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In North America, GM has replaced the Chevrolet Cobalt compact with the new Cruze sedan. However in South America, an all-new Chevy Cobalt has been revealed in pre-production form at the Buenos Aires Auto Show in Argentina(June 17-26).
The South American Cobalt will enter production in 2012 and will be offered in ethanol (flex fuel), gasoline and diesel engines. Engines range from a 1.3-liter to a 1.8-liter engine. Both automatic and manual transmissions will also be available.
The concept at the show came equipped with an aero kit offering a front and rear skirt, discreet rear spoiler, with 17-inch alloy wheels in 255/45 R17 tires and a twin exhaust.
The interior will also get two-tone leather seats, chrome trim, a double sunroof as well as an infotainment system equipped LCD screens integrated into the front headrests.
Chevy’s next generation global Colorado pickup was first revealed at the Bangkok Motor Show back in March; now a, striking double cab ‘Rally Concept’ version has made an appearance on the other side of the world, this time at the Buenos Aires International Motor Show in Argentina.
Although still a show truck, the Rally Concept’s styling likely predicts the future DNA of Chevrolet trucks, both large and small. The 4WD rig is finished in silver with aggressive Charcoal lower body cladding and is fitted with a raft of off-road equipment, including front and rear winches, monstrous 305/60R18 tires mounted on striking 18 inch wheels, adjustable height suspension, sturdy Rally car style acrylic quarter windows designed to resist damage and cool the interior, plus LED exterior lighting.
Inside, the concept boasts a rally inspired interior with LED instruments, Air Boost ventilation system, rally computer and multi adjustable sport bucket seats covered in Neoprene. Under the hood is a torquey 2.8-liter diesel engine.
Production of the new Colorado is slated to begin later this year and although at present there are no ‘officia’l plans to bring the vehicle stateside, rumors of such a move continue to persist.