Chevrolet: ‘Captiva LTZ demand surges’

The new LTZ trim level for the premium SUV has been particularly popular as a commercial vehicle since it was launched this month.

Keith Jones, Chevrolet National Fleet Sales Manager, said: "The initial surge in demand suggests that we have absolutely the right product offer and that Captiva LTZ is a car that fleet managers and company car drivers want to see on their choice lists from which to choose."

Jones said the specification, comfort, ride and handling on the Captiva LTZ was as good as its traditionally more premium rival’s models.

For fleet operators, manual models emit 197g/km of CO2 and come under a 31 per cent BIK rate for the tax year 10/11. For a 40 per cent tax payer this would represent £3,326.

The seven-seat Captiva LTZ starts from £27,305 – nearly £20,000 less than premium SUVs from rivals such as BMW and Land Rover.

The low price isn’t reflected in the level of equipment, says Chevrolet. The Captiva LTZ boasts full leather trim, heated front seats, climate control, cruise control, rear parking camera, rain sensor wipers and electrically-folding mirrors as standard.

Other equipment includes ABS, ESC, traction control and satellite navigation with a seven inch screen.

The LTZ specification is the highest ever for the Captiva range and completes the Captiva line-up in the UK.