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.