Chevrolet Captiva to launch in China as locally made vehicle image

The North American based automotive giant General Motors is planning to launch the Chevrolet Captiva in China as a locally made vehicle available with front-wheel drive only.

According to chinacartimes.com, the manufacturer will present the Chevrolet Captiva as a locally made vehicle in China and the model will come only with the front-wheel drive technology. Launching the Chevy Captiva in China as a locally made vehicle is part of GM’s strategy to go against the competitive CRV and the model is expected to be priced on the local market at 220.000rmb.

Rumors say that the “locally made” Chevrolet Captiva will come with the same 2.4 liter engine which will be developing a total output of 165 horsepower and a peak torque of 225 Nm, mated probably to the six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic. The average fuel consumption of the model will go down from 10.4 l/km to 9.1 l/km and CO2 emissions have been improved by 14 percent.

The Chevrolet Captiva has also been introduced recently in Malaysia too and the China made version will most likely be the same as the one launched in Malaysia, except the four-wheel drive technology, which rumors say that it won’t be available to the model, to improve production costs.