The Chevrolet Captiva has been on sale for nine years now. It was introduced in 2006 and since then it has undergone many changes and facelifts. The company announced that they are preparing a complete facelift for the 2016 model year. The vehicle is expected to hit the market with improvements in terms of exterior and interior design, but we also expect to see a new engine lineup. There are some rumors that the upcoming model will be based on the GM D2XX platform. This is the same platform on which the Chevrolet Cruze and Opel Antara are based. Let’s check what the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva has to offer to its potential customers.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Exterior
Official details about the Chevrolet Captiva 2016 are yet to be released but rumors and speculations have been circulating for a while about the vehicle. Some heavily camouflaged prototypes were spotted on the roads, and it was pretty hard to figure out what kind of the changes would be incorporated but we concluded that the vehicle was significantly changed.
It wouldn’t be so heavily camouflaged otherwise, right? It is rumored that the vehicle will share some of the design cues with the Opel Mokka. It will probably keep its dual exhaust pipes but it will get a newly designed, striking grille. The headlights are said to be equipped with LED technology. The new bumper will get a splitter to reduce noise at highest speeds. The vehicle will probably get new rims that will help it to stand out in its class.
Interior of the 2016 Captiva
Since the company hasn’t said a single word about the interior design of the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva, we can only speculate about it. The only thing that is certain is that only high-quality materials will be utilized for upholstery of the dashboard, door trims, and of course, the seats. Since the newcomer sits on the new platform, we assume that passenger space will be increased as well, so the comfort inside of the cabin is guaranteed.
Some of the features that will probably find its spot inside of the cabin are a premium audio system, electric front seats, climate control system an 8 inch or 5 inch navigation system, and many others. The customers will be able to choose between leather and cloth upholstery, depending on a trim level they decide to choose.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva Engine
The engine lineup for the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is expected to be rather interesting. The current generation of the model is powered by a unit that generated between 163 and 183 ponies, but the new engine is expected to provide more power. A 2.2 liter diesel engine that has the capacity to deliver 163 horses and 184 nm of torque is highly anticipated.
The second engine option might be a 2.4 liter four cylinder petrol unit that cranks out 167 PS and 230 NM of torque. The third engine option is expected to be a 3.0 liter V6 with the maximum output of 258 PS and 288 Nm of torque. All engines will probably be coupled to a six-speed auto gearbox with four-wheel-drive system.