Chevrolet captivaFog lights displaced and designed in a new way. The update also touched the bottom of the bumper. There are nine options in the Chevrolet Captiva body color palette. New 19 inch rims design. Fog lights displaced and designed in a new way. The update also touched the bottom of the bumper. There are nine options in the Chevrolet Captiva body color palette. New 19 inch rims design.
Introducing the Chevrolet Captiva in 2006, the creators said it was the first SUV of the brand, specifically designed for the European market. Nobody, of course, remembered the Chevy Niva … The "European" Captiva was manifested in everything: a load-bearing body, independent suspensions, trim, a line of power units, the most "European" of which was a 2-liter 150-horsepower diesel engine, the choice mechanical or automatic transmission, drive - full or front …
In addition to the usual design improvements (see illustrations), the updated car received a completely new line of engines, consisting of two 2.2 diesel engines, a 2.4 petrol, a powerful 3-liter petrol “six”, and two new six-speed transmissions - mechanical and automatic. Plus - numerous electronic systems to help the driver.
The first car that was “captured” turned out to be with a 2.4 petrol and a manual gearbox. Riding on ordinary Austrian roads with strict speed limits did not bring any emotions: the car is comfortable, it drives decently for an SUV. In European. True, when climbing into the mountains (and this is a significant part of the way), a colleague complained that "the engine is sluggish, it pulls poorly." But when we switched places, his opinion also changed. Just should not be shy about high revs.
On the second day there was a trip to the Snow Camp ("Snow Camp"). This time got a car with a V6 and automatic transmission. The impression is that a completely different technique can be overtaken in short sections. True, fuel consumption will have to close our eyes. And don't look at taxes yet.
Fly and crawl
The "Snow Camp" itself was a large ice platform where, under the supervision of instructors, it was necessary to go through slalom, and then drive along an off-road track that goes into the mountains and descends back to the camp.
Captiva is adequately controlled on both high-speed slalom and uphill. And on the descent you do not need to touch the brake: the electronics will do all the work itself. It remains only to steer.
Chevrolet captivaOn the Bluetooth steering wheel with control buttons, instrument lights: Ice-Blue, the display of the navigation system has become larger, improved interior acoustics, new trim materials and an electronic parking brake have appeared. On the Bluetooth steering wheel with control buttons, instrument lights: Ice-Blue, the display of the navigation system has become larger, improved interior acoustics, new trim materials and an electronic parking brake have appeared.
Finally, we were shown that a car can be in the hands of an athlete. Behind the wheel of the Captiva Briton Robert Huff, one of last year's WTCC medalists, sat down. As it turned out, we were just crawling along the slalom track. He was driving. With a train of snow from under all the wheels, shifting the car from side to side … And of course, I turned off the stabilizing electronics. It was funny. It is unlikely that anyone other than him will ever ride the Captiva the same way. This is a family car, with two "cots".
By the way, Huff "burned" on the diesel version. 184 hp, 400 N.m. We decided that this engine for Captiva is optimal. And facelift was recognized as successful, with the exception of the rear lights, similar to Chinese alternative optics. But it is a matter of taste. As well as the graphics of the navigation system: in my opinion, too simple for a modern car. Especially - European.