The 2016 Chevrolet Captiva offers unsurpassed connectivity, enhanced safety, and an upgraded design
DUBAI – The new 2016 Chevrolet Captiva offers SUV customers unsurpassed smartphone connectivity, active safety features designed to prevent accidents, and redesigned interior and exterior styling that refreshes the model and brings it in line with design cues of current Chevrolet models.
The new Captiva addresses the discerning needs of tech-savvy young professionals through its new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, which provides unsurpassed connectivity and convenience for smartphone users through phone projection technology.
In parallel, the 2016 Captiva takes accident prevention to yet another level with the introduction of Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. These active safety features use radar sensors located in the rear bumper to monitor the vehicle’s side blind spots, help drivers maneuver when backing up or changing lanes, and potentially avoid accidents.
The Captiva’s active and passive stability and safety features also include ESC (Electronic Stability Control) that features ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), TCS (Traction Control System), ARP (Active Rollover Protection), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist).
Additionally, the 2016 Captiva features Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, dual front and curtain air bags, and dual pre-tensioner seatbelts.
From a design perspective, one of the new Captiva’s most noticeable changes is the treatment to the front end, particularly the headlamps, which are more compact and come integrated with daytime running lights. The other major redesign is on the front grille, with the Chevrolet bowtie repositioned on the upper section of the redesigned signature dual-port grille. The overall treatment has given the Captiva a refreshed, high-tech and contemporary feel.
Likewise, the rear fascia is updated with integrated, stylized chrome exhaust tips and LED taillamps for a sportier, more up-to-date appearance.
The new Captiva will be available in three new exterior colors, including Sun of a Gun Gray Metallic, Old Blue Eyes Metallic and Burnt Coconut Metallic. The LTZ will have integrated stainless steel side steps and an available new five-spoke, two-tone, machine-faced, 19-inch wheels for a more luxurious, sporty appearance.
Improvements have also been made inside the Captiva. Thanks to the introduction of the new MyLink system, the radio and navigation controls are now integrated and operable from the large full-color touchscreen on the center console, while the dedicated HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) controls for the Captiva’s dual-zone climate control system have simplified operation.
The 2016 Captiva also takes things up a notch performance-wise. The 2016 model maintains its proven power and drivetrain systems but improves the final drive ratio, enabling the driven sprocket to turn fewer times to turn the wheels or drive axle. Fewer rotations per drive axle rotation leads to lower engine rpm at higher vehicle speeds and better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
The Captiva comes with a 2.4L four-cylinder E85-capable (first-in-class) gasoline engine capable of 123 kW (167 hp) at 5,600 rpm and 23.45 kg-m (230 Nm) at 4,600 rpm. Power is sent to the driving wheels via a first-in-class six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control (DSC).
All 2016 Captiva owners will receive a new level of customer experience courtesy of Chevrolet Complete Care. The comprehensive aftersales package promises additional value with competitive and transparent maintenance pricing; one-hour servicing; two days advanced booking; a regional three-year/100,000-km warranty; and four years of regional 24x7 roadside assistance.
The 2016 Captiva is now available for sale in specific countries across the Middle East.