New Chevrolet Captiva prices announced

The updated SUV will be available with two engines and three different specification levels in the UK, the US-based manufacturer has revealed.

Both engine choices come in the form of a new 2.2-litre diesel in either 160bhp or 180bhp derivations and both will be matched with a six-speed manual gearbox. However, the more powerful of the two will also come with a choice of six-speed automatic as well.

The trim levels reflect the rest of the Chevrolet range and comprise LS, LT and range-topping LTZ specifications.

All models will feature Electronic Stability Control to aid cornering, power steering and in-car gadgets such as Bluetooth, six-speaker CDMP3 player, rain-sensing wipers, air conditioning, electric windows and power-folding mirrors.

Outside, 17" alloy wheels have been added to the exterior to complement the front-end facelift including a split grille to fit in with the rest of the updated Chevrolet range such as the new Orlando MPV and Aveo hatchback.

Entry-level LS models start from £21,995 and come in front-wheel drive with five seats only. LT models add all-wheel drive and two extra seats.

Extra equipment in the LT models includes climate control, solar control glass, rear parking sensors, cruise control, front fog lights and half-leather trim inside. Prices for the LT models start from £27,695 on-the-road.

The final specification is the LTZ which adds 19" alloy wheels, rear parking camera, full leather trim, satellite navigation, privacy glass and stainless steel sill plates to the LT specification.

LTZ models are only available in seven-seat, 4×4 configuration with prices starting from £30,295. The only engine available on the LT and LTZ trim levels is the more powerful of the two 2.2-litre diesel engines.

The new Chevrolet Captiva will arrive at UK Chevrolet dealers in May 2011.