The 2020 Chevrolet Captiva has officially launched in Egypt after going on sale in other emerging markets such as the Middle East, South America and Thailand.
General Motors debuted the Chevrolet Captiva in Egypt via Zoom web conference stream and says this was the first time an automaker has showcased a new vehicle in such a way. In a statement, Tarek Atta, chairman and managing director of GM Egypt and North Africa, said the Captiva “will strongly compete and reinforce the brand presence in the Egyptian market,” for Chevrolet and will “meet our customers’ expectations at an affordable price.”
The Captiva will be sold in the country by local Egyptian GM importer and distributor Al Mansour Automotive. The dealership group, which has had a working relationship with GM for more than 45 years, said this week that it is expanding in Egypt with new showrooms in Abu Rawash, Al Amereya and Tanta, which will open over the next 18 months.
The 2020 Chevrolet Captiva was developed by GM’s Chinese joint venture, SAIC-GM-Wuling, and is marketed in China as the Baojun 530. The crossover is offered in two-row five-seat and three-row seven-seat configurations and is positioned as a spacious, practical family vehicle. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine, which is good for 148 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. Standard equipment includes an eight-inch infotainment screen with Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, hill start assist and electronic stability control.
In Egypt, the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva will be offered in three trim levels: LS, LT and range-topping Premier. The LT and Premier models add equipment such as a multifunction steering wheel, leatherette seats, cruise control, a power sunroof, chrome door handles and push start ignition, but Premier models go even further than LT models with a seven-inch TFT driver’s display, six-way power driver’s seat and power-folding mirrors.
Pricing for the 2020 Chevrolet Captiva in Egypt is yet to be determined.