Chevrolet Shows Off New 2017 Chevy Cobalt…for South America
Welcome back the Chevrolet Cobalt, previously discontinued in 2010, and now showing up as a new subcompact sedan. Unfortunately for us in the United States, it is only to be offered exclusively in developing South American markets, and will be sharing the Gamma II platform with the Chevrolet Sonic, Aveo, Onix, and Prisma.
That means that the new Cobalt doesn’t share a single thing with the old Cobalt except for the name—the 2017 Cobalt will feature a refreshed exterior design reminiscent of the rest of the automaker’s design language. That means updated fascias in both front and rear, a new trunk lid design, and new headlights. Inside it is more of the same—the door panels have been redesigned for a more sophisticated look inside the cabin with greater comfort, where the armrests are covered in a new “soft touch” material. In addition, the new model gets the new Chevy MyLink 2 infotainment system on a 7-inch color touchscreen.
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The new Cobalt will come in three trim levels: LT, LTZ, and LTZ AT—the “AT” probably stands for “automatic transmission,” since the lower two trim levels only have 5-speed manual transmissions, while the LTZ AT comes with a 6-speed automatic. Other than that, all the models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder which produces 106 hp. The LTZ also offers a number of advanced features; however, since this is for emerging markets, those advanced features list parking sensors and a rear-vision camera next to air conditioning.
The Cobalt will be available soon with a 2-year/100,000-km warranty.
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News Source: GM Authority