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Old 3rd January 2009, 13:48   #16
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when i had contacted GM a few months go, they told me captiva is not available in awd version anywhere in the world. so awd version for india is not an option at all.

they had mentioned that they were contemplating the automatic though.

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when i had contacted GM a few months go, they told me captiva is not available in awd version anywhere in the world. so awd version for india is not an option at all.
Hmmm.... now if you actually google for "captiva AWD" you find a lot of hits. How did you contact GM a few months ago ?
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I doubt GM would get so over-confident as to price the Captiva AWD @ 26 lakhs. A premium of 1.5 lakhs would be more like it.

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when i had contacted GM a few months go, they told me captiva is not available in awd version anywhere in the world.
Sure is. Google's your friend.
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Hmmm.... now if you actually google for "captiva AWD" you find a lot of hits. How did you contact GM a few months ago ?
I had met a GM employee at a track day, and got to chatting with him about the forrester and stuff a long time ago. and had met him some tie last year at a friends garage. he had then mentioned to me that the captiva was being contemplated in automatic. and also that the captiva was NOT available in AWD/4WD guise anywhere in the world!
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and also that the captiva was NOT available in AWD/4WD guise anywhere in the world!
Fyi, here in Brunei, my collegue sitting next to me is driving a AWD Captiva 2 VCDi.

Here it costed him exactly as much as a 2.0 CRV Petrol ie around 39k which is equal to 12lakhs (at today's rate approx).

According to my friend, the drive is a bit tough and bumpy. Also the noise insulation is bad esp after 100+kpml.
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Default Captiva Automatic - Additional Features?

Soon to be launched Captiva Automatic comes with AWD option. It is also rumoured to cost 2.5 lacs above the present version.

Does this new version will offer other:

1. Sunroof
2. Traction control

Any inputs?
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Yes AWD is expected, but I think it would be equally good if AWD was available with manual also.

I think this is already discussed here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...tiva+Automatic
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what a rip off IMO!! in Bangalore the captiva on road comes close to almost 21..so when this will come out expect to be around 27-30 lakhs.. The price you get a Benz for...well can the technology on this Korean turned Chevy match a merc?? i really don think so.
I think its the prefect time for Toyota to launch the fortuner..
If priced around 17-18 lakhs or so it will surely burn the captiva n its competition to the ground.

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Got it. As good as this forum is the search function sucks! I typed "Captiva Automatic" and got nothing!
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Got it. As good as this forum is the search function sucks! I typed "Captiva Automatic" and got nothing!
I find that when I search "thread titles" with keywords, I get better results. In this case, I would have searched for just "Captiva" in thread titles because there aren't that many threads on Captiva.
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Got it. As good as this forum is the search function sucks! I typed "Captiva Automatic" and got nothing!
I know its OT, but the search facility has only one restriction of minimum words requirement.

I will put up an image for this " Captiva Automatic ".
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Captiva AWD launching on Jan 26th EDIT: Now launched-tbhpcaptivaauto.jpg  

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what a rip off IMO!! in Bangalore the captiva on road comes close to almost 21..so when this will come out expect to be around 27-30 lakhs.. The price you get a Benz for...well can the technology on this Korean turned Chevy match a merc?? i really don think so.
I think its the prefect time for Toyota to launch the fortuner..
If priced around 17-18 lakhs or so it will surely burn the captiva n its competition to the ground.
Optimism

If Chevy sells Captiva at 21L OTR Bangalore, do you really think Toyota would do it for 17-18L?
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All i wish is Captiva AWD comes with manual trany. And IF they start localization it would be worth every penny you spend on it. If they price it in the range of 27-30 L it would remain a distant dream for many of us.
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Unless one manufacturer decides to locally produce a suv and to price it right until then all the others are enjoying huge margins.Come on toyota get the fortuner and bust all other manufacturers they need a lesson.
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IMHO, an SUV around 25 lakhs + OTR with a good Diesel and auto gearbox might have an unfilled niche for itself in the Indian market. People with Superbs, Lauras, Jettas and Passats are looking for a second car which comes with high ground clearance, good economy and the convenience of an Auto box.
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