2019 Bangkok Motor Show: 2020 Chevrolet Captiva

By THOMAS HUONG | 28 March 2019

BANGKOK: The all-new second-generation Chevrolet Captiva debuted at the 40th Bangkok International Motor Show, and will will go on sale in the second half of 2019, starting at less than 1 million baht (RM127,730).

It will be offered in five- and seven-seat variants, and features will include a panoramic sunroof and integrated LED headlights.

Thanks to a joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Chinese automaker SAIC Motor Corp, the new Captiva is essentially a re-skinned Baojun 530 sold in China, and is also marketed as the Wuling Almaz in Indonesia.

The new Captiva's powertrain for the Thai market will likely be a 1.5-litre petrol turbocharged engine with up to 150hp and 250Nm of torque, mated to a CVT.

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“The new Captiva is positioned to overlap the fast-growing SUV-B and SUV-C segments,” said Piyanuch Chaturaphat, sales and marketing general director of Chevrolet Sales Thailand.

"We’re now taking the next step in our long-term strategy to grow our local vehicle portfolio by leveraging the global scale and partnerships of GM, starting with the new Captiva SUV,” said Chaturaphat.

“Detailed research clearly tells us that SUV customers in Thailand highly value exterior design and interior roominess. The Captiva will be one of the roomiest and most flexible SUVs on the market," she said.

In 2018, Chevrolet Thailand marked its third consecutive year of growth with sales by a significant 36 percent since 2016.

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