Chevrolet will offer Captiva Sport in the United States. Variants of the compact crossover are sold in more than 50 markets across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East and South America.

"It says a lot about our ability to draw on international programs and proven, quality crossovers that we were able to identify and federalize a strong new entrant such as Captiva Sport for the U.S. market," commented Alan Batey, US vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service.

"We turned to our global network for a solution to quickly meet the rising demand from local fleet customers and continue to meet strong retail demand for the Equinox.", he added.

Chevy Captiva Sport will be available for delivery in the end of 2011, as a 2012 model.

The standard equipment boasts air conditioning, power locks and windows, a six-speaker audio system and 17" aluminum wheels.

There are two engines available – 2.4 liter Ecotec with 185PS (136 kW) and 233Nm (172 lb-ft) and 3.0 liter V6 with 268PS (197 kW) and 301Nm (222 lb-ft). Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD system is optional.

"The range of features offered by the Captiva Sport is as rich as any Chevrolet vehicle," said Batey.

"Our fleet customers will find it to be a versatile vehicle that gives them the cargo capacity they need, in a fuel efficient package that will help keep their ownership costs in check.", he finished.

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Chevrolet Captiva Sport US

Overview

Model: Captiva Sport (LS and LT)
Body style / driveline: 5-door, 5-passenger front engine transaxle, FWD, AWD compact sport-utility vehicle
Construction: steel body-frame integral
EPA vehicle class: sport utility vehicle
Manufacturing location: Ramos Arizpe, Mexico

Engines

Type: 2.4L DOHC I-4 DI 3.0L DOHC V-6 DI
Displacement (cu in / cc): 145 / 2384 183 / 2994
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.46 x 3.85 / 88 x 98 3.50 x 3.15 / 89 x 80.2
Block material: cast aluminum sand-cast aluminum with cast-in bore liners
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, four valves per cylinder; variable valve timing DOHC, four valves per cylinder; variable valve timing
Fuel delivery: direct sequential fuel injection with electronic throttle control direct sequential fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 11.4:1 11.7:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 182 / 136 @ 6700 264 / 197 @ 6950
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 172 / 233 @ 4900 222 / 301 @ 5100
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converters; Quick-Sync 24x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast-response O 2 sensor close-coupled catalytic converters; Quick-Sync 24x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast-response O2 sensor
Estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): TBD TBD

Transmissions

Type: Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic electronically controlled with electronic range select Hydra-Matic 6T50 six-speed automatic electronically controlled with electronic range select
Application: 2.4L 3.0L
Gear ratios: (:1):
First: 4.58 4.58
Second: 2.96 2.96
Third: 1.91 1.91
Fourth: 1.45 1.45
Fifth: 1.00 1.00
Sixth: 0.75 0.75
Reverse: 2.94 2.94
Final drive ratio: 3.23 3.23

Chassis/Suspension

Front: independent, strut-type with specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (27-mm with all engines)
Rear: independent, trailing arm with three lateral locating links and one trailing link, indirect-acting stabilizer bar, specifically tuned coil springs
Traction control: all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention
Steering type: 2.4L: specifically calibrated hydraulic-power-assisted (HPS) rack-and-pinion 3.0L: specifically calibrated hydraulic-power-assisted (HPS) rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 2.4L: 17.2:1 3.0L: 17.2:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.4L: 2.7 3.0L: 2.7
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 40 / 12.2

Brakes

Type: front and rear vented disc with power assist and ABS; traction control and stability control; dual piston caliper front/single piston caliper rear
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm): front: 11.7 x 1.14 / 296 x 29 rear: 11.9 x .78 / 303 x 20
Total swept area (sq cm): front: 67 rear: 38

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 17 x 7-inch aluminum alloy
Tires: P235/60R17

Dimensions Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 106.6 / 2707
Overall length (in / mm): 180.1 / 4576
Overall width (in / mm): 72.8 / 1850
Overall height (in / mm): 67 / 1704
Track (in / mm): front: 61.4 / 1562 rear: 61.8 / 1572
Minimum ground clearance (in / mm): 7.8 / 200
Step-in height (in / mm): front: 17.8 / 453 rear: 18.0 / 458
Approach angle (degrees): 18.2
Departure angle (degrees): 22.7
Curb weight (lb / kg): 2.4L: TBD 3.0L: TBD
Weight distribution (% front / rear): 58 / 42

Interior

Front Rear
Seating capacity: 2 3
Headroom (in / mm): 40.2 / 1023 39.3 / 1000
Legroom (in / mm): 40.7 / 1036 36.9 / 939
Hip room 52.6 / 1338 52.9 / 1344
Shoulder room (in / mm): 56.0 / 1424 55.9 / 1422

Capacities

EPA interior volume: (cu ft / L): 126.9 / 3596
Cargo volume (cu ft / L): 56.4 / 1598 (behind front seat) 29.2 / 827 (behind second-row seat at normal position
Passenger volume (cu ft / L): 97.7 / 2769 (est.)
Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg): 2.4L: 1500 / 680 3.0L: 3500 / 1588
Fuel tank (gal / L): FWD: 19.2 / 73 AWD: 16.7 / 63
Engine oil (qt / L): 2.4L: 5.0 / 4.7 3.0L: 6.0 / 5.7
Cooling system (qt / L): 2.4L: 9.0 / 8.5 3.0L: 10 / 9.5

Source: GM