SCOOP! – This is the future Chevrolet Captiva Sport, built over the D2XX platform

The guys from Caradvice have managed to publish the first pictures of the Chevrolet Captiva Sport replacement in testing. The new vehicle will be built over the D2XX platform, the same one used by the second generation Chevrolet Cruze and Volt. This platform has already produced its first SUV, the Buick Envision.

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The Envision is 4.67 m long, 1.84 m wide and its height varies from 1.66 m to 1.70 m, depending on the version, as well as the weight, that goes from 1,575 kg to 1,800 kg. It has a 2.75 m wheelbase and, in China, it is powered by a 1.5 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine, the same one that should power the second generation Cruze in South America, but didn’t. Called 1.5 SIDI, this engine has a displacement of 1,490 cm³ and generates 124 kW at 5,600 rpm and 250 Nm from 1,700 rpm to 4,400 rpm. Envision is also equipped by a mouth-watering 2.0 4-cylinder turbo petrol unit that generates 191 kW at 5,500 rpm and 353 Nm from 2,000 rpm to 5,300 rpm, but we do not expect to see such engine produced in South America.

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Since GM will produce the 1.4 turbo engine in Rosario, we do not doubt it will put it under the hood of the new Captiva Sport, also known as Opel Antara. What we are sure about is that this new Chevrolet SUV will be produced in Argentina, what will make it reach the other markets in the region, such as Brazil.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.