General Motors announced today that it will introduce the Chevrolet Captive Sport later this year to help meet the growing demand for compact crossovers by fleet customers. The Chevy version of the Saturn Vue is described as a variant of the globally successful Chevrolet Captiva compact crossover.
“It says a lot about our ability to draw on international programs and proven, quality crossovers that we were able to identify and federalize a strong new entrant such as Captiva Sport for the U.S. market,” said Alan Batey, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service. “We turned to our global network for a solution to quickly meet the rising demand from local fleet customers and continue to meet strong retail demand for the Equinox.”
Power for the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport comes from an Ecotec 2.4L direct-injected 4-cylinder or a 3.0L direct-injected V6 engine – matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Captiva Sport will be available for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2011, as a 2012 model. It will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim-levels with four trim packages, including an all-wheel-drive model (LTZ). All models come with 17-inch aluminum wheels, XM Satellite Radio, six-speaker sound system, four-wheel disc brakes with antilock, traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, air conditioning, power locks and windows and remote keyless entry. The LT and LTZ come with V6 units and OnStar and Bluetooth connectivity. A rear-view camera and leather trim package – including leather-trimmed and heated front seats – are standard on LTZ and available as an option on other trims. The LTZ trim also includes a 10-speaker sound system and a sunroof.
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– By: Omar Rana