The facelifted 2014 Chevrolet Captiva, an SUV that made its Korean debut a few days ago, will drive into this year’s 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The 2014 Chevrolet Captiva facelift’s debut at Geneva is an indication from General Motors that this SUV could have global ambitions in its latest iteration. Coming to the facelift itself, it is strictly a mid career upgrade focusing mainly on cosmetic bits apart from the additional feature or two. In facelifted guise, the 2014 Captiva continues to operate with two turbo diesel engine options in the form of the 2 Liter and 2.2 Liter units. The transmission remains a 6 speed automatic gearbox. However, this gearbox has been improved on the 2014 Captiva for better response.
The 2014 Chevrolet Captiva SUV gets the following upgrades,
* Refreshed front end with a new grille design
* New 18 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels
* Front and rear skid plates
* Refreshed tail lamps
* Minor detail changes to the dashboard
* Revamped infotainment module
* Refreshed instrumentation console
* New keyless entry module
The 2014 Captiva is offered in front wheel drive and all wheel drive versions. Meanwhile, here’s a video depicting the 2014 Captiva in action.
Expect the facelifted 2014 Captiva to arrive into India sometime next year as General Motors launched the current version in India just a year ago. In the meantime, the 2014 Captiva is expected to be launched in many international markets. In India, the Captiva competes with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The Captiva that General Motors sells in India is imported into the country through the completely built unit(CBU) route. General Motors has no plans to assemble the Captiva in India through the CKD route anytime soon as the automaker feels that SUV’s low volumes does not justify such an approach.
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