GM’s Diesel Captiva Compact SUV Promises 29MPG
16 January 2006
|The new Captiva|
GM is introducing the Chevrolet Captiva, its first diesel-powered compact SUV (earlier post), at the Geneva motor show in March with the first application of its new 2.0-liter turbo diesel delivering 150 hp and estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg US.
Three engines initially will be available for the Captiva, including the brand new, common rail diesel engine jointly developed by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Company, GM Powertrain and VM Motori.
The gasoline versions include a 2.4-liter inline-four delivering 142 hp and 220 Nm torque with fuel consumption of 10.8 l/100km (21.8 mpg US) and a 3.2-liter V6 generating 225 hp with maximum torque of 302 Nm.
The 16-valve diesel unit with variable geometry turbo delivers its 150 hp (110 kW) at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 310 Nm at 2,000 rpm. It is the first application of a family of diesel powertrains that will become available in other Chevrolet products in Europe, beginning in 2006.
As an aside, the new 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid just introduced at the Detroit show (earlier post) with a Belt Alternator Starter (BAS) system mated to a 2.4-liter gasoline engine and four-speed transmission also delivers an estimated 29 mpg US.
The Captiva is based on the S3X concept vehicle. At the Paris Motor Show in 2004, GM showed a diesel hybrid version of the S3X concept—a vehicle that used GM’s BAS system to provide stop-start functionality and regenerative braking.
|Power||142 hp (106 kW)||225 hp (168 kW)||150 hp (110 kW)|
|Torque||220 Nm||302 Nm||310 Nm|
|Fuel consumption (l/100km)||10.8||n/a||8.1|
|Fuel economy (mpg US)||21.8||n/a||29 mpg US|
|Emissions||Euro 4||Euro 4||Euro 4|
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