Chevrolet has released the first pictures of the facelifted 2011 Captiva. It features an aggressive appearance and a revised interior.

Chevrolet has released the first pictures of the facelifted 2011 Captiva.

Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show (alongside the redesigned Aveo, Cruze hatchback, and Orlando MPV), the updated model features a redesigned front fascia, a larger grille, and a restyled hood. Other changes include modified headlights, revised door mirrors (with integrated LED turn signals), and new side vents.

Inside, the cabin has been outfitted with a 'dual-cockpit' dashboard, new seat fabrics, and ice-blue accent lighting. Thanks to an electric parking brake, GM was able to install 1-liter cup holders in the center console.

Under the hood, two different engines are offered. The 2.4-liter petrol produces 171 hp (128 kW / 173 PS), while the 2.2-liter diesel is rated at 163 hp (122 kW / 165 PS) and 184 hp (137 kW / 187 PS).

In the handling department, engineers retuned the chassis "to further enhance vehicle dynamics, improving cornering, roll characteristics and ride feel." These changes are backed up by Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist and Braking Assist.

Look for the updated Captiva to start hitting European dealerships in the spring of 2011.

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