2016 Chevrolet Captiva Facelift
The Chevrolet Captiva was first revealed back in 2006. Thus far, it has undergone a major facelift in 2011 and a number of tweaks and updates. Apart from receiving a refreshed exterior styling, the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is due to arrive with new engine options as well.
2016 Chevy Captiva Changes
According to some unofficial sources, the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva will come with several changes as far as its exterior design is concerned. It appears that this mid-size SUV might borrow some of the styling cues seen on the Opel Mokka, such as a striking new grille and LED daytime running lights. Also, the upcoming model will feature a reshaped bumper as well as new alloy wheels. At the back, there won’t be any substantial changes, while the 2016 Captiva is expected to retain its dual exhaust pipes.
As for the interior, we are still awaiting more detailed reports. However, the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is expected to adopt higher-quality materials compared to its predecessor. This seven-passenger SUV could definitely use some revisions when it comes to the dashboard and center console design. We also expect to see an enhanced infotainment system equipped with an eight-inch touch-screen. Of course, the model will be offered with ample standard equipment that includes climate control, satellite navigation, improved audio system and a number of the latest safety features.
2016 Chevrolet Captiva New Engine
As mentioned, the 2016 model is rumored to offer certain innovations under its hood. Some reports suggest that it could come with a new diesel unit that should improve its fuel efficiency. As for the current version, the entry-level model gets a 2.2-liter VCDi engine that generates 163 horsepower, while the more powerful variant of the same engine churns out 182 hp. This unit is available with a six-speed transmission, both manual and automatic. For those who opt for more horses, there is a 3.0-liter V6 that gives 258 hp and 288 Nm of torque. Of course, the 2016 Chevrolet Captiva will once again be offered in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions.
The 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is expected to hit the dealerships in late 2015. unfortunately, the official pricing details are yet to be released. The outgoing model in its entry-level version starts at $24,300, while the range-topping Captiva costs around $40,000.