After having a small facelift that many of us saw along at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, general motors has already started to labour on successive generation Opel Antara and Chevrolet Captiva. Our spy photographers have caught the very 1st few mules out obtain a testing session, and although the corporate tried to talk about it under this chopped up Chevrolet Orlando, it’s clear that its one thing utterly completely different.
he New-Generation Antara/Captiva will certainly be built on a fresh platform, referred to as D2XX, that may also be taken regarding the new Chevrolet Cruze that could arrive in 2014.
Ok, thus what makes us believe this is often absolutely not real orlando ? First, this prototype is offered by having four-wheel-drive system, and that is not on the market inside the orlando, and there will be conjointly twin exhaust pipes. The wheelbase is slightly shorter in comparison to actually the normal orlando and therefore the front finish is additionally chopped up in order to actually make area regarding the new engine and cooling system.
In fact, when it involves exterior design, the next-generation suvs can have nothing in common along with the orlando seen here. Rumors counsel it’ll borrow one thing coming from the recently announced opel mokka.
The Antara which was launched in 2006 is Opelâs tophat on the Chevy Captivaâs platform. The car was overshadowed by the Captivaâs roomier interior and more affordable price tag.
Nevertheless the GM-owned German brand is pinning hopes on the next generation of the model and this time too they are doing it in close association with Chevrolet. The development of the new vehicle will have nothing to do with GMâs association with PSA Peugeot Citroen.
The styling of the car is derived from the smaller sibling Opel Mokka, which is a re-bagded Chevrolet Trax. While the Captiva will have a different styling philosophy, the masala under the skin will be common to both the softroaders.
Electronic gadgetry like collision warning system, adaptive cruise control and road sign recognition system will be on offer on both the cars. In addition, the latest touchscreen multimedia infotainment system will also be made available.
The current 2.2-litre turbo diesel will continue the motoring duty and it is expected to be available in different states of tune with the most powerful version using twin turbos to pump out 195 bhp. Expect an 8-speed automatic transmission and a range starting 1.6-litre turbo diesel motor. However the latter might not make it to India bound next-gen Captiva as customers want as much power to go with its big size and style.