The Malibu diesel will take a bow, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter oil burner with 160 horsepower and 258 pound-feet and be paired to either an automatic or manual transmission.
The Orlando people-mover adds a new gasoline engine, a 1.4-liter turbo putting out 140 hp and 147 lb-ft paired with a six-speed manual, plus stop/start and electric power steering for improved efficiency. The result is 37.94 miles per gallon combined on the European cycle.
Finally, the Cruze wagon completes showcase of the new, bringing with it the fascinatingly named a navigation app Engis Bringo. Have a read of the press release below for more details.
- Chevrolet Spark receives new styling and comfort upgrades
- Orlando to be offered with 1.4L turbo gasoline engine
- Chevrolet Cruze station wagon now available at European dealerships
- 2.0L diesel engine now available on Chevrolet Malibu
2012-08-27 -- A few weeks ahead of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, there are plenty of reasons for Chevrolet to be excited besides its world premiere, the Trax small SUV. With a total of 10 new entries launched in just 18 months since early 2011, the iconic American brand has a lot to offer to European customers.
"Whether you are looking for a compact and versatile station wagon, a stylish midsized sedan, a family vehicle that is as safe as its interior is flexible, or for a practical mini-car, Chevrolet has it all," said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe.
And as the brand continues to roll out new products, its established portfolio of passenger cars is benefitting from enhancements that will increase the value buyers get for their money.
Spark up your life
Spark was built to be edgy and expressive and its revitalized appearance takes this philosophy a step further. A redesigned dual-port grille and front bumper as well as restyled head lamp covers and fog lamps combine to give Spark a fresh new face. Spark also features redesigned 14 and 15-inch alloy wheels that accentuate its sportier, more grown-up stance. At the rear, the center high-mounted LED stop lamp has been integrated into the spoiler above the window, resulting in improved rear visibility for the driver.
Modifications carried out inside include new decor elements as well as a remodeled center console with enhanced storage. The Chevrolet Spark is powered by a 1.0L 68-hp or 1.2L 82-hp gasoline engine. Both engines require 5 liters per 100 km on a combined cycle, while CO2 emissions average 118 g per km.
Orlando goes turbo
Buyers of the Orlando will appreciate the punch of a 1.4L turbo gasoline engine which will complement the 1.8L gasoline and 2.0L diesel engines already on offer. This new engine has a power output of 140 hp (103 kW) and delivers a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1,850~4,900 rpm.
It comes with standard Start/Stop functionality and a six-speed manual transmission. Average fuel consumption is 6.2L /100 km on a combined cycle. Thanks to the addition of Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Start/Stop functionality, the two proven variants of Orlando's 2.0L diesel engine will become more fuel-efficient in a number of markets, with fuel savings of up to 11 percent on a combined cycle*.
Further features that are a novelty on the model year 2013 Orlando include an available rear view camera and a front passenger seat that can be folded flat.
Cruze: All good things come in threes
With the arrival of the Cruze station wagon at dealer showrooms across Europe, Chevrolet is now offering a compact car that will particularly appeal to families and individuals with an active lifestyle. The station wagon, which complements the popular sedan and hatchback variants, is capable of accommodating up to 1,478 liters in its load space.
Higher trim levels are equipped with Chevrolet MyLink, a new infotainment system that aggregates content from smartphones onto the seven-inch diagonal, high-resolution, full-color touch-screen display. A dedicated navigation app called Engis Bringo will become available early next year.
The powertrain offer comprises a 1.4L turbo gasoline and a 1.7L diesel as well as an upgraded 2.0L diesel engine, in addition to the nameplate's proven 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines. The 1.7L diesel is the most frugal unit among Cruze's engines, requiring just 4.5L/100 km.
Diesel power for Malibu
Malibu is Chevrolet's new flagship sedan in Europe and stands out through its American style, roominess and five-star EuroNCAP safety. A diesel-powered variant of this midsized sedan can now be purchased at European dealerships.
This reliable and powerful engine features high-pressure common rail fuel injection, a dual overhead camshaft, and an advanced variable-geometry turbocharger with intercooler. It delivers a maximum output of 160 hp at 4,000 rpm, and 350 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.
Reflecting buyer preferences, both the 2.0L diesel and the 2.4L gasoline engine are available with an automatic transmission.
Chevrolet is General Motors' largest global brand with annual sales of more than four million vehicles in more than 140 countries. It is the fourth biggest global car brand in terms of sales and also one of the fastest growing brands in the world. Chevrolet cars combine bold design, performance, innovation and practicality. They provide outstanding value for money. Established in the U.S. by Swiss émigré Louis Chevrolet in 1911, the brand celebrated its centenary in 2011. The brand was re-launched in Europe in 2005. It is represented with a total of 2,500 sales and service outlets in Western and Central Europe. The European Chevrolet line-up includes the Spark city car, the small Aveo sedan and hatchback, the compact Cruze sedan and hatchback, the Orlando family van, the Captiva SUV, the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car. In 2012, Chevrolet is launching the Cruze station wagon and the Malibu mid-size sedan. More information on Chevrolet can be found at www.chevroleteurope.com or media.chevroleteurope.com.