Chevrolet Captiva gets five-star safety score

The large SUV has been updated in 2011 with a new design and extra engine options and became the latest Chevrolet car to score five stars on the Euro NCAP safety tests.

The car excelled in adult protection, child protection, pedestrian collision and safety assist tests to achieve the five-star rating.

The result, said Chevrolet UK managing director Mark Terry, shows customers can have ‘confidence’ in Chevrolet after similar scores for the Chevrolet Aveo supermini, Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, Chevrolet Orlando MPV and the electric Chevrolet Volt.

“Not one of our current models is more than two years old. Modern design, safety and reliability are key reasons for choosing a Chevrolet, not to mention the fact we still offer some of the best value cars on the market,” he said.

The five-door Chevrolet Captiva 4×4 is the only SUV in the US brand’s UK range. Available with a choice of five or seven seats, the Captiva starts from £19,570.

Chevrolet offers three specification levels with the Captiva. The entry-level model, the Captiva LS, comes with alloy wheels, air conditioning, a CD player, MP3 connectivity and audio controls on the steering wheel.

Moving up the range, the Captiva LT is the first trim level available with seven seats and adds climate control, leather highlights to the steering wheel and front fog lamps.

At the top of the Captiva range, the LTZ trim starts from £28,755 and adds leather seats, satellite navigation, tinted rear windows and larger, 18″ alloy wheels.

The new Chevrolet Captiva is on sale in the UK now and like all Chevrolet cars, comes with a five-year warranty.