Sunday, September 14, 2014
Chevrolet Philippines Revises Captiva for 2014. Now with 400 Nm of Torque!
Chevrolet Philippines is once again readying an assault in the compact crossover market by revamping and re-introducing the Captiva for 2014. Headlined by revisions to its drivetrain as well as new features, Chevrolet is aiming to enlarge its share in this growing segment.
Powered a new 2.0-liter turbo diesel 4-cylinder engine, the Captiva generates a healthy 161 horsepower and a whopping 400 Nm of torque (enough to outgrunt the Forester XT) thanks to its new Variable Geometry Turbocharger. More than just delivering thrust, the engine is now mated to a new second-generation 6-speed automatic (GF6) with Driver Shift Control and ECO drive mode for better fuel economy. Other changes to the Captiva include a self-leveling rear suspension system which should make for improved handling when fully-loaded.
Outside, the 2014 Captiva sports revised front and rear bumpers. The rear bumpers, for instance, now integrate the dual exhaust tips (tipped in chrome). This is joined by new rear light clusters with LED brake lights. Upfront, the revised front bumper gives a sleeker look along with the new projector headlights. The Captiva still features front fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and roof rails as standard equipment.
Inside, the Captiva features 7-seater capability or a 1,577-liter luggage space with second and third row seats folded. The 2014 model now sports Bluetooth hands-free telephony and music streaming. The Captiva also has dual climate control, steering wheel mounted controls for audio and A/C, among other luxury features.
The 2014 Captiva can be driven home with a reduced price: P 1,298,888 for the 4x2 A/T gas variant and P 1,398,888 for the 4x2 A/T diesel variant. Chevrolet is also offering the Captiva on a low all-in promo (P 128,000) from now until September 30, 2014. The Captiva now carries Chevrolet’s 5-year warranty and 3-year 24/7 roadside assistance.