Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums -
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - > Members Area > General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion

Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
Auto Pilot
Scotsman's Avatar
Drives: Gunmetal
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: L.A.
Posts: 1,307
New Chevy compact coming this year!

To an autoshow near you (I predict L.A.)


General Motors will unveil a Chevrolet compact car at an auto show this fall, with production slated to begin early next year, say sources familiar with GM’s product program.

The vehicle will be built on the Delta compact car architecture at GM’s plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

The car will use a new 1.4-liter global engine that GM developed and recently announced in Europe. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be used in several GM vehicles worldwide.

The Chevrolet compact will not be called the Cobalt, says one source familiar with the plans. GM will produce the current-generation Cobalt through June 2010 as a 2009 model. It was unclear from sources whether GM will continue to build the Cobalt after that.

Shared among five nameplates

The car’s engine will be capable of developing between 120 and 140 hp. Sources say mileage could easily exceed 40 mpg.

“It’s a pretty incredible engine; it’s direct-injected with great power,” the source says. “The small-displacement turbos make it possible to get great power so that GM might put it in the mid-sized products, too. It’s an extremely important engine and a very capable powertrain.”
The new engine will be shared among five nameplates: Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn, Opel and Daewoo, sources say. That means the Lordstown plant could build cars for export.

The engine continues the trend that GM started with such cars as the Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red Line. Those cars use smaller engines and high-technology devices such as direct fuel injection and turbochargers to boost fuel economy and performance.

Lordstown plant retooling

GM is retooling its plant in Lordstown for a new vehicle, sources say. Lordstown union officials have heard that GM plans to add a shift.

GM now is building between 1,400 and 1,500 cars a day at Lordstown; adding a shift would increase that output to 2,100 cars a day. GM builds the Chevrolet Cobalt as well as the Pontiac G5 and its Canadian counterpart, the Pontiac Pursuit, at the Lordstown plant.

Meanwhile, GM is reconsidering bringing the Chevrolet minicar, the Beat, to the United States.

“The Beat for the U.S. is getting a pretty thorough examination now that you see what’s going on with fuel prices,” says a source close to GM’s product development. “It isn’t definitively on there as a go product, but there is a lot of inside chatter and it’s on the consideration list.”
"Let the rest of the world dream of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and dinky little British two-seaters. In this country speed doesn't look like that." Got SS?
Scotsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
TAG UR IT's Avatar
Drives: 2014 ZL1 #705
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,628
I bet we've seen which car it's going to be. It's one of those "smart" looking cars that's mainly designed for Europe. There was talk about bringing them here to the states. There's a thread in here someowhere showing about 4 designes of the mini-cars.
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new members opinion on chevy shelbyGT500 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 18 06-24-2008 12:46 AM
Help Chevy Help Autism Mr. Wyndham General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 1 03-26-2008 12:18 PM
Chevy Rev It Up Tour Dates-Featuring the 5th Gen Concept TAG UR IT 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 3 06-29-2007 03:30 AM
Silverado 2007 Truck Of The Year KILLER74Z28 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 1 12-21-2006 12:59 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.