General Motors will have a busy period in Malaysia by launching the facelifted Chevy Captiva and with the Colorado pick-up coming later this year.
Making its world debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the facelifted Captiva has a new grill which we can say it dominates the whole front end, being also fitted with new bonnet, headlights and wing mirror indicators with LED.
While the front fascia got all the attention from the GM designers, the back-end remained untouched and as you are probably used to, the car now sits on 17 inch alloy wheels, which come in standard.
The “new” Captiva has “retro” interior green lighting, with Casio style green digits, but in the same time the dashboard seems to be improved, with metallic elements, and the SUV has more storage spaces.
The engine is still a 2.4 liters but its cc went down from 2.405 to 2.384, and it’s delivering 165 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic. According to the automaker, the average fuel consumption went down from 10.4L/100km to 9.1L/100km, as well as the CO2 emissions, which are down by 14 percent.
The diesel version of the “new” Captiva will hit the Malaysian auto market in the fourth quarter of this year so future customers may want to wait a little more to get better fuel consumption.
The facelifted Chevrolet Captiva imported from Thailand is priced at RM155.184 excluding insurance, and it’s available in six colors.