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In 2006, a relatively inexpensive Captiva SUV joined the lineup of affordable GM models, which the group brought to Europe from Korea. The premiere took place at the Geneva Motor Show. This time, the company presented not a huge and heavy American jeep, but a compact SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) class car or, in the popular language, a SUV. From Italian Captiva translates as "captive".

Chevrolet Captiva 2006

The look turned out quite manly. The grille is crowned by a large Chevrolet badge. The original fog lights give the car a certain charm. The back end fits very harmoniously into the overall look: two exhaust pipes, beautiful taillights - a very solid image is obtained.

In the cabin reigns a sense of carefully thought out functionality. Nothing superfluous, and all that is - to the place and looks great. The decoration used only high-quality plastic. Indicators of the dashboard are easy to read, all control buttons are at hand, and the finish "under the tree" and "aluminum" (in the expensive version) looks quality and appropriate. Inside can comfortably seat up to seven passengers. The basic version is designed for five people. Seats are regulated in various planes. The steering wheel can also be adjusted in height and angle. It brought the audio control panel, as well as, in some trim levels, also the cruise control system control buttons.

The trunk volume is quite impressive, and if you fold the rear seats, the area of ​​usable space is doubled. The rear seat can be folded and in parts (in the ratio 60/40). Folding all the passenger seats, the volume of the cargo compartment will increase to 1,565 liters. By the way, for ease of loading in the Captiva, you can open the rear door glass separately. In the cabin for the storage of a small bag there is a spacious glove box, which is also cooled. In the pockets of the front doors, in addition to places for a card, there are round niches, for liter bottles of water, for example.

The basic equipment Chevrolet Captiva includes 6 airbags, ESP, alloy wheels 17, power accessories, air conditioning, CD / MP3 with the ability to control the radio on the steering wheel. There are versions of the Captiva with cruise control, fog lights, heated seats, an on-board computer, leather interior and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Chevrolet Captiva 2006

The car is offered with three types of engines: two petrol and one diesel. Diesel engine of 2.0 l / 150 hp and the front-wheel drive version of Captiva will not be sold in Russia. So you have to choose among all-wheel drive options with two petrol engines (2.4 l / 136 hp and V6 3.2 l / 230. s.). Transmission to choose from: manual and 5-speed automatic.

V-shaped “six” well pulls 1770-pound Captiva, coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission accelerates the car to 100 km / h in less than 9 seconds.

In normal mode, the car is front-wheel drive, and only when the drive wheels begin to slip, the electronics connects the rear wheels, to which up to 50% of the torque can be transmitted, if necessary. There are no locks and drop-downs on Captiva. If necessary, it is possible to turn on assistance during descent (this system artificially lowers the speed of the car during descent, slowing down the engine and wheels so that the car does not rotate across the slope). Fully independent Captiva suspension (front - McPherson, rear - multi-link) without any problems coping with road irregularities.

The updated Captiva model was presented at the Paris Auto Show in October 2010. As part of the restyling, the compact SUV received an updated exterior, improved interior and new engines. The car has also become more secure.

The front of the car has changed significantly, has become more pointed and aggressive. This contributes to a more streamlined front bumper. In the eye catches a new sharp lines hood. The grille, as in the dorestaylingovoy version, is divided into two parts. Only now it is not narrow strips, but a real battle visor from the edge of the hood, through the entire bumper to the plastic skirt. The head optics are noticeably modernized. Large rectangular headlamps slightly upturned. Powerful foglights, framed by chrome, are located in a special plane integrated into the bumper. Located on the front fender vents give the car a dynamic look. Behind changed only the lights. The rear optics received a fashionable transparent case, in which the multi-colored signal lights were located. Captiva 2011 also received LED turn signal built-in mirrors, new body colors and a fresh design of alloy wheels.

Chevrolet captiva

The developers paid no less attention to the interior of the updated crossover. The seats have changed for the better, they have good lateral support. Also changed the central part of the dashboard, it has become more modern. The liquid crystal display on which navigation and the picture from the rear-view camera are broadcast, perfectly fit into the overall concept of the central panel. The mechanical parking brake has been replaced by a more modern electric one. Thus, the designers freed up the space for the multifunctional glove box between the front seats. Designers used elements of other Chevrolet models, for example, a blue backlight and a toolbar lining that smoothly passes into the front doors. Captiva is offered in 5- or 7-seater performance, and the rows of seats themselves are elevated, like in a movie theater. In the standard equipment of all cars there is a full electric package, which includes electric mirrors, rain and light sensors and many other systems that help the driver to control the car. The boot capacity is 769 liters, it can be transformed by folding the second row of seats into 1,577 liters.

The engine range for the Chevrolet Captiva is radically changed. Engines fully upgraded, increased power. Customers are offered 4 new engines of standard Evro-5, which are serially combined with 6-step "mechanics". Optionally, it is also offered a 6-step "automatic". The base is the gasoline engine ECOTEC, having a working volume of 2.4 liters, equipped with a modern system VVT, which provides adjustment of the valve timing. The power of this engine is 167 l.sil, and fuel consumption is 8.9 l / 100 when using a manual transmission. Claimed on the passport to disperse hundreds of 10.5 seconds. The most powerful engine is the 3-liter V6. Direct fuel injection and flexible valve control make it possible to develop a power of 258 hp. He is able to disperse a Captiva to a hundred in 8.6 seconds. The maximum speed of 198 km / h, fuel consumption of 10.7 l / 100 km in a mixed cycle. 

Chevrolet Captiva 2011

The new 2.2-liter turbo diesel is available in two versions: the 163 and 184 hp. Engines have a variable geometry turbocharger, intercooler and Common rail system. Unlike the previous generation of diesel engines, new engines have a reduced compression ratio. Due to this, the power of the new Chevrolet Captiva has become higher, and the level of CO2 emissions is lower. With a 163-horsepower diesel engine, the Chevrolet Captiva has the following technical characteristics: acceleration in 9.9 seconds to 100 kilometers per hour from a standstill, maximum speed of 189 km / h. With a diesel engine with a power of 184 hp, the Chevrolet Captiva accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 9.4 seconds, and the maximum speed is 200 km / h. For both versions, fuel consumption is 6.4 l / 100 kilometers.

The new car is also equipped with all-wheel drive. The active all-wheel drive system controls the connection of the rear wheels via an electronically controlled clutch. The distribution of torque along the axes is constantly regulated automatically and can be brought up to a ratio of 50:50. Under normal driving conditions, 100% of the torque is transmitted to the front wheels. The all-wheel drive system is fully integrated with the anti-lock braking system and dynamic stabilization system to ensure maximum controllability of the vehicle.

The updated Chevrolet Captiva chassis improves the car’s dynamic qualities, improves sharp cornering, reduces roll and improves overall driving performance. The basic equipment of Captiva includes systems that provide high-level active safety. The car is equipped with ESC (dynamic stabilization system), TCS (anti-skid system) and BAS (braking assistance system).

Six airbags (side, front and curtain airbags to protect the rear passengers) are part of the passive safety system. The front seats have diagonal waist belts with a pretensioner and a tension limiter. The side seats of the second row are equipped with Isofix mounts, which allow you to quickly and securely install child seats. 

In 2013, the updated Chevrolet Captiva was officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show. As before, the restyled crossover is available in both five-seater and seven-seater performance. Exterior has changed slightly. They updated the grille, it received a black cellular crate, a chrome edging around the edges and an additional bar in the center. A slight change has undergone the shape of the front bumper, fog lights have changed. New headlamps have become more narrowed shape. Small slits appeared on the front wings. Behind the car, too, received a new bumper, an updated design of reflectors, and round exhaust pipes gave way to chrome-plated rectangular tubes of sports design. Taillights slightly enlarged and equipped with LEDs. 

In the cabin, too little change. The instrument panel has changed slightly compared to the previous generation, now there are two distinct scales with a pleasant blue backlight. Between them there is a small display that displays the temperature of the engine, oil pressure and a few more indicators in real time. The steering wheel has changed shape and received additional adjustments by the vehicle systems. In addition to the design in the cabin has improved ergonomics. From inside the car began to look much more expensive. In the interior trim applied higher quality plastics and fabric elements. The top configurations have got an updated leather interior with new trim colors, new lining on the front panel and a few minor innovations have appeared. 

The possibilities of interior transformation deserve a separate discussion. Here everything is added up and in any combination. In the previous version of Captiva there were no such possibilities. Even the third-row version of the crossover allows you to make a flat floor for loading without dismantling the third row. The seats are folded in any proportions you need, that is, you can carry the required number of passengers and get excellent cargo space. In a fully transformed state, the car offers almost a thousand liters of usable volume. In the standard version, the luggage compartment volume is 477 liters.

Under the hood of the Russian version of the crossover to choose from three representatives of the updated line of engines. Two petrol units, including a four-cylinder engine with a displacement of 2.4 liters and a capacity of 167 horsepower. More powerful six-cylinder engine has a working volume of 3.0 liters capacity of 249 horsepower.

The first engine is able to accelerate the crossover to one hundred kilometers per hour in 10.3 seconds, and the average consumption is 12.2 liters. With this engine you can choose a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic. With the flagship engine, the car will be faster - just 8.6 seconds to one hundred kilometers per hour, and the flow rate will increase to 15.5 liters per hundred kilometers. As transmission can only be used automatic.

The third in the lineup is diesel, which develops 184 horsepower with a volume of 2.2 liters. Acceleration of the crossover with this engine is 9.6 seconds to one hundred kilometers per hour, and fuel consumption is 8.5 liters per hundred kilometers in city conditions. With this engine, you can choose both manual and automatic transmissions.

Four-wheel drive is offered for all variants of the car, but despite this, it is very careful to move out of the asphalt. The fact is that in the zone of rapids the ground clearance does not exceed 170 mm, and there is even less space under the bumpers.

The concern offers two main configurations: LS and LT. Also there are special versions of LT Plus and LTZ. In the basic version, the car is well equipped on all fronts: 17-inch alloy wheels, a full set of airbags for the driver and front passenger, ABS, stability control, braking assistance, air conditioning, heated front seats, a proprietary audio system with steering wheel controls. The top configurations offer heated rear seats, dual-zone climate control, engine start using a button, MyLink multimedia system that supports voice control, as well as 18-inch wheels. 

The issue of safety in this car is given special attention. At the base of the body appeared a strong steel frame, equipped with special programmable deformation zones and stiffeners in door structures that should protect against side impacts. The car's basic equipment was equipped with two front airbags, three-point belts with pretensioners, active head restraints for the front seats, as well as a mounting for child seats. More expensive configuration, as well as additional options will be installed curtains and side airbags. 

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