The new 2023 Chevrolet Captiva won’t bring too many changes compared to its redesigned predecessor. The current generation was introduced in 2019 and this was the mid-cycle update. The next time, we’ll see the third-gen Captiva, probably in 2025 or 2026.
But, let’s go back to the current model. The new generation drew a lot of attention. The Captiva is not available in Europe yet. The company announced the expansion of markets. This nameplate is currently available in South America, Pacific Asia and the Middle East. In China, buyers can find it as the Baojun 530. It is actually the basic model. Wuling Almaz is another variation of the name.
The SUV is positioned between Chevy Equinox and Chevy Trax, although it is as big as the larger model. The 2023 Chevrolet Captiva can accommodate up to seven persons, but the base layout is a two-row. The main strength of the vehicle is value for money with a good starting price and equipment on the entry-level package. Plus, the storage room is generous, and the engine is pretty efficient. On the downside, there are some poor materials in some interior areas, and sluggish acceleration.
2023 Chevrolet Captiva Engines
There is a pair of petrol engines available for the 2023 Chevrolet Captiva. A 1.5-liter turbo-four can produce 149 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. As said, acceleration is one of the things that should be better. The crossover SUV needs around 10 seconds for a 0-60 mph sprint. A CVT transmission sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional.
Another replacement is ready. You can also purchase the Captiva with a 1.8-liter naturally-aspirated engine. However, this unit is available in China only. It produces 135 hp and 137 lb-ft of twist and a 5-speed automatic transmission is a power router.
Hybrid and Diesel
A couple of powerplants are also there exclusively for two markets. Buyers in India can find the 2023 Chevrolet Captiva with a 2.0-liter diesel mill. A 2.0-liter oil burner delivers 170 hp and 260 lb-ft. Also, the fuel economy is better, but the diesel mill emits more gases. A six-speed manual is the only gearbox available for the MultiJet engine.
The 2023 Wuling Almaz is being sold in Indonesia with a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid system. The engine with internal combustion creates 123 hp, while the electric motor is there with 176 hp. Unique DCT (dedicated hybrid transmission) is paired with the system.
2023 Chevrolet Captiva Packages
So, there are different names in different markets. Engine choice depends on where you buy the 2023 Chevrolet Captiva. And, so it is with the trim levels. In most cases, you will find LS, LT and Premier. Furthermore, a seven-seat variant is available. Again, not all packages come with this configuration. It is mostly optional upgrade for lower trim levels. Without the third row, the 2023 Chevy Captiva will offer a lot of space for cargo. The crossover SUV will continue to be offered in more markets, including Europe. In the United States, there is Equinox as something closest to this model. Or, if you are looking for a smaller and fuel-friendlier crossover, the Chevy Trax is an option.