As you can easily notice, today’s automotive industry is full of cases when manufacturers use famous nameplate from the past for all-new models. The reason is quite simple. It is a great way to boost sales and speed up the whole process of establishing position on the market, which is something every new model has to deal with. Another expected example of such approach should be 2020 Chevrolet Captiva. This previous model that used this name is out of production for a couple of years. It definitely isn’t a legend or some too much successful nameplate. However, it is still familiar enough, which makes it a much better solution than giving a completely new name.
- Affordable price
- Spacious cabin
- Wide palette of engines
- Interior will probably be full of cheap materials
- May not come after all
The 2020 Chevrolet Captiva has been rumored. However, there aren’t many specific details about its base design characteristics. The previous model was a compact crossover. These days, that position in the company’s lineup is reserved for the model called Equinox. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the new Captiva will sit slightly higher. Most likely, it will be slightly bigger, but still far away from a mid-size segment. Many believe it will come as a cheap alternative to the Equinox, reserved for developing markets only. In terms of styling, we don’t expect a bigger departure from the company’s current design language.
If we take that the new 2020 Chevrolet Captiva will walk on a fine line between two segments, that means that you can bet on a pretty spacious cabin, especially if we consider potentially pretty affordable price. Some reports even suggest three rows of seats in base models. In that case, don’t count on too generous legroom. Same goes for the cargo area. Still, this would be a great advantage compared to potential future rivals, crossovers like Jeep Compas, Mitsubishi Outlander etc.
If the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva arrives in North America, we are pretty sure it will feature the same powertrain lineup as the Equinox. This means two efficient gasoline turbo engines, as well as a familiar 1.6-liter diesel engine, which isn’t powerful but offers amazing fuel economy. On the other side, developing markets would probably prefer something cheaper, something like a 1.5-liter turbo-four with 150 horsepower, or even an older-generation 1.8-liter engine with 135 hp.
2020 Chevrolet Captiva Release Date and Price
The 2020 Chevrolet Captiva still waits for the official confirmation. However, many reports already suggest its arrival sometime in the second half of next year. When it comes to the price, it all depends on the model’s final layout. In any case, the price shouldn’t be lower than $21,000 and higher than $25,000.
December 26, 2018