GM has no current plans to reintroduce the Chevy Cavalier in the United States or Canada, but if a modernized version of the sedan did appear, would you drive a 2024 Chevy Cavalier off the dealer lot if GM actually decided to offer it?
To get an idea of what the 2024 Chevy Cavalier might look like in an alternate universe where it appeared in American showrooms, the Cavalier model sold in Mexico provides a good overview. Mexico is the only country where the nameplate still exists. Thanks to strong name recognition there, The General already reintroduced the car in 2021, attaching the Cavalier name to its most recent Chinese-market Chevy Monza.
The Mexican variant of the Chevy Cavalier is offered in three trims, including LS, LT, and RS, all of which are motivated by the same powerplant. Under the hood, the vehicle sports a turbocharged 1.3L I3 gasoline engine developing 161 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is on duty for cog swaps.
The base LS trim moves on 16-inch aluminum wheels with four-wheel ABS, and features LED daytime running lights and body-color door handles. The interior features fabric seats and an 8-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay. The mid-range LT trim adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth and leatherette seats, and rear park assist, a power sunroof and heated outside mirrors.
The range-topping RS trim adds unique 16-inch alloy wheels, black Bow Tie emblems, blind-spot monitoring, a Sport drive mode, leatherette seats as well as RS badging and red contrast stitching. Converting the listed prices in Mexican pesos to U.S. dollars reveals current base prices of about $21,300 for the LS trim, an LT trim priced at $22,900, and a $24,600 base price for the RS. The Cavalier, like 60 percent of the GM models sold in Mexico, is made in China.
The General filed a trademark for the Chevy Cavalier in the U.S. back in summer of 2022, though since then, no further steps toward resuscitating the nameplate have been taken publicly. To repeat the initial question, if GM decided to import the 2024 Chevy Cavalier stateside, would you buy it?