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2013-06-11 10:19

FACE-LIFTED CAPTIVA IN SA: Chevrolet’s enhanced the appeal of its Captiva with exterior and interior style upgrades.Image: Quickpic

Chevrolet has added style tweaks to its local Captiva line-up as part of a 2013 makeover from the entry 2.4 LT to the range-topping 2.2 LTZ 4x4.

The front has a new bumper, fog light surrounds and grille, the tail a revised bumper, diode tail lifts and new exhausts.


All Captiva variants now have a “touch-pad” boot release and passenger seat-belt warning. Dual-zone aircon is standard on the 2.2 LTZ 4x4, an option on the 2.4 LT manual and auto (both transmissions are six-speed).

The 2.2 LTZ receives keyless entry and push-button start along with 'Captiva'  illuminated sill covers. The 2.2 LTZ has a low-tyre pressure warning and its final-drive ratio on the Captiva 2.2 LTZ has been revised to provide improved performance from the rest.

Optional extras on the Captiva 2.4 LT manual and auto include 18” alloy rims, power sun roof and leather upholsery. Buyers can also specify a “Luxury Package’ that adds dual-zone aircon and a trip-data computer.


The Chevrolet Captiva can be powered by either a 2.4 petrol engine producing 123kW/230Nm or 2.2 diesel capable of 135kW/400Nm. The diesel engine is mated to a six-speed auto.

Fuel consumption is rated at 8.8 litres/100km for the 2.4 petrol and eight/100km for the diesel.

Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LT FWD - R322 100
Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LT FWD auto - R337 900
Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 LTZ AWD auto - R443 000

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