Chevy Captiva is a compact crossover, developed in Korea by GM Korea company that is part of General Motors. It is based on the Theta platform, similar to Opel Antara. We have received both reports suggesting that 2015 Chevrolet Captiva will be a carryover but also that it will come as a redesigned model.
It was first made as a concept car, labeled Chevrolet S3X and it was revealed on 2004 Paris Motor Show. Concept vehicle came with an interesting design solutions made by Bupyeong-Gu design center in Incheon, South Korea. After that Daewoo (later name of the GM Korean branch) made another concept version, labeled as Chevrolet T2X, which debuted one year later in the Korean capital, on 2005 Seoul Motor Show. Production version of these concept vehicles a.k.a. Chevy Captiva was born one year after that. Since its production started its model was sold in Asia and Australia only. Later its sales spread to Middle East. In United States only Chevrolet Captiva Sport is available and in first few years of it sales it could be bought only by the fleet owners.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Side
As we mentioned before there are reports suggesting that the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva will be redesigned version and for that we have few images of the test mule. Looking at that model it is obvious that it is Chevrolet Orlando with few modifications but it is only an early stage test vehicle. Because of this there is a possibility that it will come with significant changes as a 2016th model. We will have to wait little longer and see what happens.
Specs Of 2015 Chevrolet Captiva
From the outside it looks like a typical crossover SUV, with little bit more aerodynamic elements in the front part, at least since its big redesign in 2011. It comes with stylish headlamps whose sharp top corners look like the ones you can see on some more luxurious crossovers, like Lexus RX350 for example. New 2015 Chevrolet Captiva also brings 17 inch alloy wheels and folding mirrors that drastically lower the wind noise during high speed rides.
When it comes to interior, one of the biggest lacks of 2015 Chevrolet Captiva, at least in its Sport version is the absence of hi tech equipment. That sounds logical, since this version is mostly sold in fleets, but since now even Ford F and E Series vehicles have hi tech touch screen displays, there’s no good excuse for the lack of it. Good news is that MyLink infotainment system became an additional option, so that might be the start of a new day when it comes to Captiva interior.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Back
Sport version comes with only one engine. Nothing to fancy, just a regular 2.4 liter four cylinder that can produce about 180 horsepower. The 2015 Chevrolet Captiva can reach 60 mph in average 9.1 second and depending on the trim it can come with automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheel or to all wheels through a AWD transmission system. Although its engine is not too powerful, this model comes with respectable tow power of 3,500 pounds of tow capability.
2015 Chevrolet Captiva Price
Base price of the 2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport is a $24,370. Price goes up $800 for each higher trim with topping $32,000 for the LTZ with all the fancy additional options. It can be pricey for higher trim levels but still it is a great offer and good competitor.