General Motors in an official declaration announced that they are going to showcase three new cars at the New York Auto Show starting next week, under its Chevrolet badging.
They have confirmed new Corvette C7 & updated Cruze, however, things are sketchy about the third variant. Here are the three cars that are believed to be making their world premiere at NY according to CarScoops.com.
1. Chevrolet Corvette: the company is believed to be bringing out a new variant of the 2014 model which may be displayed along the Corvette Z06 and C7R. The Z06 is the 2015 model of the legendary sports car which produces some mind boggling figures, including a power output of 625HP and 861Nm of torque.
The lesser mortal 2014 edition of the Corvette revives the name ‘Stingray’ which has a 6.2l V8 engine producing 455HP (460HP with performance exhaust). Transmission choices include a 7-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Surprisingly, 2014 model is not styled after an older Corvette but on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The Corvette is one of the most favourite sports cars in America, introduced way back in 1953 as a concept, and later made to a regular production model due to public demand.
There has been no word from General Motors yet regarding the Corvette being introduced in India, but with the showcasing of the car at the Auto Expo in February, we might just hope for a miracle.
2. Next-Gen Chevrolet Spark (Beat): As per the company officials, the second car is an important new addition to the company’s small car line up. The Chevy Spark, which is sold in India under the moniker ‘BEAT’, fits the bill in this case.
According to a few spyshots that have surfaced, it is already known that the company is working on the Next-Gen Spark (Beat) which (according to pics) may ditch the window-mounted hidden door handles which may get relocated to their regular positions.
3. Chevrolet Cruze Facelift: the third car is believed to be the facelifted version of the Cruze. Incidentally, just a few days back, the new Cruze was caught in a factory parking lot somewhere in China.
In what might be called a much tamer version of the Cruze, with not so sharp detailing, Chevrolet should have something special to offer or else be ready to face the brunt of the customers.