The 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is a future model of this Korean made SUV. First model of this SUV was made by GM Daewoo, but later the company changed its name to GM Korea. This model was promoted for the first time as Chevrolet S3X concept vehicle in 2004. Production version came in 2006 model year, it was promoted on 2005 Seoul Motor Show as Chevrolet T2X.
This model was based on GM Theta platform, together with: Chevy Equinox, Opel Antara and GMC Terrain. Captiva is this model’s worldwide label, while in South Korea it is being sold as the Daewoo Winstorm, and in Australia as Holden Captiva. Few spy photos of Chevrolet Captiva taken while this model was testing in Germany leaked, so it is easier to guess how this model is going to look for the 2016 model year. Have in mind that this is the heavily camouflaged test mule so we do not have the final look of the car.
Whole front part of the Captiva mule was covered while testing. We hope that this definitely means that new model will arrive to dealerships with improved looks, and maybe even some other changes. There are rumors that a new Captiva is going to be based on a new GM platform called D2XX and it is going to be a new base for Opel Antara and Chevy Cruze too. It is also probably going to come with dual exhaust pipes like last year and that it is going to borrow some of its exterior features from Opel Mokka.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Review
It is really hard to know what to expect from 2016 Chevrolet Captiva, when it comes to interior design and features. Things we know for sure is that we’re talking about five seater, and that some good quality materials are going to be used in making dashboard and door trims. We hope for some more passenger space, especially since there are rumors about new platform, which can lead to increasing cabin space. Trunk area in previous models was impressively big so we don’t think there are going to be too many changes in that area, it also came with highly useful 12 volt power outlet. Only problem with Captiva’s trunk in previous model years was its high floor, so we hope that’s going to change and this way it could add a few cubic feet to its size.
One of the most interesting segments is the engine lineup and we could be getting few surprises here. At this moment there are still no confirmation’s about what we will be getting but looking at the previous version we know that there could be diesel units from 2.2 liter displacement but further improvements of technology will certainly allow the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva to come with smaller and fuel efficient diesel units. If that does not happen it will be interesting to see what power output 2.2 units would offer. Previously they brought 163 and 184 hp and we certainly do hope that these figures will be pushed slightly further.
On the gasoline front expect to see similar situation like it was with previous generation where we could be getting 2.4 liter engine as a base. With 167 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque it did offer decent enough performances but for the new 2016 Chevrolet Captiva it could bring slightly more power and torque. Top of the line should be 3.0 liter V6 with 258 hp and 212 lb-ft of torque which means that pretty much all engine options will be carried over from previous generation but have in mind that those could offer bit more power and improved fuel economy.
Price Of 2016 Chevrolet Captiva
Since this 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is going to arrive in auto-salons in the beginning of 2016, it is still hard to guess its price, but we hope it is not going to be much more expensive than current model. Currently available version starts from $24,360 and we do expect to see this slightly increased but not over $25,000.