2018 Chevrolet Captiva Review, Release Date

With a smaller size and better power to weight ratio, compact crossover SUV market has been on the rise and the 2018 Chevrolet Captiva looks to make it big on that very opportunity.

2018 Chevrolet Captiva front

What’s under the hood?

The 2018 Chevy Captiva is expected to get a complete makeover in terms of powertrain. This compact crossover is expected to have a 2.2-litre diesel engine capable of producing 170 hp of power and 190 lb-ft of torque. With higher trims, engine options might include a 2.4-litre drivetrain churning out the same hp values with 220 lb-ft of torque.

Some added engine details will include:

  • A standard 6-speed or 8-speed manual and automatic transmission.
  • Till now sources claim that 2018 Chevy Captiva will provide a combined EPA ratings of 19 mpg in city/highways with 20 mpg in cities and 28 mpg on highways.
  • 1 seconds in FWD and 9.7 seconds in AWD is what Captiva takes to leap from 0-60 mph.

2018 Chevrolet Captiva side

2018 Chevrolet Captiva – Is designing impressive?

New Chevrolet Captiva 2018 will come with its standard four headlight package along with daytime running LED lights. Noticeable features include an all-black horizontal front grille attached to a large body colored bumper. Both the bumper and grille house a couple of air intakes which facilitates in keeping the engine cooler.

Does 2018 Chevrolet Captiva impress from the inside?

The Captiva is likely to be 5-seater or 7-seater depending on its trims. Standard cloth or leather upholstered seats come with a dominant plastic dashboard. This dash houses a 7 inch LED touchscreen and an array of buttons and switches for a total in-house control. Infotainment comes with an HDRadio, 6- speaker surround sound, Bluetooth connectivity and dual-zone air conditioning.

How safe is it?

Safety from the inside has been ensured with all round seat belts and air bags in Chevrolet Captiva 2018. In addition to this tire pressure monitoring system, Lane departure alert and rear park assist are also provided at optional with some of its higher trims. When will it hit world market?

2018 Chevrolet Captiva interior

2018 Chevrolet Captiva – Price and Release Date

The 2018 Chevrolet Captiva is expected to be priced $25,000. Although claimed to market ready by Chevrolet, this compact crossover SUV is likely to be released by mid or late 2017.

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