17 Nov 2011
The latest Chevrolet Captiva Diesel, though only bears a 2.000cc engine, can provide more power compared to its rivals. Passenger comfort has also been been cared for with the addition of some latest features.
The most significant change lies in its power plant. The 2.000cc diesel engine, which is equipped with a turbo intercooler set at 180 air pressure, now adopts the DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) cylinder head in place of the SOHC (Single Over Head Camshaft) type previously used. This is meant to improve fuel efficiency. Aside from that, the belt timing drive previously used has also been replaced with the chain-type to increase engine durability. Lastly, the application of the swirl control on the car that features a 6-speed GM Tiptronic automatic transmission and a front wheel drive system.
Resultedly, the New Captiva Diesel, despite now having a smaller cylinder capacity, is able to generate a maximum power of 163PS at 3.800rpm with 360Nm of torque at 1,750 - 2,750rpm. That number is greater than that of its rivals, such as the Toyota Fortuner (2.500 cc, AT Diesel), which according to its technical specifications can only generate 102PS at 3.600rpm and 26.5Kgm of torque at 1.600 - 2.400 rpm.
The seven-seater Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is supported by competent safety devices. One of these devices is the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) which is intelligently channeled through the Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) system, creating an even distribution of breaking load to each disc brake. Furthermore, the dual front airbags provided for the front passengers completes the safety features available inside the cabin.
Exterior and Interior
For those who are unfamiliar, it may be difficult to tell the difference between the exterior of the new Captiva Diesel and that of its predecessor. Upon closer observation however, you'll find that this monocoque chassis-bearing SUV has a different front grille design, which now applies larger vent holes compared to the smaller design on its predecessor.
The main headlamps have also been perfected from the previously large design into a slimmer one. Changes have also been applied to the fog lamps and air vents in the front fender.
On the passenger cabin, the manufacturer only added a standard feature of electric parking brake which automatically unlocks the gear wheel when shifted into D (Drive) or R (Reverse). Other than that, the rest is still the same.
The New Captiva Diesel 2.000cc has a price tag of Rp.355 million (on the road) for colour choices of switchblade silver, royal grey, alphine white, auburn brown and black sapphire. The pearl white variant has a special price tag of Rp.361 million.
Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) consumers can catch the first glimpse of this SUV in the New Captiva Diesel Road Show at Central Park, Jakarta (November 21-27) and at Lippo Karawaci Mall, Tangerang (November 19-25), as well as book a purchase on site .
- Length: 4,673 mm
- Width: 1,849 mm
- Height: 1,756 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,707 mm
- Front and rear contact distance: 1,569 & 1,576 mm
- Kerb weight: 7,935 kg
- Turning radius: 5.75 m
- Fuel tank capacity: 65 litres
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic GM Tiptronic
- Steering system: Rack & pinion with hydraulic power-assisted steering
- Front suspension: MacPherson Strut with coil spring
- Rear suspension: Independent 4 link with coil spring, self levelizer
- Front brake: Ventilated disc brake
- Rear brake: disc brake
- Tire size: 235/60 R17
- Engine type: 2.,000 cc, DOHC, Common Rail Direct Injection, and Variable Geometry Turbocharger with Intercooler.
- Maximum power: 163 PS in 3,800 rpm
- Maximum torque: 360 Nm in 1,750 - 2,750 rpm
- Fuel : diesel
- Fuel consumption system: Common Rail Direct Injection
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