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2016 Chevrolet Captiva

2016 Chevrolet Captiva

By Franky Johnson

2016 Chevrolet Captiva styling tweaks across the range of the 2.4 LT manual and automatic and the top-of-the-range 2.2 LTZ AWD models include a fresh treatment for the front bumper, fog lamp surrounds and grille. At the rear, the update includes a revised rear bumper and exhaust outlets. Tail lamps are now more attractive, reliable and feature longer-life LED units.

All three models now come as standard with a Touch-Pad lift gate mechanism and passenger-seat-belt warning. Dual-zone climate control is standard on the 2.2 LTZ, but only available as a factory fitted option on the lower-spec models.

To further enhance its luxury car credentials, the top-spec model is also fitted with keyless entry, tyre-pressure warning indicator and push-button starting. The upgrade further includes illuminated door-sill covers with the Captiva name.

Factory fitted options available on the Captiva 2.4 LT manual and automatic include 18-inch alloy wheels with a fresh new design, an electronic sunroof and leather seats. Customers for these two models can also specify a Luxury Package that adds dual-zone climate control and an on-board computer to the specification.

Engine specifications remain the same across the board. The 2.4-litre petrol produces 123kW/230Nm, while the 2.2-litre diesel pushes out 135kW and 400Nm of torque. Chevrolet claims a combined-cycle fuel economy of 8.8 litres/100km for the front-wheel-drive model and 8.0 litres/100km for the all-wheel-drive model.

The Captiva 2.4 LT with front-wheel-drive is available with a choice of both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, the latter with electronic control. The Captiva 2.2 LTZ has a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with on-demand four-wheel-drive.

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