Chevrolet has launched a new, kit-laden version of its Captiva off-roader. The new LTZ model is the best-equipped of the range yet and comes with leather seats, climate-controlled air conditioning, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, auto-on lights, 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass and electrically folding door mirrors. This newcomer also offers seven seats as standard, although the rear two (which fold away until needed) are only big enough for children.

Topping this off are a touch-screen satellite navigation system with 7in display and a reverse parking camera. The camera uses the sat-nav display and works with audible sensors to guide the driver. It gives a lower view of what’s behind than the driver can otherwise see. The sat-nav incorporates points of interest and post code inputs.

The LTZ comes with a choice of manual or auto transmissions linked to a 148bhp 2.0 diesel engine that’ll return 38.2mpg (manual) and 32.8mpg (automatic). The manual emits 197g/km of CO2 (putting it into road tax band J) while the auto pushes out 225g/km, putting it into band K.

On sale now, the LTZ becomes the most expensive Captiva, costing £27,305 for the manual version and £28,630 for the auto.

Stephen Jury


May 4, 2010