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Do These Patents Show A Chevrolet Captiva F/L?

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Patents submitted to official authorities are made public when they are approved; this case, however, is a bit puzzling.

Meet 12 Cars That US Customers Are Waving Goodbye To In 2014

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It’s a natural process for cars to come and go, and 2014 makes no exception. While we’ve seen a lot of launches this year, there are also models for which 2014 will be remembered as their last year of production and which will not see direct replacements.

Without further ado, let’s check the list of cars that have been discontinued in 2014.

Spied: Is Chevy Giving its Captiva SUV One Last Facelift?

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After eight years in the market, the Chevrolet Captiva is a bit long in the tooth these days, but GM continues to bet on facelifts to prolong its life.

Scoop: GM Begins Testing Mule for New Opel Antara and Chevrolet Captiva SUVs

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As modern as it may still look on the outside, after seven years in the market, the five-seater Opel / Vauxhall Antara compact SUV (sold as the Saturn Vue Mk2 before GM shut down the brand in 2010) is showing its age and is in need for a replacement.

The same applies to its more conservatively styled seven-seater Chevrolet sibling, the Captiva, and of course, Holden Australia's versions of the two models, the Captiva 5 (Antara) and 7.

Chevrolet Captiva Receives a Nip & Tuck for the Geneva Auto Salon

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After seven years in the market, you would think that Chevrolet would have a successor ready for the Captiva; instead, the bow-tie brand has opted to prolong the life of its crossover with another dose of Botox, the second in three years.

We only the see the rear end of the 2013 Captiva with its new LED tail lamps, angular chrome exhaust tips and a remodeled bumper, but Chevrolet says the front end also receives some styling love in the guise of "a lower bumper, a new grill mesh as well as restyled foglamps". Look closely, and you will also discover a new set of 18-inch wheels.

New Limited Run 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Giovanna Edition is for Japan Only

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General Motor's modest presence at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 is highlighted by the introduction of a new special edition version of the Camaro created exclusively for Japan.

The new Camaro Giovanna Edition is named after the alloy wheel maker that provides the special 20-inch rims and is offered as a coupe in both LT RS 3.6-liter V6 and SS 6.2-liter V8 trims.

Chevrolet Heads to Tokyo Auto Salon with Two Concepts and a Special Edition Camaro

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Among the few foreign automakers that will be present at next month's Tokyo Auto Salon is General Motors with its Chevrolet brand that will display three new models.

These include two customized concept cars, the Sonic Street subcompact and the Captiva Freedom Rider crossover, plus a limited production special, the 2013 Camaro Giovanna Edition.

Saturn Vue Comes Back to Life as the Chevrolet Captiva Sport for Rental Fleets

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Meet General Motor’s newest offering in the world of rental vehicles; the Chevrolet Captiva Sport. Even though GM makes no word of the Saturn brand in the press release, most of you will probably see the Vue hiding behind the Chevy bow-tie on the grille. And that’s about the only difference between the Vue and the 2012MY Captiva Sport, which is also sold under various nameplates in more than 50 markets across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and South America.

Holden Captiva 7 Series II Facelift with More Powerful Engines and Reduced Pricing

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Making its Australian debut today is the refreshed Holden Captiva 7 Series II. To avoid any confusions, the Captiva 5 Series II that we told you about in our previous post is based on the Opel Antara, while the Captiva 7 is Holden's version of the Chevrolet model of the same name that's sold in Europe.

VIDEO: Captiva Driver Shows Tow Truck Who’s Boss

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Who wouldn't be annoyed to find, upon returning from the shops, that their car has been ticketed, clamped...or even worse...towed. As this hilarious clip proves, Hell hath no fury like a female SUV driver towed. Full video after the jump.

Here's the scoop for those who haven't seen it: a Shanghai woman is having her Chevy Captiva SUV towed, and she isn't happy about it. So she does what any (insane) person would do: gets in her car, starts the engine and drives off...with the tow truck still attached.

VIDEOS: 2011 Chevrolet Aveo, Captiva Facelift, Orlando MPV and Cruze Hatchback

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As promised, here are the respective promotional videos of Chevrolet's Paris Motor Show-bound Aveo sub-compact, Captiva 7-seater SUV, Orlando 7-seater MPV and the Cruze five-door hatchback. From these four cars, only the Aveo has been confirmed for the U.S market with sales of both the five-door variant and the yet-to-be-revealed sedan model to start sometime in 2011.

2011 Chevrolet Captiva Facelift: First Images of Refreshed Cabin

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Continuing our photo-revelations of the interiors of Chevy's Paris Motor Show-bound debuts, here's our first look at the inner works of the facelifted Captiva SUV. As you can see, the changes inside are far less noticeable than the exterior updates.

2011 Chevrolet Captiva gets a Fresh Face and New Engines

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Joining the new Orlando MPV, Cruze hatchback and the next generation of the Aveo subcomapct at Chevrolet's stand at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show, will be the refreshed European market Captiva. The facelifted version of Chevy's seven seater SUV, which was first introduced in 2006, comes with a new front end design, interior enhancements, and new engines and transmissions.

New Range-Topping Chevrolet Captiva LTZ for UK Market

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Borrowing a trim-level name frequently used here in the U.S. by Chevrolet, the Captiva LTZ is the new range-topper in the SUV's UK range. Powered by a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine matted to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, the Captiva LTZ is available for both private and fleet users.

SPY SHOTS: 2011 Chevrolet / Holden Captiva SUV with Aveo-esque Fascia

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Chevrolet's European arm is moving along with the development of the facelifted Captiva that's due to go on sale on the other side of the Atlantic later this year. Judging by these spy photos, if not all, most changes appear to be concentrated on the SUV's redesigned front end that looks heavily influenced from the Aveo RS concept we saw at this year's Detroit show.

Details remain scarce for now, but it is possible that Chevy might also perform some upgrades to the 2011 Captiva's interior and mechanical hardware.

Chevrolet Europe Presents Special Edition Cruze Irmscher, Aveo Sport and Captiva Family

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Chevrolet's European arm is expanding its German lineup with the introduction of three special edition packages for the Aveo supermini, Cruze sedan and Captiva SUV.

Priced at €1,990, the Sport package for the Aveo is available on both the 3- and 5-door models with the 1.2-liter and 1.4-liter engines. It adds a sport suspension that lowers the Aveo's ride height by 30mm, 15-inch black alloy wheels shod in 195/45 R15 tires, a stainless steel exhaust system and a roof spoiler.

The Cruze, which was revealed in U.S.-spec form at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is offered with a sport package developed by long-time GM tuner, Irmscher.

Available with either a 1.8-liter petrol unit that makes 141HP or a 2.0-liter diesel with 150HP, the kit is priced at €1,990 and it includes a lowered suspension, 18-inch alloys wrapped in 225/45 R18 rubber, stainless steel scuff plates, sport exhaust tips and Irmscher logos.

Finally, the Captiva Family Edition adds more standard equipment to the SUV including cruise control, parking sensors, air-conditioning, leather seats, steering wheel and gearbox knob and a higher grade audio system.

Prices for the Captiva Family Edition start from €26,590 for the petrol model and from €28,190 for the diesel.

Chevrolet Captiva MOONLANDER Limited Edition Model

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So you're probably wondering what's the deal with Chevrolet's special edition Captiva SUV. Well, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing that occurred on July 20, 1969, Chevrolet Europe's official supplier of LPG systems, "Fahrmitgas" decided to launch a special version of the Opel Antara-based Captiva SUV dubbed MOONLANDER that will be produced in a limited run of 40 units.

Available exclusively in a white finish with black details, the Captiva MOONLANDER comes with numerous graphics inspired from the iconic Apollo 11 mission as well as mirror-like tints for the rear passenger and tailgate windows plus 20-inch alloy wheels in 245/20 tires and a lowering kit that drops the suspension by 35 millimeters.

The only modification in the interior concerns the addition of a special numbered plaque on the center console.

The Captiva MOONLANDER is available in Germany with two LPG capable powerplants, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol with 136HP (FWD) and a 3.2-liter V6 petrol that makes 230HP (4WD). Prices start from €25,590.

For the record, the shiny spacesuits aren't included in the package but Fahrmitgas will throw in a mini-replica of an astronaut along with an iPod just to sweeten the deal.


Holden Introduces 2WD Captiva with 2.0L Turbo Diesel Engine

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Holden CpativaWhile four-wheel-drive systems have their strong points, we all know that a great percentage of SUV buyers don’t actually need AWD for their everyday driving chores. With this in mind, GM’s Australian subsidiary Holden announced the launch of a new choice of two-wheel-drive, diesel powered Captiva models. Powered by the 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine found in the Captiva AWD range, the manual transmission 2WD model offers a fuel efficiency of 7.2 litres / 100km (32.6MPG US) while the automatic returns 8.5 litres / 100km (27.7MPG US). -Continued

The Holden Captiva diesel 2WD models are priced from $33,990 AUD for the five-speed manual transmission and $35,990 AUD for the five-speed automatic transmission - or $2,000 AUD less than their AWD equivalents. Additionally, Holden is offering free side steps and roof mounted DVD player to any private customer who purchases a Captiva SX, CX or LX by 31 October 2008 or while stocks last.

The 2WD Captiva SX with automatic transmission is on sale now, with the manual transmission variant scheduled to be in dealerships late September.

Holden Cpativa Diesel
Holden Cpativa Diesel SUV
Holden Cpativa Diesel

Chevrolet UK’s Mobile Punch & Judy Puppet Show

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Chevrolet Punch and JudyChevrolet decided to take the British beaches this summer with yet another bizarre promotional tour, this time with the world’s first in-car Punch & Judy theatre. Punch and Judy is a traditional, English puppet show featuring the characters of Punch and his wife Judy.

According to Chevy, one in three children (37 per cent) says that they have never experienced the once popular show so the automaker took it upon itself to reintroduce the famous puppets to a new generation of kids by fitting a custom-made booth onto the side of a Captiva that will tour up and down the UK seaside this summer. -Thanks for the tip Sarah!

Chevrolet Captiva: New Entry Level Diesel Version

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Chevy’s European arm is enhancing its UK line-up with the addition of a new entry-level diesel version of the Captiva SUV. Priced from £18,295, the new five-seater Captiva 2.0 VCDi LS is equipped with a 2.0-litre 150PS common-rail diesel engine powers the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, electrically-adjustable heated door mirrors, an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat, a six-speaker RDS radio/CD player with MP3 socket, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, front, side and curtain airbags, remote control two-stage deadlocking and charcoal-effect roof rails. -Continued