The Captiva is classified as a compact SUV but it actually offers up to six seats, so it is bigger than the average cars in its class. On top of that, it is one of the few cars which has been developed by Daewoo rather than GM even though it has been marketed so far as the Chevrolet Captiva. The car was originally released back in 2006 and since then it only went through a major update which gave it a new look as well as improved engines. The platform remained unchanged though and this is likely going to change with the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Captiva which is expected to be an all new model, especially since the car has been last updated in 2011.
Price and Release date of 2016 Chevrolet Captiva
The new model of the Captiva could make use of the brand new E2XX mid-size platform which would form the perfect base for the new car. This is because the E2XX is lighter, modular and it also accepts a lot more engines than the current platform. This should allow GM to make for a more versatile car that they could sell globally and it might be the first time when the car would actually be introduced on the Chinese market. The release date is likely going to be some time at the end of 2015 or early 2016 while the production model should be ready for the second half of 2016. The price will vary greatly depending on the market it will be sold in but a base model of the car should not cost more than the equivalent of $24,000 which is a good price considering what it has to offer.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Engine and Transmission
Engine wise, the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is likely going to make use of four different engines. The base model could use an evolution of that of the older car, a 2.5 liter inline 4 with 195 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque that will be able to get up to 30 MPG on the highway, a very big improvement over the older 2.4 liter engine. The upper level models on the other hand will make use of a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 with 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque.
This will get a similar fuel consumption to the smaller engine while providing a much nicer experience. There are also going to be two diesel engines, a 1.6 liter twin-turbo inline 4 with up to 160 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque as well as a bigger 2.2 liter model with up to 200 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Front wheel drive is going to be standard while all wheel drive is going to be offered as an option. The standard gearbox will be a 6 speed manual while some markets will also be available with an optional 6 or 9 speed automatic.
2016 Captiva Exterior
The exterior is very likely going to change as well but to what extent we don’t really know for now. However, it is safe to assume that the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Captiva will make use of similar design cues to the newer models from the American manufacturer such as the new Impala or even the Suburban. A new grille and more aggressive headlights are expected while the general look of the car will be looking tougher which is always a nice improvement, especially for a crossover like it.
2016 Captiva Chevy Interior
The cabin of the Captiva will also be upgraded with all the newest technologies GM has to offer such as a new Android based infotainment system, better seats all around the car and more space thanks to the new platform which will allow for a lower floor than before. The equipment level will be similar to that of the Equinox but the Captiva will likely be available with more room in the cabin as well as newer equipment.