Chevrolet Cavalier Spied Uncovered In China2
It’s been rumored that the Chevy Cavalier nameplate would return, just not to the United States. Instead, GM-Shanghai is planning to introduce a new Cavalier to sit below the all-new Chevrolet Cruze.
And now, Car News China has spied the new Chevrolet Cavalier in the nude. In the photos, we can see that the car is nearly a reskinned, first-generation Chevrolet Cruze, which is based on GM’s Delta platform and sold as the Cruze Classic in China. A wider face and LED lights have been implemented in the front, and the rear gets a new trunk lid and more fluidic lights, while remaining similar to the outgoing Cruze Classic.
Inside, we can see a revised center stack and dashboard treatment, as well as what appears to be new color combinations.
The powertrain is expected to carry over the Cruze Classic’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
The introduction of the Cavalier will allow the new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze to move slightly more upmarket, while the Cavalier will remain a budget option in the Chinese Chevrolet portfolio. Prices for the model are expected to start just below 80,000 yuan, or roughly $14,000 USD.
- Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Details here.
I think this info may be incorrect , the car they are suggesting is coming from the old bones of the Cruze may not be true . This car looks overall smaller and the proportions and the roof line are not the same . I suggest it maybe a platform from the joint venture in China. This same car made news a few months back and at that time it was not said to be the old cruze platform.
I think the “trick” rear window treatment that extends into the c-pillar is playing tricks on us. From everything I know so far, this is, in fact a heavily updated Delta-based Cruze with a new name. The wheelbase is nearly identical if not identical to the first-gen Cruze, too.