Just about the worst choice of brand-new car right now would be a petrol-engined off-roader.
Making life a little easier, Chevrolet is currently offering its Captiva diesel in LS trim for the same price as the petrol model.
That represents a saving of £1,450, and reduces the diesel from £18,445 to £16,999, placing the Captiva at a considerably lower price point that any of its rivals.
Equipment includes air conditioning, alloy wheels, an opening glass tailgate, heated door mirrors (increasingly useful at this time of year), six-speaker stereo, remote locking, roof rails and six airbags.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 148bhp, and claims to return 39.2mpg, while emitting 191g/km of CO2. Servicing packages are available to help further reduce running costs. The offer runs until the end of the year.
To read our review of the Chevrolet Captiva, and compare prices and specifications for different Captiva models, check out the Which? Car Buying Guide.
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