New Chevrolet Captiva, Beat EV and Trax: 2013 Geneva
At their stand, you will find the super-cool new C7 Corvette Stingray in convertible guise, but this not the car we are going to talk about. Its the all new Captiva SUV, Trax compact SUV and the Spark EV. (Spark is sold under the name Beat in India)
Captiva seen here, is available in five and seven seater options and comes in with a contemporary look with restyled bumpers, grille, LED lamps and various other modifications both exterior and interior. Keyless start and entry, fresh interior colors on seats and instrument panels and heated rear seats are among some of the updates on the new Captiva.
The SUV will be fitted with new 18” alloy wheels which accentuates its on road performance thus making it ideally suited for long distance adventure travel. Chevrolet is also scheduled to include MYLink navigation system for the European spec Captiva, while ambient lighting, dual zone climate control and a highly functional instrument panel are also to be seen.
Engine lineup will remain the same with a 2.0 liter diesel and 2.2 liter diesel with all wheel drive mated to a six speed automatic gearbox. Europe markets will also get the front wheel drive version along with a range of petrol and diesel engines. The facelifted Captiva is also expected to enter Indian markets in the next few months.
Speaking about the new Beat/Spark EV, it is powered by electric motor that generates max output of 130 hp and 530 Nm torque. It will only be available in a few countries of Europe and an India launch is not on the cards.
Chevrolet might be surely tempted to bring the Trax to India, but the European spec variant you see in the images here, is priced at £15,495 (INR 12.57 lakhs). In order to make it successful in India, Chevrolet needs to rework on Trax if it wants to compete with the likes of Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport.