Chevrolet Captiva new generation turned out to be twin Baojun 530November 9, 2018
The new American SUV got a 1.5 liter turbo engine. For the model declared five-and seven-seater saloon.
The debut of the Chevrolet SUV was held at the Columbia Auto Show, which opened this week. The company is positioning the car as the next generation Captiva, although with a well-known Russian crossover, the new model has only a name in common: the car in Bogota is the twin of Chinese Baojun 530. The difference in exterior design is the Chevrolet emblems and three bars on the grille instead of two at the donor. Recall brand Baojun – a joint project of concerns General Motors and SAIC.
The dimensions of the new Captiva were not disclosed, the interior was also not shown, but at the same time, Chevrolet said that they would offer a crossover with a five- or seven-seat cabin. The list of equipment includes front and rear sensors, parking sensors, panoramic roof, multimedia system with touch screen, rear view camera. The Chinese Baojun 530 has no three-row version yet. The length of the “Chinese” is equal to 4655 mm, wheelbase – 2750 mm.
Under the hood, a new Captiva 1.5 gasoline turbo four with a capacity of 147 hp (230 Nm), which is combined with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The donor Baojun 530 has the same engine, but with a return of 150 hp, instead of the CVT, the “Chinese” has a robotized transmission. In addition, for the “five hundred and thirtieth” in the China is still provided 1.8 engine (137 hp). Baojun 530 is available only in front-wheel drive, and in the Chevrolet all-wheel drive for the Captiva was not reported (the previous model has version 4WD).
Neither prices nor the start of sales of the new crossover has been announced. There is no information about what other markets, in addition to the Colombian, may appear such Captiva.
Meanwhile, Chevrolet is not the only company that has turned the Baojun 530 into “its” SUV: the crossover is preparing to enter the markets of Indonesia and India under the Wuling and MG brands, respectively. The first brand is part of the joint venture GM and SAIC, the second belongs to the concern SAIC. And the brand Baojun will remain “exclusive” for China.
Earlier, another American manufacturer introduced a model built on the basis of the “Chinese”: in the Ford lineup, the Territory SUV appeared, which is a clone of the JMC Yusheng S330. This crossover is designed for the Middle Kingdom, and in the future it can get to South America.