By The Nation
The new Captiva is available in three trim levels, with LS starting at Bt999,000 (Bt30,000 extra for the seven-seat option), while the LT and Premier, which come with seven-seats, going for Bt1.099 million and Bt1.199 million respectively.
Apart from the LED headlights, Captiva’s other new features include a 10.4-inch touchscreen, 360-degree exterior view camera, Harman Kardon audio system with Chevrolet Link infotainment system and panoramic sunroof. The top two trims also come with 4 USB ports as well as air-vents for third-row passengers.
The second-row seats have sliding, tumble and split-folding functions, while Chevrolet says the new Captiva offers a larger cabin along with 587 litres of cargo capacity once the third-row seats are folded flat.
Power comes from a newly developed turbocharged 1.5-litre engine capable of producing 143hp and 250Nm. A CVT (continuously variable transmission) with eight-speed manual mode is standard across the range.
In a move to boost sales, Chevrolet is offering a cash discount of Bt40,000 for the first 300 buyers of the LS model, while buyers of the LT and Premier models get free scheduled maintenance for the first 50,000kms/30 months. There is also a low 1.89-per cent interest rate offer plus 1-year insurance.