Chevrolet’s flagship Captiva LTZ completes range

The Captiva LTZ is, according to the manufacturer, the best-equipped Chevrolet car ever produced and is nearly £20,000 less than luxury SUVs from Range Rover and BMW.

Chevrolet is offering the Captiva LTZ as a low-cost alternative to luxury SUVs and lower prices place the soft-roader against people carriers and larger family cars.

The range-topping seven-seat SUV adds climate control, cruise control, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic lights and wipers,18" alloys, unique rear light clusters, privacy glass, ESC and electrically-folding door mirrors to the LT trim.

For the first time, Chevrolet has included a reverse parking sensor in one of its cars. The camera uses the display screen and audio sensors to aid parking. The screen doubles up as a touch-screen satellite navigation system – also available for the first time.

A 2.0-litre VCDi engine developing 150PS is the only option for the Captiva, but there is a choice of automatic and manual gearbox.

The automatic features CO2 figures of 225g/km and fuel economy of 32.8mpg. The manual model emits 197g/km and offers 38.2mpg on the combined cycle.

Flagship models are available to buy now and Chevrolet is offering the chance to configure the Captiva LTZ online.

The manual version costs £27,305 and the automatic £28,630. Optional body colours cost £400 extra and Chevrolet offers a wide range of accessories such as 20" alloy wheels and a detachable towbar.

Chevrolet introduced the Korean-built Captiva – the first of its range to not be a rebadged Daewoo – last year.

The low-price Chevrolet Spark city car and Cruze saloon, says Chevrolet, ‘clearly highlight the direction of Chevrolet in the UK.’

Since the re-launch of the brand in Europe in 2005, the manufacturer has become the youngest manufacturer to achieve a market share of over two per cent.