The Chevrolet Captiva 2022 will not only be sold in compact crossovers but will also expand in emerging markets. General Motors and its Chinese joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling recently began offering the second year model of the new Captiva, which incorporates a range of equipment and technology improvements.
After first being introduced at the Bogota International Auto Show in Colombia in late 2018, the second-generation Chevrolet Captiva is branded Baojun 530, complementing Chevrolet’s tooling portfolio in some 40 underdeveloped countries around the world. Sales of the product began in the middle of last year in South America (except Brazil and Argentina) and were later sold to dozens of countries in South East Asia and the Middle East.
The Chevrolet Captiva 2022 is still available in LT and Premier trim levels, but several equipment changes have been adopted to enhance its appeal in international markets compared to the first generation model year. For example, the third row of seats can now be included in the LT interior, and the LT comes with a push-button start as standard, a rear-view camera, and an updated 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system.
Both versions of the Chevrolet Captiva 2022 are available with front and rear ultrasonic sensors to make parking operations even easier. As for the 2021 Captiva Premier, it adds forward impact warning and automatic emergency braking to its list of advanced safety features. In addition, Apple CarPlay integration and up to six USB ports are available around the cabin to keep all passengers connected.
The Chevrolet Captiva 2022 retains the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 145 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, the only powertrain option available in all international markets where the product is sold. The engine can be connected to a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). GM claims that the latter helps to deliver a fuel efficiency of 7.5L/100 km (31.5 mpg).
The 2021 Chevrolet Cobalt is already on sale globally and is expected to go on sale soon in new countries such as Mexico, potentially the largest market on the nameplate. With the reopening of the Rayong plant in Thailand, the Captiva is being produced exclusively in China and is positioned as the most affordable seven-seater crossover in the automotive industry.
The Chevrolet Captiva is the first diesel-engined SUV from the Chevrolet Group in Europe and is designed to meet the needs of European consumers. This new-generation diesel engine, which combines excellent performance with outstanding economy, will also be used in several of the GM Group’s new vehicles this year.
The design of the Captiva follows in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed S3X concept car, which was presented at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. In terms of design, the Captiva follows in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed S3X concept car that was presented at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. The Captiva is available in both five and seven-passenger versions.
Although the Chevrolet brand has not been able to enter the Taiwanese market for strategic reasons, it is believed that the Captiva will be an indispensable product when it enters the Taiwanese market this year as a domestic vehicle after the establishment of Yulon General Motors. Perhaps the Captiva will be available in Taiwan as a Buick, a possible option for the future.