We first brought you the curious information months prior: Chevrolet had filed to trademark the “Cavalier” and “Chevrolet Cavalier” names with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While we doubted it meant for a new Cavalier in North America, it was likely an initial step for a new model globally. Besides, the Cavalier name carries a bit of baggage with it locally.
However, in China, there are no perceptions of the nameplate, and a recent Chinese Ministry report has leaked images and documents stating Chevrolet is gearing up to introduce a new Chevrolet Cavalier in The People’s Republic. The nameplate and photos reportedly appeared in a Chevrolet catalog, as disclosed by Autohome.
Additionally, the new Cavalier is tipped to appear with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, producing 109 fuel-sipping horsepower. According to the documents, the car’s wheelbase measures in at 102-inches long, and traditional Chevrolet design is present.
It remains to be confirmed, but we’d wager it’s coming soon to slot below the all-new Chevrolet Cruze as a more price-conscious entry into the Chinese market.