Chevrolet Captiva answers children’s SOS

The vehicles will be delivered to the SOS Children’s Villages to give the children and their families more mobility.

The SOS Children’s Village provides accommodation for children who have been separated from their natural parents, allowing them to be raised in ‘SOS families’ across 124 countries worldwide.

Chevrolet will donate vehicles to the scheme as part of its centenary celebrations and provide a new Chevrolet Captiva SUV for the head office in Cambridge.

The Chevrolet Captiva has received an upgrade for 2011, including a new exterior with Chevrolet’s now instantly recognisable front end and an updated interior with new upholstery, a redesigned dashboard and a step up in terms of the quality of equipment.

The 4×4 SUV has been designed to seat seven, with two rows of folding seats allowing for more luggage space if required.

All models receive allow wheels, air conditioning, a six-speaker radio with MP3 compatibility and an anti braking system as standard in the entry-level LS specification. An LT and LTZ specification completes the equipment choices or the Captiva.

Entry-level models come in five-seat configuration only and are priced at £19,570. LT model prices start from £22,835 and the range-topping LTZ specification, which adds leather trim, climate control and satellite navigation, starts from £28,755.

Keys to the seven-seat SUV were handed over to the charity at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and deliveries of the 100 vehicles will soon begin across Europe.

“Providing cars is the most natural way for us as a car manufacturer to help SOS. We hope that the vehicles can improve the daily lives of the kids and their caretakers,” said Wayne Brannon, President of Chevrolet Europe.