The Chevrolet Captiva is a compactcrossover SUV that was developed by the South Korean manufacturer Daewoo, and has been sold by Chevrolet since 2006. The crossover straddles the entry-level SUV segments. The first generation model uses the GM Theta platform and derives from the S3X concept car revealed in 2004. The Theta platform also underpins the Opel Antara, the Captiva's mechanical derivative also built by Daewoo. Sold internationally as the "Chevrolet Captiva", South Korean-market cars were badged as Daewoo Winstorm until 2011, when the international name was adopted. Australasian-specification models are badged Holden Captiva. On September 13, 2018, Chevrolet announced that it is ending production on the first generation Captiva and replacing it worldwide with the Equinox. In November 2018, the second generation Captiva, which is a rebadged Baojun 530 was introduced in Colombia and Thailand. The Captiva was sold in America initially as a fleet vehicle
Captiva is a front-wheel or all-wheel drive SUV; the engines were supplied by Holden in Australia, the Family II naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol or the Alloytec Holden V6 built in Australia, and later a 2.0-L turbodiesel supplied by VM Motori in South Korea.
Designated C100 by Daewoo and CG in Holden's terminology, the Captiva was launched in 2006. Styling of the Captiva was inspired by the 2004 Chevrolet S3X concept car. The S3X concept was developed by GM Daewoo's design center in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon and is based on the GM Theta platform. It premiered at 2004 Paris Motor Show. Another concept car, by Daewoo, the Chevrolet T2X premiered at the 2005 Seoul Motor Show with its design was based on the S3X, using a shortened platform. The T2X is referred to as a sport utilitycoupe, accounting for its rear hinged doors, lack of conventional B-pillars, and shortened wheelbase—features that were first revealed on the "Daewoo Oto" (later renamed "Daewoo Scope") concept at the 2002 Seoul Motor Show. Production was slated for late 2006, but as of 2009 no further announcement has been made.
For the Captiva, the production version of the S3X, both five- or seven-seat configurations are available. Standard safety features include: antilock brakes, electronic stability control (ESC), front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, and driver and front-passenger airbags. Side-curtain airbags are standard on higher luxury-level variants in some markets. In crash safety tests conducted by Euro NCAP, the Captiva was given a four out of five stars crash rating. The results from the test were helped by the use of high-strength steel used in the body shell which was designed to spread crash forces over distinct load channels, therefore ensuring the safety of the occupants within the safety cell. The vehicle's optional active all-wheel drive system is fully incorporated with the ESC and antilock braking systems, consequently improving car handling and control. When the vehicle detects a loss of traction, the all-wheel drive mode is activated automatically. In ordinary driving situations, only the vehicle's front wheels are used.
A revised Captiva range was released in the second quarter of 2011. The facelifted Captiva featured a new front fascia reminiscent to that of the Chevrolet Aveo (T300). Other noticeable cosmetic differences included LED turn signals on the door-mounted mirrors, redesigned wheels, and revised side air vents. The new SIDI alloy V6 was supplied from Holden in Australia, with the petrol four-cylinder 2.4-L and VM Motori 2.2-L turbodiesel engines being made in South Korea.
Series II Chevrolet Captiva LT (Chile)
Series II Chevrolet Captiva LS (Chile)
Facelift Chevrolet Captiva
Facelift Chevrolet Captiva
The new 2016 Chevrolet Captiva was unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show 2015 on November 10, 2015. GM Thailand has also unveiled the facelifted Chevrolet Captiva at the 32nd annual Thailand International Motor Expo on December 1, 2015. A facelifted Holden Captiva was also unveiled a day later in Australia. The new Captiva has been updated with new LED headlamps, grille, bumper, and a redesigned dashboard, but retained its body and dashboard panels. The facelifted Captiva was also launched in Indonesia at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in Jakarta on August 11, 2016. The V6 engine was no longer sourced from Australia.
South Korean cars were branded Daewoo Winstorm from 2006. From 2008 until early 2011, the Opel Antara became available in the Winstorm range, as the "Daewoo Winstorm MaXX". As part of GM's strategy to phase out the "Daewoo" brand worldwide, since early 2011, the Winstorm has been marketed under the global Chevrolet Captiva name in South Korea. This rebranding came after the March 2011 renaming of GM Daewoo to GM Korea. At the same time, the Winstorm MaXX disappeared without a Chevrolet-badged equivalent (except Latin America and South America, which is sold outside of South Korea).
The Chevrolet Captiva was launched in Vietnam during 2006. The Captiva in Vietnam was manufactured in complete knock-down form by Vidamco (GM Vietnam), with 20% local parts content. From 2006 to July 2009, 8,500 Captivas have been sold in Vietnam.
In Thailand, Captivas have been produced at the GM facility in Rayong between 2006-2018. Chevrolet Thailand offered the Captiva in LS and LT variants, with engines comprising either the 2.4-L gasoline or 2.0-L diesel units. Captiva also featured the availability of self-levelling rear suspension, ESC, automatic headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers. Late in 2010, Chevrolet expanded the diesel line-up to include a mid-range LSX and flagship LTZ model. At the same time, Captivas fitted with the 2.4-L gasoline engine benefitted from E20 ethanol support and increased power to 125 kW (170 PS). On 23 June 2011, Chevrolet Thailand unveiled the updated the Captiva using the new 2.4-L petrol engine with support of E85ethanol fuel. New features include an electric parking brake, climate control commands on the steering wheel; and later, the updated 2.0-L diesel engine rated at 120 kW (163 PS).
The Captiva entered the Chinese market in early November 2007. The only available engine is the 2.4-L Ecotec inline-four engine mated to a six-speed automatic.
Holden in Australia and New Zealand have sold the vehicle under the "Holden Captiva" name between November 2006-2017, after announcing the model the previous September. The Captiva launched with the 3.2-L V6 and five-speed automatic transmission, but March 2007 had the addition of the 2.0-L diesel engine with five-speed manual or optional automatic. While initially manufactured in South Korea, production was temporarily shifted to Thailand from September 2007 until early 2008 while GM Daewoo upgraded its production facilities in South Korea to cope with global demand.
Specification levels were SX, CX, and LX, with a range-topping Captiva MaXX variant offered, although this was a rebadge of the closely related Opel Antara. The Antara-derived MaXX remained on sale in Australia until 2008, with New Zealand sales continuing on until the end of 2009. When Holden resurrected the Antara-based model as a price-leading five-seater "Captiva 5" in December 2009, the seven-seat only Chevrolet-based models were renamed "Captiva 7".
The Holden Captiva's second update occurred in 2016, with the Captiva 5 and 7 being merged into a single Captiva model
Revisions to the Captiva 7 range were announced in February 2011, designated "Series II", with a March on-sale date. Changes included the adoption of the facelifted front-end fascia, as applied to Chevrolet versions, but with a Holden-specific grille and air intake. New design alloy wheels, "Altezza" tail lamps, and other trimmings feature, as does a revised interior centre console. Equipment-wise, the revised centre console houses a new 7-inch multifunction display in LX trim, which incorporates satellite navigation and a rear-view camera. Revised powertrains also feature on the Series II. The base setup is the SX trim with the 2.4-L petrol using front-wheel drive; the 2.2-L diesel is optional. The CX and LX variants add all-wheel drive and offer the 3.0-L V6 as standard, with the 2.2-L diesel remaining optional. All three engines are paired with a six-speed automatic.
Holden announced a minor model year update in July 2012, the centrepiece of which is the addition of flex-fuel capability for both petrol engines, thus allowing them to accept E85ethanol fuel. A cut in the official combined fuel consumption of the 3.0-L by 10% has also been achieved, with smaller gains for the 2.4-L petrol and 2.2-L diesel engines. At the same time, the base SX received standard rear parking sensors and the range-topping LX came additionally equipped with heated front seats and front park assist.
In the Middle East, the Captiva launched with two basic trims: one with the 2.4-L gasoline engine and another with the 3.0-L V6. Both trims are seven-seaters and offer front-wheel drive.
On September 13, 2018, Chevrolet announced that it is ending production on the first generation Captiva and will phase it out globally in favor of expanding the Equinox. The move had been in the works since 2017, when GM began replacing the Captiva in Australia with the Equinox for the Holden lineup, followed by South Korea in August 2018, with GM’s Uzbekistan plant ceasing production on September 12, 2018. With the discontinuation of the Captiva, GM will allow dealers to sell off the remaining inventory.
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^"Chevrolet Captiva Refresh Appears in European Patent Illustrations". GM Authority. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. On sale in various international markets under the Chevrolet and Holden brands, the crossover straddles the compact and midsize segments from a size standpoint, while offering three rows of seating, a feature not offered by the North American-market Chevy Equinox.
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