The best-selling sedan in the history of General Motors do Brasil, the Classic approaches the 2015 model year with new styling details that reinforce its strong points, such as high resale value and low maintenance costs.
Europeans may be more familiar as it’s similar to the 1993-2000 Opel Corsa, but we Americans never received such a car on our shores. Still, to Brazilians, the Classic is the the most affordable model in the 1.0L segment equipped with air conditioning as standard.
Chevrolet launched the Advantage series in March to bundle certain convenience and appearance items. For 2015, the series adds two new colors for the Classic: Silver Swichblade metallic and Summit White.
The Classic Advantage also adds power steering, power windows and locks, and key with remote control and anti-theft alarm. Also included are 14-inch aluminum wheels, and CD player with USB input and Bluetooth. Parking sensors and GPS are available for the Classic as well.
Mark Muñoz, vice president of GM Brazil (not the UFC fighter), states that the model remains attractive for its many attributes: “Besides the excellent ergonomics, the spacious interior, and trunk with 13.8 cubic feet of capacity, [Chevrolet now has] incorporated dual airbags and ABS brakes as standard.”
The interior features an instrument panel with tachometer and information display with time, date, and temperature. A warning system lets you know when the lights are left on.
The Classic’s flexible fuel 1.0L develops 78 horsepower when fueled with ethanol. When running on gasoline, it can go about 560 miles on a single tank.