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Old 21st July 2007, 00:15   #16
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I suppose I am in the minority of TBHP members when I wonder why the hell are we getting more and more SUVs in this country. Is that what we really need?
After a drive through our monsoon affected roads (Atleast here in kerala), I'd say 'yes'.
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it wud be a gud car indeed. but if they really wanna sell. they should price it the grand vitara range. only then i think it would be a great buy. if suzuki can price the imported vitara for less then 14, then i think chevy can do the same.
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thanks..nooo i will never send again. only i have sent to AUTOCAR.
Tushky, writing your name across the car won't do. It is very easy to clone it out and print the picture. You really need to watermark it in such a way that removing it is not possible to remove it.

Btw, Nice picture.
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it wud be a gud car indeed. but if they really wanna sell. they should price it the grand vitara range. only then i think it would be a great buy. if suzuki can price the imported vitara for less then 14, then i think chevy can do the same.
what !!!! the new GV is under 14???
wish they had offered a diesel one at that price.

but if the chevy comes out with a deisel at that price, then the endy and the tucson will have some serious troubles also to some extent for the GV and CRV.
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Going by the reports from you guys who have driven the magnum, the engine has great power and torque - perfect for a SUV - these are also two weakness of the GV. If the pricing is on similar lines as the GV, you will have a larger SUV than the GV & the Tuscon, superior engine to both and snob value wise, there's not much to choose between the three. Conclusion, if the top of the line Magnum OTR is around 11.5L - if the OTR for captiva is around 15L the other two better get their act together. I had heard sometime ago that the launch was supposed to be july, but got postponed. I wonder with the GV and the Endy launch, would they have reconsidered and bringing it earlier. Would anyone be able to comment on their plan capacities - would it have to CBU?
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Besides - it can also be a 5 or a 7 seater - something that the GV and the Tuscon cannot do..

Chevrolet Captiva LT - Dimensions - Chevrolet UK

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2.0VCDi 5-seat/2.0VCDi 7-seat

Length (mm) 4635 (Gv - 4470)
Width excluding mirrors (mm) 1850 (Gv - 1810)
Height including roof rails (mm) 1755 (GV - 1695)
Wheel base (mm) 2705 (GV - 2640)
Track front / rear (mm) 1562/1572 (GV - 1540/1560)
Turning radius - minimum / wall to wall (m) 5.75/6.05 (GV - 5.5)
Kerb weight (kg) (figure will vary according to options) 1770 1820 (GV - 1594)
Fuel tank (litres) 65 (GV - 66)

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what !!!! the new GV is under 14???
wish they had offered a diesel one at that price.
Its 13,80000 (ex-showroom delhi) for the manual, and 14,80000 for the Automatic.
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Nice Pic, Tushar.

I think G.M better launch it early with a lot of publicity & big media hype as its promises to be the only diesel SUV/ soft roader in this segment, besides the tucson, which I didn't really like anyways.

May be G.M. can then sell more cars, their best selling model till date is optra, soon to be replaced by Spark.
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I assume the captiva would be here with the same 2L optra diesel powerplant. If they price it well, they might end up selling quite a few.
yup,it will have the same 2.0ltr diesel power plant but will produce 150bhp instead of the 120 in the optra magnum.
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yup,it will have the same 2.0ltr diesel power plant but will produce 150bhp instead of the 120 in the optra magnum.
and thats going to be one hell of a competition to the other soft-roaders and also to some extant for the SUVs.

I think it will also enter the minds of people looking for a 12-15 lakhs car.
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Sweet find, Tushky. As always your spy pics impress. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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I suppose I am in the minority of TBHP members when I wonder why the hell are we getting more and more SUVs in this country. Is that what we really need?
Considering our driving conditions, poor lighting, broken roads / craters and lack of traffic discipline (especially on the highway), an SUV makes more sense in India than anywhere else. The average Indian family is also larger than more other countries, so the extra seating becomes a necessity for some.
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If you see the photographs of side view - it looks so similar to CRV!
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Not really heard great reviews about it. Good value and that's it
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Not really heard great reviews about it. Good value and that's it
Why Ajmat? It seems to have a good package on paper. 150bhp diesel engine, looks good, and seems spacious.

Seems to have decent features as well. I like teh centre display which show distance to empty AC settings and compass.

7 seater currently only the Endeavour offers. Will be good competition.
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7 seater currently only the Endeavour offers. Will be good competition.
Endeavour for all practical purposes, is a 5 seater. The last row of seats is nothing but a cushioned mat on raised floor. Pajero's last row is quite bad as well, a bit better than Endy but still bad.

Not sure how would captiva's last row would be. If its floor is not as high as that of Endy or Pajero, it might be better.
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