The new Captiva was launched a couple days back, but the company has not been able to clear the stock of the older Captivas. So, to clear the previous stock and make way for the new facelifted model, the pre-facelift new Captiva is now being offered with a huge discount ofapprox Rs.2 lakh.Previously priced at about Rs. 19.26 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai), the older model is now available at discounted price of Rs. 17.26 lakhs only.
The facelifted refreshed model of Captiva which was showcased at the New Delhi Auto Expo in January was first expected to arrive in the market in the first quarter of this year, but General Motors pushed the launch date back to sell the older batch of Captiva which were already imported. But a decreasein sales because of market slowdown resulted in less number of the models getting sold than the original anticipation. Only about 88 units were sold between March and May 2012.
The new Captiva SUV initially will be made available in the automatic variant only and will be sold along with the older model. The manual transmission versionwill be launched later on, most probably after the stock of 140 of the older models gets sold.
The new Captiva has received several tweaks. Handling quality is far better now, suspension is far more settled on the uneven surface and bumps are engrossed with ease. The electronic controlled steering has become more responsive. The front grille design has been changed giving it more Chevy sense. GM is hoping to hit hard on its contenders with this new facelift.