This Is The Chevrolet Cavalier For China
Published on August 16, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
And here we have the new Chevrolet Cavalier for China, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market on September 2, featuring a big ‘ol grille and LED lights. The Cavalier is not entirely new. It is basically the previous generation Chevrolet Cruze sedan in a new skin.
This is the Cruze. It is called the Cruze Classic and currently still on sale. Price ranges from 90.000 to 110.000 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.5 liter four with 109hp, mated to a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic.
The Cavalier will get the same engine and transmission. It is going to be very cheap, with price expected to start around 80.000 yuan. Size: 4544/1779/1467, and wheelbase is 2600.
The Cavalier is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
This car is not very pleasant to the eye. Interestingly, the platform of the Cruze Classic and now the Cavalier belongs directly to the Shanghai-GM joint venture, and not to GM. This sort of ownership transfers are not uncommon in China, and the main reason why all this antique is still around.
Small touch screen and an orange dash and seats.
Cavalier name on the left. Chinese name is Kewozi. Shanghai GM badge on the right.