Word is trickling out that GM will debut a new compact Chevy vehicle to be built on the Delta global compact car platform (same as the Volt) at an auto show later this year, and will begin production as early as next year.
The vehicle may appear alongside the Cobalt and go by a different name. The Cobalt will continue to be produced up to a 2010 model year and may then be discontinued.
The new car is reported to get 40 mpg and will use a direct-injection 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers to do so, turning out up to 140 hp.
This may be the car we have previously seen a spy shot of (shown above).
This engine sounds similar to the configuration GM noted its upcoming lithium-ion BAS hybrid system might be ideally mated with.
As well the even smaller Beat could even make its way to the U.S.
All these reactions undoubtedly are in response to the huge consumer shift from trucks to cars due to high gas prices and the sluggish economy.
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