Four months after the international debut of the crossover in Mexico, General Motors has just started the communication rollout of the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Captiva in the North American country. Over the past few days, the company has been showing the 2022 Captiva to the Mexican media before its official launch in that market, which should take place in the coming weeks.
Although the automaker has not yet officially announced it, some local media had the opportunity to drive the new 2022 Chevrolet Captiva before its introduction in Mexico. The compact crossover is expected to arrive in Mexican dealerships during the month of April, so the presentation event and the official announcement with all the details should take place shortly.
During the past weekend, at least three media outlets in Mexico had a first contact with an early production unit of a 2022 Chevrolet Captiva, in Premier trim and painted in red. Although the example did not yet feature the final configuration for the Mexican market, it previews the characteristics of the range-topping Captiva that will cost less than 500,000 MXN – about $24,000 USD at the current exchange rate.
The 2022 Chevrolet Captiva will arrive in the Latin country with two trim levels and three distinct versions. The base trim will be the Captiva LT with a five-seat configuration, while a seven-seat LT with enhanced features will follow and the lineup will be complete with the Captiva Premier, equipped as standard with all three rows of seats and all the bells and whistles offered on the nameplate.
Mechanically, all versions of the 2022 Chevrolet Captiva for Mexico will include the same turbocharged 1.5L engine that equips the model in the rest of the markets where it is sold, developing 144 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission available in the Premier trim will be a continuously variable automatic that simulates eight fixed gears, but the LT could also feature a six-speed manual gearbox.
The 2022 Chevrolet Captiva should go on sale next month in Mexico, which will become the model’s main volume market worldwide. It will be positioned between the new Tracker and the Equinox, further expanding Chevrolet’s robust utility portfolio with a great value offering that will make it the most affordable seven-seat compact crossover in the country.