When the Cruze sedan came to United States, the Chevrolet Cobalt position is shifted and even it can’t retain its life in US. However its nameplate has different story and still live on.
General Motors in the past summer has officially launched the concept version of the Cobalt at the Buenos Aires motor show. now the production form of the 2012 Cobalt has been introduced yesterday. The company set the cobalt to be sold in over 40 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America.
The new Chevrolet Cobalt will be produced in more than three factories in Brazil as the first country to get it. On Brazil General Motor did not announced other else details.
GM’s Brazilian arm is the one which responsible to the engineering and styling of the new Chevrolet compact sedan. It has 4,479mm (176-in.) long, 1,735mm (68.3-in.) wide and 1,514mm (59.6-in.) tall and equipped with 2,620 mm long wheelbase. it means the external dimensions of it is standing between the Sonic/Aveo and Cruze sedan.
The company claimed that the Cobalt has plenty of room to accommodate five adults in comfortably. While, spacious boot room are offered in the saloon, provided 563 liters or around 19.9 cubic feet.
A motorcycle- themed instrument cluster is employed in its interior styling, makes it looks different to the design of the Sonic/ Aveo series.
The Brazilian buyers is offered with a choice of two engine options, one is a flex- fuel 1.4 liter unit producing output of 102 hp when empowered by ethanol while 97 hp using gasoline. The other is a 1.8 liter unit coupled uniquely to a 6 speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately the power figures have not been announced yet by General Motor.
GM said that the Cobalt will be available with a wider range of four cylinder engines range from 1.3 to 1.8 liters for the other markets. In Brazil the Cobalt is offered at R$39,980 or around US$23,000.
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