Sunday, June 08, 2008

Chevrolet Captiva - New SUV in town

The Chevrolet Captiva has a lot going for it ... Great looks, well priced (RM$120k - 140k), as well as being well-specced. Did I say great looks? Yes I did!

Ps . Notes from The Star ...
Also known as Daewoo Winstorm in Korea, the Captiva is available in two engine powertrains – a 2.4L petrol engine and a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine. Each engine is available with fully-automatic all-wheel-drive (AWD) and front-wheel-drive transmissions. Design of the engines is licensed from Italian engine maker, VM Motori.
The 2.4L petrol engine produces 136 horses at 5000rpm, with maximum torque at 220Nm at an early engine speed of 2200rpm.
On the 2.0 turbo-diesel powerplant, 150 horsepower with a massive 320Nm of torque is achievable. Both versions of engine are mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission with ‘manual shift’ TIPTRONIC.
On the interior, the seats are leather-wrapped and foldable to offer 930 litres of cargo space. A full-load of 7 passengers creates a slump in ride height but with the Captiva’s innovative technology of “self-leveling” suspension, it will be a thing of the past. This feature automatically adjust the rear shock absorbers, either raising or lowering the rear height, thus helps maintain the vehicle’s normal ride height and improved handling.
The other safety features of the Captiva includes Electronic Stability Program (ESP) helps prevent vehicle skidding, Traction Control System for improving road grip and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) for fast and effective stopping during emergency.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sold out on Captive, have a fortuner and CRV but think this is closer to heaven.