Chevrolet Puts the International in NAIAS 2013
Five global vehicles among 38 on display at North American
International Auto Show
DETROIT Chevrolet will showcase its global portfolio offered in 140
countries during the North American International Auto Show next week.
For the first time, the Onix, Spin, Trax, Sail and Orlando five
models developed and sold outside the United States will be
Two all-new Chevrolets -- the 2014 Silverado and the Corvette also
will debut at the show.
"NAIAS kicks off the global auto show season and gives us a
unique opportunity to show off the depth of Chevrolet's global product
lineup," said Mary Barra, senior vice president of Global Product
Development. "The appearance of these five global vehicles
further reinforces Chevrolet's commitment to tailor vehicles to our
customers' needs around the world."
The following will be displayed on the second floor of Chevrolet's
Trax: All-new Small Sport Utility Vehicle
The Trax is Chevrolet's entry into the growing small SUV segment and
is designed to deliver the flexibility, fuel economy and car-like
handling that urban explorers around the world require. A muscular
exterior design and wide stance is complemented by interior details
executed to standards usually found in more expensive vehicles.
Trax has room for five passengers and class-leading cargo space,
Mexico and Canada were the first markets to sell the crossover in the
fourth quarter of 2012.
Orlando: Redefining Family Transportation
Orlando's design part MPV, part crossover breaks the rules of a
historically conservative segment, offering an alternative to many
family vans and crossovers on the market. Orlando can transport up to
seven people in comfort and is expected to deliver the best fuel
efficiency of any non-hybrid seven-passenger vehicle.
The Chevrolet Orlando is produced by General Motors South Korea and
was launched in Canada in October 2011.
Sail: Developed in China for Emerging Markets
The new Sail is a small car designed for young Chinese families who
want an affordable, spacious, durable and safe vehicle with good fuel
economy. The Sail offers a choice of class-leading 1.2-liter S-TEC II
and 1.4-liter S-TEC III engines.
The Sail was the first passenger car created in China by a
Sino-foreign joint venture. It was developed by Shanghai GM and the
Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. In addition to being sold in
China, the Sail is exported to emerging markets such as Chile, Peru
and Bolivia. It is manufactured and shipped in kits for assembly in
India, Colombia and Ecuador.
Spin: Compact MPV for the Urban Motorist
The Spin, which will be manufactured at GM's facility in Bekasi,
Indonesia, and will go on sale in Thailand and Indonesia in 2013 is a
seven-passenger MPV designed with a compact footprint for the
congested confines of urban consumers.
Onix: Small Hatchback Tailored for Brazil
The all-new Onix, a small hatchback debuted at the Sao Paulo Auto Show
in October 2012. It offers five-speed manual or six-speed automatic
transmissions and a choice of 1.0-liter and 1.4-liter engines, both
equipped to run on 100 percent ethanol or a flex -fuel mixture of
gasoline and ethanol. It features Bluetooth capability along with the
Chevrolet MyLink system, a segment first in Brazil, that allows the
user to bring songs, photos, videos and mobile phone applications for
display on a seven-inch color LCD screen.
Onix is offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, each of which can be
customized in "Joy," "Race," and "24
Hours" themes with adhesives and appliques with. Off-the-shelf
art is also available.
The Onix is produced at Gravataí in Rio Grande do Sul and went on sale
in Brazil in November last year.
In addition to the five global vehicles, Chevrolet will debut the 2014
Corvette and Silverado.
The 2014 Corvette delivers more power, more driving excitement and
better fuel efficiency than its predecessors. Click here for more
information and video content about the seventh-generation Corvette.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is new from hood to hitch and is
engineered to be the strongest, smartest, and most capable Silverado
ever. Among the many updates for 2014 are a new trio of powerful,
efficient EcoTec3 engines; a stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab;
revised steering, suspension and brakes; ingenious solutions for
managing cargo in the bed and true truck capability for towing and