The Chevrolet Classic sedan is getting several updates for the 2016 model year, making the affordable, entry-level subcompact-sedan more attractive.
The most notable update is the inclusion of power steering as standard equipment. In addition, the 2016 Chevy Classic also brings with it a new wheel cap (hub cap) design, body-colored door handles, mirrors and bumpers, and dual airbags, ABS brakes and child safety lock in the rear doors.
The incoming standard features expand on the existing list of conveniences, which already includes air conditioning, an audible “lights on” alert, an instrument panel with tachometer, sound preparation, height-adjustable front seat belts, electric rear window defroster, and a magazine compartment on back of the front passenger seat.
Available solely in the LS trim level and four colors — Grey, Silver, White, and Black, the Chevy Classic can also be equipped with the optional anti-theft alarm as well as power windows and locks. Other coveted features such as a a CD Player with auxiliary sensor and USB port are sold as accessories in South American Chevrolet dealerships.
About The Chevrolet Classic
Those not intricately familiar with the Chevrolet Classic should know that the vehicle is sold in some South American markets; it is a (vaguely) updated variant of the Opel Corsa B Sedan, which GM produced from 1993 to 2000, meaning that development of the vehicle was completed some 23 years ago. GM assembles the Chevy Classic at its plant in São Caetano do Sul in Brazil and sells the Classic in three-door hatchback form as the Chevrolet Celta.
The Classic Sedan is equipped with a 1.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of running on either gasoline or ethanol and making 78 horsepower. The four-door delivers impressive fuel efficiency, that — unlike most modern cars — is enabled by an extremely low curb weight of 905 kg (1,995 pounds). The 54-liter (14-gallon) fuel tank enables the car to have a 900-kilometer (559-mile) range when running on gasoline.