Redesigned Chevrolet Captiva SUV to debut in Geneva
-Captiva boasts carefully re-designed rear and front
-Keyless start and entry among Captiva's new comfort features
-Trax sales to start in spring
Being widely acknowledged as the creator of the entire SUV segment
with the Suburban in 1935, Chevrolet has more than 75 years of
experience in designing great sport utility vehicles. At the 2013
Geneva Motor Show, the brand will present the restyled edition of its
Captiva compact SUV in Europe for the first time.
The new Captiva introduces several changes to the rear and front of
the vehicle, including new LED tail lamps, angular chrome exhaust tips
and a remodeled bumper. Up front, it sports a lower bumper, a new
grill mesh as well as restyled foglamps. New 18-inch alloy wheels
further enhance Captiva's road presence.
The Captiva will now feature keyless entry and start as standard on
upper trims. Inside, the vehicle will boast fresh seat colors, new
fabrics (upper specifications: leather seats), and restyled trims in
the instrument panel. A dual-zone climate system, an ambient lighting
package and heated rear seats provide even more comfort on select
Offering up to seven seats, along with additional convenience
features, the restyled Captiva is a typical SUV for the family.
Chevrolet will up the ante even more by launching Trax this spring,
its contender for the popular and fast-growing small SUV segment. Trax
will be available in front and all-wheel-drive configurations.
"With Captiva and Trax, Chevrolet will offer two very distinct
SUVs in Europe, both featuring Chevrolet's iconic design," says
Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet and
Cadillac Europe. "Trax combines the agility of a small car and
the versatility of an SUV, making it perfect for today's urban
explorer. The larger and more powerful Captiva has a more upscale
presence. Captiva is the ideal companion for those who want to have
some adventure, but feel that they could do with more space,
capability and that extra bit of convenience," Docherty added.
Trax sales to start in spring
Trax is scheduled to arrive at dealerships in Europe as of spring this
year. Chevrolet's new small SUV features an athletic, inspired
styling, a choice of three fuel-efficient engines and sporty,
responsive ride characteristics. The engine line-up will comprise a
140 hp (103 kW) 1.4L turbocharged gasoline unit, a 1.6L gasoline
engine as well as a 1.7L diesel engine which produces 130 hp (96 kW).
All manual transmission variants come with Start/Stop technology. Trax
is offered in front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD)
Upper trims will feature Chevrolet MyLink technology as standard, a
system that aggregates content from compatible smartphones onto the
seven-inch high-resolution full-color touchscreen display. Chevrolet
MyLink will also enable users to navigate by means of a dedicated
smartphone app called BringGo and will allow them to access TuneIn
MyLink users who own a compatible iPhone* (as of 4S) running iOS6 will
be able to use the Siri assist system, to perform a number of tasks
while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the
Technical data preliminary
* Siri requires internet access. Siri may not be available in all
languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular
data charges may apply.
Chevrolet is General Motors' largest global brand with annual sales of
almost five million vehicles in more than 140 countries. It is the
fourth biggest global car brand in terms of sales and also one of the
fastest growing brands in the world. Chevrolet cars combine bold
design, performance, innovation and practicality. They provide
outstanding value for money. Established in the U.S. by Swiss émigré
Louis Chevrolet in 1911, the brand celebrated its centenary in 2011.
The brand was re-launched in Europe in 2005. It is represented with a
total of 2,500 sales and service outlets in Western and Central
Europe. The European Chevrolet line-up includes the Spark city car,
the small Aveo sedan and hatchback, the compact Cruze sedan, hatchback
and station wagon, the Orlando family van, the Captiva SUV, the Malibu
mid-size sedan, the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the
extended-range Volt electric car. In 2013, Chevrolet is launching the
all-new Trax small SUV and the all-new Corvette Stingray.