This SUV is present on the car market since 2006 which is a long period. During that time this car has had a few refreshments and redesigns and now it is time to do it once again. This new 2016 Captiva will be completely refreshed and it will have a new facelift for 2016 model year. Changes are expected in both design and powertrain departments of the car and it is said this new model will be based on GM’s D2XX platform that is used in cars such as Chevrolet and Opel Antara. This SUV is a mid-size car that has the best use as a family car because it has seven seats and it can serve an entire family.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Engine and Specs
As previously mentioned this car will possibly have some interesting changes in powertrain department. Exact and clear info is not yet present but there are some rumors. If we look at the previous versions we can make some assumptions and say this new Captiva will have smaller but more efficient engines. Three engines are expected to be offered and we hope that will be the case at the end. First engine expected to find its way under the hood of 2016 Captive will be a 2.2 liter diesel engine that can produce 163 horsepower and 184 lb. –ft. of torque. Second one that will possibly be found under the hood is a 2.4 liter petro engine. It will have four cylinders and it will be able to produce 167 horsepower and 230 lb. –ft. of torque. Third engine option will be a 3.0 liter V6 engine that will be able to produce 258 horsepower and 288 lb. –ft. of torque. This option will be a FWD one and it will have 6 speed automatic transmissions.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Design
Even though there is no official info about the design of this new Captiva, we have pretty good idea what will it be. Some camouflaged models were spotted testing but they were heavily covered so we can expect some big changes. New car is said to have similarities with Opel Mokka. Some of the exterior features will be LED daytime lights, dual exhaust pipe system, splitter in front bumper and new rims. On the inside of this car we can expect high quality materials for upholstery and overall interior. We can expect that there will be enough room for the passengers because the car will be a bit roomier than before. It will come featuring 5 or 8 inch touchscreen, climate control system, navigation system and leather upholstery for higher trims.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Release date and Price
This car is expected to be sold from the beginning of 2016 and the base model price will star around $24.000 and up to $35-40.000 dollars for best trim versions.