Louis Chevrolet would be proud of the latest SUV entry, the new Chevrolet Captiva. Chevrolet's full blooded compact SUV has been given a major makeover for 2011, including a fresh look layout to give it an even more confident and dynamic presence; an all-new range of the latest comprehensive and economical engines; chassis modifications to enhance ride and handling and an updated dashboard.
Chevrolet was the creator of the first sports utility car rear in the 1930's with the iconic Suburban, a nameplate that has spanned an incredible seven decades and is still going strong in the U. today.
Chevrolet Captiva owners have already enjoyed a lot of of choice, with five or seven seatings and all-wheel or front-wheel drive, says Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe. The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva provides four new engines mated with a new six-speed transmission; a 2. 4 liter petrol unit, a 258 hp 3. 0liter V6 and two variants of our 2. 2 liter turbo-diesel.
Amid all the changes and enhancments that have been made, the new Chevrolet Captiva retains the pros of its adaptable, theater-style seats in three rows which comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers and the electronically controlled all-wheel drive system that distributes performance as it's needed.
In line with its Pure Drive strategy, Nissan continues to innovate to enhance CO2 and fuel efficiency performance to deliver no compromise, real benefits for buyers. As part of this strategy Nissan is introducing a new Pure Drive version of the top selling Nissan Qashqai equipped with a new state-of-the-art 1. 6 Dci motor.
This new motor is the ideal example of Nissan's Pure Drive strategy, replacing the previous 2.0Dci with a more efficient motor that not only provides lower emissions and considerably enhanced levels of fuel efficiency but which provides the same level of performance as the bigger motor.
At the same time, high-tech new features become available on the Nissan Qashqai range, including a new CVT gearbox and, for the first time on a C-segment vehicle, Around View Monitor. AVM uses a series of small cameras located on the look of the car to make parking and manoeuvering as secure as possible by giving the driver a real-time helicopter view of the environment around the vehicle.
The moves will underline Nissan's leadership of the booming Crossover sphere and keep Nissan Qashqai one, or even two, steps ahead of its opposition.