Fresh enhancements to boost expanded Chevrolet line-up
- Chevrolet Spark receives new styling and comfort upgrades
- Orlando to be offered with 1.4L turbo gasoline engine
- Chevrolet Cruze station wagon now available at European dealerships
- 2.0L diesel engine now available on Chevrolet Malibu
2012-08-27 -- A few weeks ahead of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, there
are plenty of reasons for Chevrolet to be excited besides its world
premiere, the Trax small SUV. With a total of 10 new entries launched
in just 18 months since early 2011, the iconic American brand has a
lot to offer to European customers.
"Whether you are looking for a compact and versatile station
wagon, a stylish midsized sedan, a family vehicle that is as safe as
its interior is flexible, or for a practical mini-car, Chevrolet has
it all," said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of
And as the brand continues to roll out new products, its established
portfolio of passenger cars is benefitting from enhancements that will
increase the value buyers get for their money.
Spark up your life
Spark was built to be edgy and expressive and its revitalized
appearance takes this philosophy a step further. A redesigned
dual-port grille and front bumper as well as restyled head lamp covers
and fog lamps combine to give Spark a fresh new face. Spark also
features redesigned 14 and 15-inch alloy wheels that accentuate its
sportier, more grown-up stance. At the rear, the center high-mounted
LED stop lamp has been integrated into the spoiler above the window,
resulting in improved rear visibility for the driver.
Modifications carried out inside include new decor elements as well as
a remodeled center console with enhanced storage. The Chevrolet Spark
is powered by a 1.0L 68-hp or 1.2L 82-hp gasoline engine. Both engines
require 5 liters per 100 km on a combined cycle, while CO2 emissions
average 118 g per km.
Orlando goes turbo
Buyers of the Orlando will appreciate the punch of a 1.4L turbo
gasoline engine which will complement the 1.8L gasoline and 2.0L
diesel engines already on offer. This new engine has a power output of
140 hp (103 kW) and delivers a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1,850~4,900
It comes with standard Start/Stop functionality and a six-speed manual
transmission. Average fuel consumption is 6.2L /100 km on a combined
cycle. Thanks to the addition of Electric Power Steering (EPS) and
Start/Stop functionality, the two proven variants of Orlando's 2.0L
diesel engine will become more fuel-efficient in a number of markets,
with fuel savings of up to 11 percent on a combined cycle*.
Further features that are a novelty on the model year 2013 Orlando
include an available rear view camera and a front passenger seat that
can be folded flat.
Cruze: All good things come in threes
With the arrival of the Cruze station wagon at dealer showrooms across
Europe, Chevrolet is now offering a compact car that will particularly
appeal to families and individuals with an active lifestyle. The
station wagon, which complements the popular sedan and hatchback
variants, is capable of accommodating up to 1,478 liters in its load
Higher trim levels are equipped with Chevrolet MyLink, a new
infotainment system that aggregates content from smartphones onto the
seven-inch diagonal, high-resolution, full-color touch-screen display.
A dedicated navigation app called Engis Bringo will become available
early next year.
The powertrain offer comprises a 1.4L turbo gasoline and a 1.7L diesel
as well as an upgraded 2.0L diesel engine, in addition to the
nameplate's proven 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines. The 1.7L diesel is
the most frugal unit among Cruze's engines, requiring just 4.5L/100
Diesel power for Malibu
Malibu is Chevrolet's new flagship sedan in Europe and stands out
through its American style, roominess and five-star EuroNCAP safety. A
diesel-powered variant of this midsized sedan can now be purchased at
This reliable and powerful engine features high-pressure common rail
fuel injection, a dual overhead camshaft, and an advanced
variable-geometry turbocharger with intercooler. It delivers a maximum
output of 160 hp at 4,000 rpm, and 350 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.
Reflecting buyer preferences, both the 2.0L diesel and the 2.4L
gasoline engine are available with an automatic transmission.
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