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Chevy's first European diesel 4x4

18 January 2006

  • Captiva to be launched at Geneva in March
  • Chevy's first diesel 4x4 designed just for Europe
  • Available with five or seven seats

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When Chevrolet's new Captiva 4x4 makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, it will be the American firm's first diesel-powered off-roader specifically designed for the European market.

An alternative 2.4-litre petrol engine is also available, developing 142bhp, and returning 28.5mpg on the combined cycle.

The Captiva's all-new diesel is a 2.0-litre, common-rail unit and is capable of 150bhp, and 229lb ft of pulling power. On the combined cycle, Chevrolet claims it will help the car return 37.2mpg, or 32.8mpg with the optional automatic gearbox.

Chevrolet also claims the car is tailored for family use, and has designed it to be available in either five- or seven-seat versions. The car measures 4.6m long, so it should have a decent space for larger families.

Captiva buyers will also have the choice between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.

Chevrolet says the Captiva will be in UK showrooms in August, but if you can't wait that long, come back to whatcar.com in March, when we'll have a show report and more on the Captiva, as well as prices and specifications for the new car.

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