Friday, December 31, 2010
2011 chevy cobalt model
2011 chevy cobalt reviews
Chevrolet gives on of its well known compact car series a redesign to deliver better performance and fuel economy. The current Cobalt will be taking a switch from Delta to a Gamma platform with the arrival of the Chevrolet Cobalt 2011 model. When it comes to the driving performance and power, the "2011 Chevrolet Cobalt" will run on a four-cylinder engine with a front-wheel drive system. A non-turbo version can only produce up to 90 horsepower, which should represent the engine performance for base models in the European market. The pricing for the base 2011 chevy cobalt model is expected to stay at around $16,000 and the loaded versions of the same model could go up to as high as $21,500.
The redesign approach incorporated into the 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt initially appears to be too ambitious.
We’ve had our share of Daewoo-engineered cars in North America. Unfazed by criticism of previous Daewoo-designed cars, GM gave the Koreans design leadership for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact car. Moreover, the Cruze is the first iteration of GM’s Delta II platform, which will host a number of new, global vehicles, including the Chevrolet Orlando MPV, the next-gen Opel/Vauxhall Astra, and an upcoming Buick version of the Astra.
Europe gets the Cruze first; we’ll have to wait another year. In Europe, the Cruze merely replaces the Daewoo Lacetti and Nubira—two inexpensive and nondescript entries sold here as the Suzuki Reno and Forenza, respectively.
In Europe, the Cruze launches with two gasoline four-cylinders—a 1.6-liter that makes 111 hp and a 1.8-liter producing 139 hp—and a 148-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-diesel that likely will spawn a 123-hp variant in the future. We’ll see the 1.8-liter gasoline engine here, as well as a 140-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder—expected to return at least 40 mpg combined—that will debut as the car hits the North American market. Solidly Built and Drives Well
The Cruze is low on breakthrough technologies, but it is a thoroughly well-engineered car, with an ultra-strong structure and low center of gravity.