Chevrolet Captiva Returns For A Second Generation As Rebadged Baojun 530

Chevrolet brings back the Captiva nameplate for a second generation, but only in select markets from Asia and South America.

While the all-new Captiva crossover was first shown late last year in Colombia, Chevrolet is giving it a proper debut at the Bangkok Auto Show in Thailand. If you live in China, however, you’ll find the new Captiva very familiar because it’s essentially a rebadged version of the Baojun 530 SUV sold there.

The 2019 Captiva will offer five- and seven-seat configurations and Chevrolet Thailand believes that will allow it to appeal to both B- and C-segment SUV buyers.

“The All-New Captiva is positioned to overlap the fast-growing SUV-B and SUV-C segments,” said Ms. Piyanuch Chaturaphat, Sales & Marketing General Director of Chevrolet Sales Thailand. “Captiva will be especially attractive for customers looking to get into their first SUV; offering expressive style, life-sized space, and smart technology, all wrapped in a smart-value package,” the executive added.

As with the Baojun 530, the Captiva is 4,655mm (183.3in) long, 1,835mm (72.2in) wide, and 1,760mm (69.3in) tall. The SUV offers one of the roomiest interiors in its segment and features such as a panoramic sunroof and LED DRLs.

When it goes on sale in Thailand in the second half of this year, the Captiva will start at under 1 million baht, the equivalent of $31,600.

GM didn’t reveal more details about the Thailand-spec Captiva but in Colombia, the SUV will offer a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 147 hp and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual while a CVT automatic is available as an option.

Features include an 8-inch touchscreen-based infotainment system with navigation, Bluetooth, USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo. On the safety front, the SUV offers hill start assist, parking sensors, ABS, EBD, ESP and traction control.


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  • Mike anonymous

    HOLY Moly… that actually Looks,.. Good?

    At first glance I almost thought this was a Chevy concept car. This is by FAR (in my own opinion) the best looking SUV (that is not a Suburban or Tahoe) that Chevrolet Makes/Will be making.

  • Zandit75

    Here in Australia, this vehicle was accurately called the Craptiva. So many issues, and recalls.
    This new one looks worse than the previous model that has recently been replaced by the Equinox.
    The wheels look crazy small on this, or the wheel arches are not big enough.

    • Jason Clairmonte

      Yes. There’s something off on the wheels. Though the rest is fairly attractive.

  • charlotteharry57

    I couldn’t imagine a Chevy looking worse than the Blazer, until I saw this. That’s atrocious.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I remember when the previous gen Captiva, It was a badge engineered Saturn Vue, it was mostly used for Fleet Sales in the United States.

    • Stephen G

      WOW! you can remember all the way back to 2015!


    So Chevrolet started resale chinese crap, with their badges?

  • Knotmyrealname

    Yeeeeeeegads, what an insanely UGLY piece of crap!

  • no25

    Looks like a concept from the early 2000s. I actually like the dated 1st generation a whole lot better.

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      But which one of this 10 billion faces do you like the best?

  • looked at the original… GM is still the master at making 0 effort to hide their rebadging. The only thing I like on this car is already on the Baojun (grille and lights).


    ha ha I like the close-up of the fake exhaust, nice! Wasn´t the former Captiva a Korean Daewoo? Too lazy to google, sry

    • Perry F. Bruns

      You were right. That’s what it was from 2006-2018 (though in the U.S. market it was replaced by the Equinox/Vue except for rentals and fleets).

  • TheHake

    Damn… The Captiva was never sexy but this thing is hideous.


    i hope it was sold in united states to fill a gap between blazer and equinox

    • Andrewthecarguy

      It’ld flop hard. that design is far from attractive.

  • Jason Clairmonte

    Hey!!!! Ever heard of punctuation marks?

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    Hmm. I kinda like it.

    Even tho the DRLs above the headlights design trick has been overused in the industry writ large.

  • Paul

    I like everything but how flat the sides of it look in these photos and it needs bigger wheels.

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