As part of the deal, Metawarayut will make in-person appearances during the “Chevrolet Bold Your Way” promotional road tour through Thailand and will also feature the SUV on his YouTube series called Alek’s Food.
“The All-New Captiva really matches my on-the-go lifestyle,” the actor said in a prepared statement. “I plan to drive it a lot in the coming months, and feature it on my social media channels. This is going to be fun.”
“With Alek on board, we hope to reach customers seeking a next-level vehicle that offers sleek style, interior spaciousness and smart technology,” said GM Southeast Asia marketing boss, Sean Poppitt.
Additionally, GM Thailand is launching a campaign to find a new social ambassador for the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva. Entrants will be encouraged to prove their popularity and influence on social media, with the winner receiving a 20,000 THB per-month pay to make one social media post on the vehicle every month of the year. They will also receive a 2020 Chevrolet Captiva to drive for the full year.
As we reported last month, the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva will go on sale in Thailand this month. The vehicle isn’t a real Chevrolet, but rather rebadged Baojun 530 – a Chinese crossover born from GM‘s SAIC-Wuling joint venture. The mid-size crossover is offered in both two-row and three-row configurations in the country and is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and eight-step CVT automatic transmission.
The entry-level, five-seat Captiva LS model will start at 999,000 THB in Thailand (about $32,765 USD at current exchange rates), while the mid-range seven-seat LT model is priced from 1,099,000 THB ($36,009 USD). The range-topping Premier starts at 1,199,000 THB ($39,285 USD) and the seven-seat option can be added to any trim for another 30,000 THB ($982 USD).