Chevrolet Captiva is an compact SUV built for Asian, Australian, middle eastern and select European markets. 2015 year models can already be found in some of them and they were re-brended as Chevy Captiva Sport Fleet. For other markets will be available as 2015 Chevrolet Captiva
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Engine and Mechanics
There are still the same four available trim levels: 1LS, 2LS, LT and LTZ. There are two powertrain options available, one petrol and one diesel one. Petrol engine is 2.4L ecotec I4 which yields 180 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Diesel engine is 2.2L I4 which has either 160 hp or 181 hp and 260 or 300 lb-ft of torque, depending on a transmission which can be 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, respectively. Sadly, there’s still no 4WD option as all Captiva’s are FWD models.
Exterior was refreshed for the first time since 2011, and new Captiva now has much slimmer grille and shorter, more square-like headlights. Front bumper is also more pronounced which is a direct consequence of a smaller grille. Rear end also received new set of tail-lights, while the rest of this crossover looks more or less the same.
2015 Captiva Interior and Exterior
2015 Chevrolet Captiva interior kept the same shape, but was refurbished with some new materials and color options. Seats are made of cloth or fiber on highest tier, while dashboard and door panels are made of plastics with few metallic and wood-grain accents. Higher tier models feature an LCD display with Bluetooth technology and rearview camera. Airbag system is complemented with cruise and stability control, hill-start assist and many more safety features.
Fuel economy ratings with petrol engine are 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Diesel engine offers slightly better numbers which stand at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Not that bad, but not exactly class-leading as there are competitors with numbers that go up to mid thirties.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva is affordable compact SUV which has nice-looking design and premium interior to some extent, at least as they get on cheaper models. New Sport Fleet models should continue its legacy that lasts for almost 10 years now, but can’t really be considered as sport crossovers as they still don’t offer 4WD drivetrain.
Price of new Chevrolet Captiva and release date
New 2015 Chevrolet Captiva will cost you between $24,370 for base 1LS model and $29,505, which is the price of top-of the line LTZ model. However, there’s still room for these to grow as optional equipment is plenty. Release date is expected in the first half of 2015.