Chevrolet brand, which operates under the auspices of General Motors Company, has prepared a range of significant changes to crossover SUVs. Only some of all models retain their former properties and characteristics. On the contrary, there are models that change their essence. A huge customer confusion creates a new 2018 Chevrolet Captiva SUV, which is also sold under the name Holden Captiva.
The 2018 Chevrolet Captiva remains the same as the 2017 model. No changes and improvements have been announced. Recent improvements, this model got for the 2016 model year. The advancements brought new LED headlamps, grille, bumper, and a redesigned dashboard, but retained its body and dashboard panels. However, Chevrolet introduced the new 2018 Equinox, which is closely linked to the Captiva SUV. Namely, the new generation of Equinox models could replace the Captiva SUV on the Australian market.
One thing is certain, the 2018 Chevrolet Captiva will continue to be sold. Which name will be used depends on the market where it will be sold. If it comes to the aforementioned identification with the 2018 Chevy Equinox, it knows what follows. The new Equinox has received reduced weight, but also smaller dimensions. This model is trimmed down. This means the new Captiva SUV will lose 4.7 inches of length, one inch in height and 5.5 inches off its wheelbase.
If it comes to these changes, it’s hard to expect the Captiva 2018 to offer a three-row version. In this case, the offer will only be available with a 5-seater version. Also, the same changes in the outer appearance should be expected. Exterior doors and side panels, as well as redesigned grills, are expected to change.
As for the interior of the vehicle, significant modernization is awaiting us. First of all, there is a large touchscreen over a more cohesive set of buttons, the dashboard is lower and less bulky. Also, there is an inevitable MyLink infotainment system with 8 inches display.
Nevertheless, Chevrolet did not respond, nor did it give any official announcement of changes and improvements for the new Captiva model. That’s why we have to wait for some time until the 2018 model is presented.
2018 Chevrolet Captiva Specs
The current model is installed on the D2XX platform, which is used by some models from the GMs offerings. This platform makes it possible to configure the vehicle in versions with 5 or 7 seats, with a 2,707 mm wheelbase. This model is reserved for the non-US market. As a result, diesel engines are also available.
On the Australian market, this model under Holden ‘badge’ offers a 2.4-liter Ecotec I4 petrol engine, standard for the base SX version. This engine delivers 165 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. For the CX and TX versions, the standard engine is a 3.0-liter SIDI V6 engine with 255 horsepower and 212 lb-ft of torque. As an optional engine, for all versions, a 2.2-liter VCDi I4 diesel engine with 160 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque is offered. All three engines come in combination with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
In some markets, the mentioned 2.2-liter turbo diesel 16-valve engines comes in a stronger edition, with 181 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. And this engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission.