Chevrolet Captiva SUV Shows Its Green Credentials
Achieves fuel economy of 6.6 liters/100 km in GM China Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge
XINING--July 22, 2013: Chevrolet Captiva SUV owners participated in the second leg of the 2013 GM China Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge in Xining, Qinghai, on July 20.
They drove nearly 74 kilometers on a route that began at the Qinghai International Expo Center and ended at the Guide National Geological Park to find out who could achieve the best fuel economy. The route included winding mountain roads that challenged vehicles and drivers alike.
Before the drivers headed out, GM briefed them on the performance of the Captiva and its special features. Participants also learned some special tips for getting the most kilometers out of each liter of fuel.
The winner was Qi Qiang, who achieved fuel economy of 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers. The average fuel economy of all participants was 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers. They benefited from the Captiva’s efficient new 2.4-liter Ecotec DVVT aluminum engine, which produces 123 kW/5,600 rpm of peak power and 230 Nm/4,600 rpm of maximum torque. The engine is matched with an intelligent six-speed transmission with the energy-saving Eco mode.
As a true SUV, the Captiva has an integrated chassis with a four-link independent suspension. Its intelligent all-wheel-drive system distributes power as needed based on different driving conditions. In normal driving conditions, it operates in front-wheel-drive mode. When additional traction is needed – such as on slopes, snow or ice – it shifts to four-wheel drive within two-tenths of a second.
The annual GM China Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge began in 2011. It was created to demonstrate how GM is addressing demand for high fuel efficiency through the products it builds and sells across China. The 2013 GM China Consumer Fuel-Saving Challenge kicked off on June 15 in Kunming. This year’s theme is “Drive Smarter, Drive Further.” The activity is visiting several cities across China. It is showcasing the fuel economy of products from the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun and Opel brands.