The new Chevrolet Captiva will be seen for the first time at the Paris Motor Show

The new Chevrolet Captiva will be seen for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, the SUV has a new front end design and numerous upgrades to the interior plus new engines and transmissions. The new engine line up which is comprised of one petrol engine (2.4L) and two turbo-diesel variants (2.2L), incorporates a host of advanced technologies aimed at delivering an optimal balance of performance and fuel economy. The new 2.2 litre common rail turbo-charged diesel units will be available with either 163 or 184 hp outputs, while the 2.4-litre dual overhead cam gasoline unit with variable valve timing, is rated at 171 hp.

The interior of the Chevrolet Captiva now features an array of new finishes and textures including all-new seat fabrics and interior décor appointments to give the car a more up-market feel and look. Designers have put to good use some of the elements featured on other new Chevrolet models, such as the ice-blue back lighting and the 'wrap-round' design of the front fascia which flows into the front driver's and passenger doors creating the dual-cockpit look.

The new Chevrolet Captiva's audio system includes Aux-in, USB-port and Bluetooth connectivity. The Chevrolet Captiva can be ordered with a touch-screen navigation system with rear view camera for parking assistance. The Chevrolet Captiva is a powerful efficient all wheel drive with versatility for up to seven passengers. It will be launched in Europe in the spring of 2011.