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Nipped Captiva for Geneva

2013-02-28 10:09

NIP AND TUCK FOR NEXT CAPTIVA: Chevrolet's popular Captiva receives a sporty redesign in 2013.


Earlier in 2012 we reported on Chevrolet becoming the official sponsor of Manchester United football club. In February 2013, players and staff received the keys to their new Chevs.

Chevrolet will debut its new Captiva at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show.
Changes include a new front and rear design, new LED rear lights and angular chromed exhaust tips. The seven-seater has a lower front bumper, new grille and fog lights. The model sports redesigned  18" alloys.


The upper trim levels now include standard keyless entry and start. The interior has been upgraded with new materials and leather trim in the higher spec models. The higher trim levels include dual climate control, ambient lighting and heated rear seats.

Local fans who want entry-level SUV will be well pleased as Chevrolet will be launching its Trax compact SUV in South Africa by the end of 2013.

Chevrolet Europe and Cadillac President and managing director, Susan Docherty siad: "With Captiva and Trax, Chevrolet will offer two very distinct SUVs in Europe, both featuring the company’s iconic design.

"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. It’s ideal 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 said.


The line-up will include a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit (103kW), 1.6 petrol engine and a 1.7 diesel engine both good for 96 kW. Stop/start is standard with manual models

The Trax will be available in front and all-wheel-drive configurations.

MyLink technology collects content from compatible smartphones onto the seven-inch high-resolution full-colour touchscreen display and this will also be standard on higher trim levels. This sytem will also enable users to navigate by means of a dedicated smartphone app called BringGo and will allow them to access TuneIn internet radio.

Check out the latest models in our Geneva show section.

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