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Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:26 AM

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Starting a new thread on the new Chev Captiva which will be launched in Q2 as announced in Biz Times today. Feel free to comment. Wonder if this 7 seater will take off?

BT's figures are slightly diff from article below.
cc : 2,405 cc inline-4, 5 speed auto transmission
max power : 136BHP at 5,000 rpm
max torque : 220Nm at 2,200 rpm
0-100 : 12.5 sec, top speed 178km/h
price : to be priced against Fortuner (92k) and Honda CRV 2.4

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:36 AM

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New Chevrolet SUV designed for Europe

* First diesel powered compact Chevrolet SUV
* Available with five and seven seats
* Available with active-on-demand all-wheel-drive system

The new Captiva is the first all-new product to be designed and developed by Chevrolet for the European market. Its bold, striking design provides a glimpse of the future for Chevrolet in Europe with strong design cues that will become familiar on future new products. Captiva is not just good looking, it’s practical too with five or seven seat capability and a flexible seat arrangement that can be folded flat throughout. A high level of interior fit and finish and the use of high quality materials will surprise when seen against Captiva’s great value for money positioning. Additional detail like the opening glass panel in the rear tailgate and spring assisted seventh seat operation with pop-up head restraints, exhibit the attention to detail that is apparent throughout the new car. As you would expect from Chevrolet, value for money to the customer is key yet levels of specification are comprehensive on all derivatives, for example front and curtain airbags are standard across the range.

It was Chevrolet who launched the original SUV with the Suburban back in 1935 - Captiva is the latest model in a long line of authentic Chevrolet SUVs. It debuts at the Geneva Motor Show (March 2 - 12, 2006) and will be available in showrooms across Europe starting in June.

Captiva is the first Chevrolet in Europe to be equipped with a diesel engine. The initial version of a new family developed as a joint programme between GMDAT and GM Powertrain, the engine is also built in an all new factory. Alongside 2.4 litre and 3.2 litre V6 gasoline engines, Captiva comes with the new 2.0 litre, four cylinder 150hp variant of the new diesel with common rail injection offering high levels of efficiency and refinement. The Captiva will also be the first model in Chevrolet’s European range available with an electronic stability program (ESP).

“Chevrolet continues to grow at a remarkable pace in Europe”, said Wayne Brannon, Executive Director, Chevrolet Europe. “Selling just over 240,000 cars in Europe in 2005, 26 percent more than in 2004, we closed last year with another sales record. Here in Geneva, we have two world premieres, the Epica and the Captiva. With their six cylinder and diesel engines, they break new ground for our brand in Europe. And the Captiva gives us access to an additional and growing vehicle segment. So we have the potential to continue to grow in a similar way as last year.”

Captiva’s expressive design can be described as “strong, sophisticated and sporty”. It is a spacious, practical and tough vehicle designed with optimum on-road ride and handling characteristics but highly capable in difficult weather and road conditions. Customers will have the choice between front-wheel and all-wheel-drive variants, the latter featuring an active on demand all-wheel-drive system. As driving conditions dictate, the rear axle is instantly employed via an electronically controlled electro-magnetic coupling to give maximum traction. The system also seamlessly interacts with the ESP and ABS systems, enhancing driver control of the vehicle and safety margins. The ESP itself has additional functions like HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), HDC (Hill Descent Control), ARP (Active-Rollover Protection), FBS (Fading Brake Support) and TSA (Trailer Stabilization Assist). Importantly, development of the European ride and handling dynamics has been carried out with Millbrook, GM’s proving ground in the UK. Along with durability testing, this has ensured that the characteristics of Captiva’s on road behaviour match customer demands across Europe.

Its sleek yet bold design is accentuated by strong wheel arches and a sweeping feature line that runs from the front fender vent through to the tail lamps. A grey sill finish runs around the vehicle, reducing its apparent height and is interrupted by contrasting ‘undertray’ features on front and rear bumpers. Design sophistication also features inthe cylindrical prism type headlamps, LED type turn signal lamps, turn signal repeaters in the door mirrors and flush fitting, pull-out type door handles.

The wide tailgate with its integrated opening window underlines the practical side of the Captiva. Inside it is spacious, with seating for five and optional seating for seven passengers. It measures 4,639/1,849/1,726 mm (length/width/height) and stands on a wheelbase of 2,707 mm. In five passenger configuration, it offers a trunk volume of 405 litres (VDA method). All seats, including the front passenger seat, can be folded forward and down, achieving a flat surface. Restating a Chevrolet hallmark, it offers plenty of storage space, including a wide net below the instrument panel.

The instrument panel itself is separated from the middle console, making it easy to walk through to the other side. Style and function characterize the interior design, with high class materials and an impressive level of fit and finish. The instrument cluster features easy to read semi-circular dials accentuated by aluminium style rims.

The elegant, fully integrated and flush fit infotainment unit in the middle console aims to provide best in class entertainment. Its features include an eight way speaker system, an amplifier with an output of 4 x 45 watts, an in-dash six CD changer with MP3 capability. Full integration of the audio system also aids security. The console houses the driver information system providing data including Electronic Climate control, outside temperature, compass, average fuel consumption and vehicle speed, and range for remaining fuel. The comprehensive safety equipment includes dual front airbags roof side and curtain airbags, knee bolsters and safety belt pretensioners and load limiters for the front passenger.

Initially, three transversally mounted engines will be available for the Captiva. They include the brand new, state-of-the-art GM common rail diesel engine jointly developed between GMDAT and GM Powertrain. In its first application, the 16 valve unit offers 110 kW (150 hp) at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 316 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The combined fuel consumption is 7.6 l per 100 km. It is the first application of a family of diesel powertrains that will become available in other Chevrolet products in Europe, later this year.

The gasoline engine is a 2.4 litre in-line DOHC four cylinder, delivering 104 kW (142 hp) at 5,200 rpm and a torque maximum of 224 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Its average fuel consumption is 9.9 l per 100 km. The top-of-the line 3.2 litre V6 engine (not available in all countries) produces 165 kW (225 hp) at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque is 308 Nm at 3,500 rpm. Its combined fuel consumption is 11.7 l per 100 km.

Suspension layout consists of a McPherson strut configuration in front and an independent four link design in the rear. Ventilated disc brakes are standard on all four wheels. Four cylinder versions come standard with 215/70 R 16 tyres on 6.5J x 16 inch wheels, while the V6 rolls on 235/60 R 17 tyres on 7.0J x 17 inch wheels. 235/55 R 18 are available.
Technical data overview

Body

Length/width/height- 4,639/1,849/1,726 mm

Wheelbase - 2,707 mm

Kerb weight - 1,585 – 1,710 kg

Luggage capacity - 405 L

Engine/powertrain
Type - 4 cyl./inline,gasoline
Displacement- 2,400 cc
Max. output*- 104 kW/142 PS at 5,200 rpm

Max. torque* - 220 Nm at 4.000 rpm

Drive axle - FWD, AWD (optional)

Transmissions 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic (optional)
Fuel consumption MVEG (combined)
AT in brackets 9.9 (10.2) L/100 km

Chassis and brakes- Wheel suspension front McPherson strut

Wheel suspension rear - Multilink
Steering - Rack-and-pinion type, power assisted
Brakes - Disc, ABS

Wheels - 16 – 18 inches
Tyres - 215/70R16; 235/60R17; 235/55R18

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:39 PM

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7 Seater.......Diesl SUV.......Can Be Use In SG ?....... idea.gif
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:49 PM

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the article was only for reference only. the car coming in will be petrol, not diesel .. u wish LOL ... me too. Chev SE told me that price range will be abt 88k. i am still waiting for results for the Kyron undergoing inspection by LTA. this is def diesel, but heard from Merkava that they removed the rear seats for inspection. urrgghhh ... looks like they die die want some bio-diesel program to proceed before we can see any pte diesel veh on the road .... maybe we shd all email 5th Gear to stop featuring diesel cars as best of the range....

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:51 PM

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:30 PM

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that's a good looking SUV!
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:46 PM

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It's already here. Saw it on a flat bed tow truck this morning along PIE going towards Clementi, probably on the way to LTA. Launching end month or early next month according to a Chevy SE.
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:56 PM

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It looks cool. thumbsup.gif Wonder which part of the world is it manufactured in? The price of $88k seems a bit steep as it is about the region of Fortuner and Honda CRV. For a few thousand dollars difference, I'll take Honda or Toyota.
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:28 PM

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Bros, if anyone going to showroom, take some pics pls ... tell them we are raising awareness for them ... i heard that it looks good... I'm also waiting for 1st arrival for Crossroad for a look see... its "Hummertime"!

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:43 PM

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bounce1.gif Looks a little like sportage/tucson... bounce1.gif

Hope they will be selling ard the same $...
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 12:30 AM

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Just received the preview invatation card, the preview will be on 29 March 07 at Startsauto UBI
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:29 AM

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Guys don't forget that GM Chevrolet made one of the earliest SUV in history. So in terms of building a good SUV who better to know than Chevy who's got decade's of experience compared to the Japanese manufacturers.

Don't get me wrong. The Japanese makes good cars also, but in SUV and large car market my personal experience is that the Americans and European are in control with better safety, build quality and frills. Cars are slightly more expensive but you can't put a price on safety can you, especially if it concerns the safety of yourself and your family. Thats just my 2 cents. hur.gif hur.gif hur.gif

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:47 AM

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the article was only for reference only. the car coming in will be petrol, not diesel .. u wish LOL ... me too. Chev SE told me that price range will be abt 88k. i am still waiting for results for the Kyron undergoing inspection by LTA. this is def diesel, but heard from Merkava that they removed the rear seats for inspection. urrgghhh ... looks like they die die want some bio-diesel program to proceed before we can see any pte diesel veh on the road .... maybe we shd all email 5th Gear to stop featuring diesel cars as best of the range....


If Starsauto is going to price is around 88k, I don't think ExclusiveAuto will bring in the Antara.







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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:57 AM

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With regards to the Antara I do believe that Opel also belongs to GM and the Captiva and Antara should share the same platform as it looks almost alike just like the Posche Cheyenne and the VW Toureg. But definitely the price of the Chevy should be much lower if compared to Opel's.

So if you're getting almost the same thing except for maybe a little higher specs from Opel maybe Chevy is a better car all round in terms of pricing as well. Not forgetting both are from GM.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:00 AM

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if only GM had stuck to their guns and produced the Antara based on the GTC Concept.



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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:01 AM

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Thats very true. to cut down on production cost, GM took Daewoo's SUV design instead of Opel's Antara.

I hope GM don't regret this decision.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 01:04 AM

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I must agree that it's a beauty. But let's face it. It all boils down to profit. Coz in Singapore, Chevy is a more popular car in Singapore being the Top 10 best selling brand as compared to Opel the last few years. So maybe that's the reason for Captiva to launch first and hopefully the Antara to follow. That's just my 2 cents. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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For me I believe that the Captiva should be good as the Antara coz I don't think GM would take that kind of risk. After all they belong to the sama family and QC should still be under GM. Hopefully thumbsup.gif

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Same thoughts here.

In any case, i still hope for hope that ExclusivAuto decides to skip the Antara and focus on the new Corsa.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:56 AM

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only 136bhp??

hmm...
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