Spy Shots: If The Saturn Vue Lived On...
By John Beltz Snyder
February 02, 2010
The Chevrolet Captiva (or Opel or Vauxhall Antara, or Daewoo Winstorm, depending on where you drive) is getting a bit of a facelift. Some of you may probably recognize it as the now-defunct Saturn Vue.
In these fresh spy shots, we can see the new bumper, mirrors, and turn indicators. Our photographer assures us that those aren’t the correct headlights, however. What we can’t see from these photos are an updated interior, and possibly some updates to the engine, as well.
Is it possible that the four-brand General Motors may revive the Vue in the United States as a Chevrolet Captiva? We’ll have to wait and find out.
Check it out in the gallery, or scroll down for the photographer’s notes. Also, tell us, in comments below, if you think GM should revive this vehicle for our market.
The triplets Opel Antara, Chevrolet Captiva and Daewoo Winstorm are getting ready for a facelift. Earlier photos have shown the prototype with a lot of camouflage in the front so this is the first time we actually see the front almost without camouflage. The grille has got some Infinity influences and the bumper is new designed but don’t mind the fake head lights, they are just part of the cammo. Other changes are the indicators in the side mirrors and an updated interior. We will probably find some new or modified engines under the hood as well when it’s time for the triplets to hit the showrooms in the middle of 2010.
Actually there used to be a fourth brother in the family, the Saturn Vue. But since the Saturn brand has been axed by GM it might be time for the Chevrolet version to hit the US market. In the world of smaller and more fuel efficient SUVs this could very well be a big seller in the US.