New Small Chevy coming up


Chevrolet will have a new ‘smaller than Cobalt” small car soon.
It will be built for the US market in the same plant as the Cobalt/Pontiac G5.
But it will be smaller.
It will use GM’s new 1.4 Liter turbo engine. It could be good for up to 140hp while getting over 40mpg on the freeway.

Not sure what the car will look like, but we’ll know more next fall.

I did post a picture of the new Opel Corsa, just because I like it. But I don’t think that’s what we’ll get over here.

I just wonder….

It’s good to see GM moving fast into fuel efficient cars. And Ford is bringing us the Fiesta.
What is Chrysler doing in all that.
Looks like they will miss the boat, again….

Chinese Chery made Dodges won’t really cut it against German engineered Fiestas and GM small cars…

Conversation 13 comments

  1. The car they are talking about is the Daewoo Lacetti/Chevy Optra/formerly Suzuki Forenza replacement seen here in spy shots recently, seeing its comming out in early next year they have to had prototypes running around and yepo weve seen them already, so it makes me wonder if they will make this the 4 door and keep the cobalt coupe seeing there both gonna be produced at lordstown…….

  2. I totally agree that the new Dodge cars won’t be up to snuff when compared to what GM and Ford are bringing to market.

    However, you know they’ll be competing on price. Those Chery built cars are going to be dirt cheap.

    Oh well, I guess we can use something to laugh at. You know, like we did when the Hyundai Excel first came to the US….

  3. The new compact will be built on GMs Delta platform. Chevy’s version might replace the Cobalt, though that’s not definite right now. We’ll see the new car in the fall.

  4. I drove opel corsa in europe few weeks ago. This is a very small car, interior is smaller than yaris. I drove one with 1.2l it was very underpower. When I used AC. Car was even slower. It’s a good looking car but had sale in US. Yaris is a better car.

  5. I drove opel corsa in europe few weeks ago. This is a very small car, interior is smaller than yaris. I drove one with 1.2l it was very underpower. When I used AC. Car was even slower. It’s a good looking car but had sale in US. Yaris is a better car.

  6. I don’t understand replaceing the Cobalt in it’s entirety…even in Name, when it sold so many? That’s like killing off the Civic! The cobalt had a rough start, but it’s a win for GM now.

  7. It’s all good stuff from europe baby! no garbege from lala land, aka the U.S. works anymore. People are just too smart.

  8. It’s all good stuff from europe baby! no garbege from lala land, aka the U.S. works anymore. People are just too smart.

  9. Holden in OZ recently cut back on European captive imports in favour of using the Korean stuff (Optra, Aveo etc). Results have not been good for them. The European cars are just so much better. Ford’s Australin range below Falcon is now all European and their following is growing.

  10. Some may not recall, some may scoff…but I wish they(hope GM would) make this a 3 door for USA, akin to the old Storm(that car was ok on a test drive..back in 1990…120HP. I was used to 90HP 4 cylinders…like our Sentra XE …this car was fast, and a hatchback..except it was a rebadged Isuzu…so, we did not buy it..a few years later, Isuzu quit making this, and other, cars..think 1993-94 time frame,iirc).

    The Cobalt is 2 doors… isn’t the Aveo 5 doors and sedan?
    Here’s an “excuse” to sell a 3 door model… good mpg….etc..and it would stand out from the rest of the pack, and GM would have a Fiesta fighter( the Fiesta 3 door is coming to the USA, iirc).

  11. I think Dodge is getting their own version of the Versa because their work with Chery is still not on par with US standards and regulations…so we probably won’t get the “Hornet” anytime soon.

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