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2011 Chevrolet Captiva -- Paris Auto Show

By KBB.com Editors on September 14, 2010 6:12 PM
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One of four vehicles GM's lead division is spotlighting in Paris, the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva gets a mid-cycle revamp that brings a new look and loads of mechanical enhancements. Based on the same General Motors small crossover architecture that underpins the Chevy Equinox sold here, the front quarters of its European/Asian cousin get remade to bring it more into line with Chevrolet's latest effort to gives its vehicles a more unified global appearance.

Outside, this five/seven-passenger sport SUV boasts a major facelift that brings a far bolder and more current interpretation of Chevy's twin-grille treatment coupled with edgier overall lighting and fascia treatments. Inside, the refresh program steps up the Captiva's image with higher-quality materials, improved cabin isolation and comprehensive upgrades to its audio and navigation systems. Among the four new powertrain choices available for the front-drive/all-wheel-drive 2011 Chevrolet Captiva are a pair of 2.2-liter turbodiesels (163/184-hp) as well as two gasoline engines, a 171-horse/2.4-liter four and 258-horse/3.0-liter V6. Those two top motivators -- along with new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions -- also are shared with the Equinox.

Dynamically, the chassis on the 2011 Chevrolet Captiva has been retuned to provide better comfort and more precise handling. Electronic stability/traction control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist will also be part of its expanded roster of standards when the vehicle goes on sale early next year.

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