The Captiva compact SUV/crossover has been a steady performer for Chevrolet since its introduction in 2007. This latest facelift brings more in-car technology and safety systems to the Captiva while maintaining a practical seven-seater layout.
In order to attract more buyers to the Captiva, the standard specification has also been improved. It now offers the following features across the range:
Eight-way electronically adjustable driver’s seat
Dual-zone climate control
MyLink 2.0 with large touchscreen
Rear park assist
Keyless Entry and Keyless Start (PEPS)
Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist
Enhancements to the 2016 model range include a revised front-end design (including a redesigned grille), which brings the exterior appearance of the Captiva in line with the Chevrolet-family look. The headlamps have LED daytime running lights that are automatically activated when required.
The Captiva offers a spacious environment for its occupants and their luggage. Even in full seven-seater mode, the Chevrolet still offers 477 litres of loading space. If you fold the third row of seats down and use it purely as a five-seater it is said to offer 942-litres of utility space.
The 2016-specification Captiva models ride on 18-inch alloy wheels and the new look is finished off with integrated side steps.
The major upgrade for the interior is the introduction of Chev’s MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen. It’s the second generation of MyLink that builds on the innovations of the previous system. The new system introduces phone projection technology. In other words, it allows users with compatible smartphones to project some of their phone’s apps and functions onto the screen of the car’s infotainment system.
Further changes to the interior include a new leather steering wheel and an all-new dashboard and instrument cluster.
Buyers of the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva have a choice of either the 2.4-litre petrol engine or a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine. The 2.4-litre naturally aspirated engine produces 123 kW and has a torque output of 230 Nm. Combined cycle fuel consumption is a claimed 8.8L/100 km. The 2.4 is only available in front-wheel drive configuration, but you have the option of a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic.
The 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine produces 135 kW and 400 Nm of torque. The 2.2 D LT FWD model is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission and is said to achieve a combined fuel consumption figure of 7.8 L/100 km.
Standard safety features
The Chevrolet Captiva has a 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to a suite of electronic aids such as 3-point seatbelts on all 7 seats, Isofix child seat anchorages, ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), traction control systems (TCS), braking assist system (BAS), hill start assist (HAS) and hill descent control (HDC).
2016 Captiva pricing:
Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LT FWD M/T R 396 600
Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LT FWD A/T R 415 500
Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 D LT FWD A/T R 431 300
Warranty and Roadside Assistance is covered for 5 years or 120 000 km. Captiva comes standard with a 3 years or 60 000 km service plan.