General Motors (GM) once again hit the auto market with its new Chevrolet Captiva, the first diesel-powered SUV. All other SUVs are powered by petrol engines that cost owners for high fuel consumption. With this new innovation from GM, Chevrolet Captiva will enable customers to save more fuel during the continuing oil price increase. It claimed as the SUV that offered great value for money.
Originally, the Captiva is based on the Saturn Vue/Opel Antara design but have lower trim levels and sold at a lower price. GM launched a new base level diesel Captiva in Europe with a 2.0L rail diesel. It is powered with 150hp diesel engine that offers fuel economy numbers on the EU test cycle. Driving the diesel Captiva in urban roads, it can manage 26.7mpg (U.S.) while highway numbers come in at 36.2mpg (U.S.).
Just recently, a new entry-level diesel Captiva model has been launched. At £18,295, the new five-seater Captiva 2 best team management apps.0 VCDi LS is far cheaper than other competitive cars in its class like Kia’s model Sorento, Nissan X-Trail and Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRTD GSi. Despite of its low price compared to other SUVs, it still meets the expectation of SUV enthusiasts and added new features.
The new Captiva comes with smart 16-inch alloy wheels which improves the steering and the speed of the car. The steering wheel has mounted audio controls. For that cool entertainment while on the road, the Captiva’s interior is surrounded powerful six-speaker in which you can listen to RDS radio/CD player with MP3 socket. As for the safety of the passengers and the driver, curtain, front and side airbags are provided. The 16-valve diesel unit delivers its 150 hp (110 kW) at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 310 Nm at 2,000 rpm. These features fitted in one SUV for a cheap price is total superb.