Two months after the start of its presale in the local market, General Motors has just introduced the new 2020 Chevrolet Captiva Premier in Colombia. The Premier version completes the Chevrolet compact utility offer in the South American country, positioning itself above the entry-level LT trim level.
In the case of the new Chevrolet Captiva, the Premier version not only represents the range-topping trim level, but also includes a significant difference compared to the base variant. More specifically, the 2020 Captiva Premier stands out for including three rows of seats, allowing it to carry up to seven people with a good level of comfort.
On the powertrain side, the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva Premier keeps the same turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine that equips the LT trim, which develops 145 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. However, in the Premier, the engine is exclusively matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) versus the LT’s available six-speed manual.
“We are sure that [Captiva Premier] will be a winning product for the Colombian consumer. It is one of the 7-seat vehicles with the best quality-price ratio, offering a turbocharged engine and high safety standards that position it as the most dependable SUV in the segment,” said GM Sales and Operations Director in Colombia, Raúl Mier, in an official statement.
Colombia becomes the first market in South America to receive the seven-seat variant of the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva – which is already available throughout the country’s dealer network at a price of $95,990,000 pesos (about $28,300 USD at the current exchange rate). It is expected that this new Premier version of Captiva will begin to gradually reach the rest of the markets in which this model is already on sale.
Based on the commercial success that the five-seat Chevrolet Captiva LT has had in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Bolivia, GM is confident that the new top-of-the-line variant will also sell well and further strengthen the popularity of the utility in the region. We’ll recall that the vehicle, manufactured by SAIC-GM-Wuling, was specially designed to meet the tastes and needs of customers in emerging markets.