General Motors is going to launch the refreshed version of its Premium SUV in India, the Chevrolet Captiva around October 2011 which happens to be the festival season here in India. This facelifted Chevrolet Captiva was unveiled at 2010 Paris motor show in September.
About 2 months after the launch of Chevrolet Beat Diesel, the launch of Chevrolet Captiva 2012 new model is expected. There are some cosmetic changed which will distinct the new Captiva from the old generation Captiva, along with this there will be features improvements and quality of Interiors will also be enhanced.
2012 Chevrolet Captiva gets a new face with restyled headlights and a new front bumper, along with Chevrolet’s updated grille design and new interiors. There is no official word on the specifications of the Indian version of 2012 Captiva, but it may get an upgrade on engine front too.
The new Captiva’s chassis has been tuned to further enhance vehicle dynamics, improving cornering, roll characteristics and ride feel. In Europe the Captiva gets Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Braking Assist System (BAS) standard, as well as front-, side- and head curtain airbags, the Captiva also provides a high level of safety.The new Captiva will also feature Hill Start Assist, eliminating “roll-back” on hills, the audio system includes an auxiliary input, USB-port and Bluetooth connectivity.
Chevrolet needs to make this new generation model catchier and value for money as the SUV space in India has become more competent than ever. There are many SUVs on the offering in the price range of 18 to 25 Lakhs in which the Captiva is also placed, especially Toyota Fortuner from the top which still commands a three month waiting period. Pricing could be revised with a higher price tag as the SUV will get significant upgrades.
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