Updated Chevrolet Captiva to Debut in Geneva, New Cruze Wagon Appears
A refreshed Chevrolet Captiva crossover makes its global debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Joining it in the European Chevy lineup will be the Chevrolet Cruze wagon, the latest Cruze variant we won’t get here in the U.S.
The Geneva debut of the updated Captiva represents isn’t the first update Chevy’s given the crossover – it was last revised in Europe for the 2011 model year. The U.S.-spec fleet-only Captiva, a staple of rental agencies nationwide, has changed little from its days as the Saturn Vue.
The Euro-spec Chevrolet Captiva coming to Geneva gets a new bumper, grille, and foglights up front. In back, the Captiva gets LED taillights, chrome exhaust tips, and a re-worked bumper. New 18-inch alloy wheels complete the makeover. Inside, the crossover – which can be ordered with seven-passenger seating – is offered with new colors and fabrics, a restyled instrument panel, and available keyless entry with pushbutton start. The odds of these updates making it to the U.S. Captiva are slim.
Similarly, the odds of the new Chevrolet Cruze wagon making it to the U.S. are just as low as the possibility of Chevrolet offering a mid-engined Corvette. The Cruze wagon joins the sedan and hatchback as the third variant of the Cruze family. The Cruze wagon will come with a 1.7-liter or 2.0-liter turbodiesel I-4.
Though neither the updated Captiva nor the Cruze wagon are coming to the U.S., which would you rather see on American streets? Sound off in the comments below.