Chevrolet insignia in the center hub.
The new aluminum hood incorporates an offset that sweeps smoothly then flush with the front quarter fender, making the hood line seemingly disappear from profile and head-on vantage points.
An all-new exterior color palette is a mix of Chevrolet-brand specific hues as well as tones specifically reserved for Captiva. Color options for the car include: Olympic White, Carbon Flash Metallic, Switchblade Silver, Day Dream Beige Metallic, Thunder Grey Metallic, White Pearl Metallic, Poseidon Blue and Moulan Rouge Red Metallic.
Judiciously applied bright-work is found around the upper and lower grille and surround the front and rear skid plates (LTZ standard), while the bright-work can also be found on the body side moldings and door handles (LT and LTZ standard; optional on LS), in addition to the exhaust tips, and roof rails (LT available and LTZ standard).
Meticulously Designed Interiors
No detail was spared in upgrading the interior design of the 2011 Captiva. With a new range of seat-fabrics, the Captiva also includes a re-designed shifter head and surrounding PRNDL area for more upscale appearance that includes an electric park brake - a premium cue more often reserved for vehicles in higher price categories. The incorporation of mid-silver painted bezels on the console area has resulted in enhanced ergonomics and an up-level and intuitive appearance to the interior's front seats.
The 2011 Captiva will also include a range of electrical improvements, such as Bluetooth connectivity with HMI (human/machine interfaces) built into the radio controls and steering wheel controls. The standard audio system on the LS and LT comes with a CD player complete with MP3 playback, seek and scan and an equalizer while the LTZ 8 speaker audio system comes with a standard 6 disc CD and MP3 player also complete with equalizer and seek and scan.
All new engine
The 2011 Captiva's engine is one of all-firsts, coming in two options; the first is a 2.4-liter ECOTEC gasoline engine with variable valve timing (VVT) that delivers 169 hp, 216 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the second option is a 3.0-liter VVT V6 engine with direct injection technology delivers 264 hp, 299.7 Nm of torque.
In terms of transmission, the Chevrolet Captiva will be equipped with an advanced four- or six-cylinder, six-speed transmission powertrain lineup that offers outstanding efficiency, refinement, power and torque that ensures fun-to-drive characteristics.
Chevrolet will also be showcasing an impressive line-up at the Abu Dhabi International Motor Show 2010.