Chevrolet Car Models at Paris Motor Show 2012

The prestigious Paris Motor Show 2012, is a showcase for new and advance technology, designed and engineered all round the world. The Mondial de l’Automobile Show 2012 will start from 29th September 2012 and ends on 14th October 2012. Chevrolet on this much awaited world premiere Auto Expo, showcasing all-new compact Crossover – the Chevrolet Trax, a fresh look variant of the famous Chevrolet Spark and Chevrolet 2 stylish youth Concept Cars- the Chevrolet CODE 130R and Chevrolet TRU 140S, with great commitment to deliver high quality standards and services in European Auto Market.

Chevrolet new compact Crossover, Trax, will be launched in 140 countries but will not delivered to U.S. Market due to the patent issue with Buick Encore in U.S. The new Trax, starts its launch from Mexico by the end of current year and then it will be launched in other countries except U.S. On the scale of efficiency, comfort and flexiblity, Chevrolet promises for Trax to deleiver new standards as compact CUV. Also the Manchester United-themed based edition of the Trax will show a powerful support of Chevrolet’s recently launched commitment to global football. Trax is advanced and versatile yet fuel-efficient small SUV, offering car-like handling and All-Wheel drive.

Chevrolet Trax Paris Motor Show 2012
Chevrolet Trax Paris Motor Show 2012

Chevrolet Trax Paris Motor Show 2012

The engine will range from 1.4 Litre turbocharged gasoline unit, a 1.6 Litre gasoline engine to a 1.7 Litre turbo-diesel engine. The 1.4 Litre turbo gasoline engine will be 6-speed manual transmission, delivers a horsepower of 140[ i.e. 103 kiloWatts] and generates a  top torque of 200 Nm. The All-wheel drive system is available on variants that come with the 1.4 Litre turbo gasoline or the 1.7 Litre diesel engine. The 1.7 Litre diesel engine will generates a horsepower of 130[ i.e. 96 kiloWatts] and a top torque of 300 Nm. All power-trains with manual transmission come with Start/Stop functionality. Both the 1.7L diesel and the 1.4L* turbo gasoline engine will also be launched with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

On the Concept Car segment, at Paris Motor Show 2012, Chevrolet will showcase the stylish concept models which are also known as Youth Concepts of Chevrolet – the Chevrolet CODE 130R and TRU 140S.

Chevrolet CODE 130R Paris Motor Show 2012
Chevrolet CODE 130R Paris Motor Show 2012

Chevrolet CODE 130R Paris Motor Show 2012


At Detroit Motor Show in U.S., the CODE 130R is showcased which is inspired by BMW 2002 and Datsun 510, it has 4 cylinder 1400 CC Engine which is capable of generating a horsepower of 150[i.e. 110.32 kiloWatts] and a torque of 200.66 Nm.[i.e. 148 lb.-ft.]. Equipped with Rear-wheel driving platform, the 130R is loaded with GM’s eAssist – the electric assist system adds in more engine power, delivers regenerative braking and allows engine auto start/stop. Equipped with 6-speed automatic or manual transmission with 20-inch wheels and boasted a mileage of 40 mpg on highway.

Chevrolet TRU 140S Paris Motor Show 2012
Chevrolet TRU 140S Paris Motor Show 2012

Chevrolet TRU 140S Paris Motor Show 2012


On the other hand, the Tru 140S is inspired by Chevrolet Cruze, a more sportier and 3-door lift-back style hatchback and equipped with turbo charged engine with scaled up horsepower of 150 and feature of auto start/stop. Equipped with Front-wheel driving platform, it has both 6-speed automatic and manual transmission with 21-inch front wheels and boasted a mileage of 40 mpg highway as well.

Also the top selling car of Chevrolet, Spark, will be showcased in more sportier and stylish form at Paris Motor Show 2012. The Spark is powered by a 1.0 Litre with 68 horsepower or 1.2 Litre with 82 horsepower gasoline engine. Both engines has a estimated mileage of 20 kilometers/liter on a combined cycle, while CO2 emissions average 118 grams/km.

Chevrolet Spark Paris Motor Show 2012
Chevrolet Spark Paris Motor Show 2012

Chevrolet Spark Paris Motor Show 2012


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Chevrolet Trax all set for world premiere in Paris


  • Trax boasts true Chevrolet SUV looks
  • Modern, well-organized and flexible interior
  • Choice of three engines: 1.4L turbo, 1.6L gasoline engine, 1.7L diesel
  • On-demand all-wheel drive system for off-road adventures
  • Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system to feature navigation app

It is fair to say that Chevrolet knows a little about SUVs, having invented the class over 75 years ago with the introduction of the Suburban Carryall in 1935. In just a few weeks’ time, the all-new Chevrolet Trax will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris motor show on September 27, representing Chevrolet’s first entry to the fast growing small SUV segment. Trax will round out Chevrolet’s offer of stylish SUVs alongside Captiva.

“For many decades, Chevrolet has been known for its dependable and capable SUVs. Trax will deliver on all of the traditional Chevrolet values and more. It is a modern, highly versatile yet fuel-efficient small SUV, offering car-like handling and all-wheel drive,” said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe. “Trax is the modern expression of one of Chevrolet’s core competencies, which is building and selling great SUVs,” Docherty said.

Measuring 4,248 mm in length, and featuring a width of 1,776 mm and a wheelbase of 2,555 mm, Chevrolet’s new small SUV sports powerful body lines that convey agility and movement. With the golden bowtie separating the upper from the lower port of its prominent front grille, Trax can immediately be identified as a member of the Chevrolet family.

Three fuel-efficient engines and on-demand AWD system

Trax has sufficient space to accommodate five persons in a comfortable high seating position. It will deliver car-like handling while also enabling off-road capability when needed.

The engine line-up will include a 1.4L turbocharged gasoline unit, a 1.6L gasoline engine as well as a 1.7L turbo-diesel engine. The 1.4L turbo gasoline engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, cranks out 140 hp (103 kW) and produces a maximum torque of

200 Nm. The AWD system is available on variants that come with the 1.4L turbo gasoline or the 1.7L diesel engine.

The 1.7L diesel engine will deliver a power output of 130 hp (96 kW) and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. All powertrains with manual transmission come with Start/Stop functionality. Both the 1.7L diesel and the 1.4L* turbo gasoline engine will also be offered with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Cabin offers unique storage flexibility and connectivity

Inside, Trax delivers a message of clean sophistication that is complemented by useful convenience features such as a cluster combining digital readouts with analogue displays.

Storage amenities in the new Trax are plentiful. Besides a 358L trunk (maximum load space: 1,370L), they include various bins above and on both sides of the center stack, as well as an available under pass seat tray. Further stowage can be made available under the cargo floor.

In addition to a 60/40 split rear seat, Trax boasts a front passenger seat which can be folded flat, offering additional flexibility in the segment. A total of eight seating combinations can be selected.

Upper trims will be equipped with Chevrolet MyLink as standard. Chevrolet MyLink is an infotainment system that aggregates content from smartphones onto a seven-inch, high resolution, full color touch-screen display. A dedicated navigation app which can be downloaded onto compatible smartphones will become available early next year. It will project the route from the smartphone onto the system’s touch-screen.

Rock-solid safety

An array of standard passive and active safety systems will ensure that occupants are effectively protected in the event of an accident. Trax will be equipped with six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including Hill Start Assist (HSA), Traction Control (TC), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution. Hill Descent Control (HDC) is standard on LT trim vehicles.

*to be introduced later in 2013

Technical data preliminary (status: August 2012)


Fresh enhancements to boost expanded Chevrolet line-up


  • Chevrolet Spark receives new styling and comfort upgrades
  • Orlando to be offered with 1.4L turbo gasoline engine
  • Chevrolet Cruze station wagon now available at European dealerships
  • 2.0L diesel engine now available on Chevrolet Malibu

A few weeks ahead of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, there are plenty of reasons for Chevrolet to be excited besides its world premiere, the Trax small SUV. With a total of 10 new entries launched in just 18 months since early 2011, the iconic American brand has a lot to offer to European customers.

“Whether you are looking for a compact and versatile station wagon, a stylish midsized sedan, a family vehicle that is as safe as its interior is flexible, or for a practical mini-car, Chevrolet has it all,” said Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Europe.

And as the brand continues to roll out new products, its established portfolio of passenger cars is benefitting from enhancements that will increase the value buyers get for their money.

Spark up your life

Spark was built to be edgy and expressive and its revitalized appearance takes this philosophy a step further. A redesigned dual-port grille and front bumper as well as restyled head lamp covers and fog lamps combine to give Spark a fresh new face. Spark also features redesigned 14 and 15-inch alloy wheels that accentuate its sportier, more grown-up stance. At the rear, the center high-mounted LED stop lamp has been integrated into the spoiler above the window, resulting in improved rear visibility for the driver.

Modifications carried out inside include new decor elements as well as a remodeled center console with enhanced storage. The Chevrolet Spark is powered by a 1.0L 68-hp or 1.2L 82-hp gasoline engine. Both engines require 5 liters per 100 km on a combined cycle, while CO2 emissions average 118 g per km.

Orlando goes turbo

Buyers of the Orlando will appreciate the punch of a 1.4L turbo gasoline engine which will complement the 1.8L gasoline and 2.0L diesel engines already on offer. This new engine  has a power output of 140 hp (103 kW) and delivers a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1,850~4,900 rpm.

It comes with standard Start/Stop functionality and a six-speed manual transmission. Average fuel consumption is 6.2L /100 km on a combined cycle. Thanks to the addition of Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Start/Stop functionality, the two proven variants of Orlando’s 2.0L diesel engine will become more fuel-efficient in a number of markets, with fuel savings of up to 11 percent on a combined cycle*.

Further features that are a novelty on the model year 2013 Orlando include an available rear view camera and a front passenger seat that can be folded flat.

Cruze: All good things come in threes

With the arrival of the Cruze station wagon at dealer showrooms across Europe, Chevrolet is now offering a compact car that will particularly appeal to families and individuals with an active lifestyle. The station wagon, which complements the popular sedan and hatchback variants, is capable of accommodating up to 1,478 liters in its load space.

Higher trim levels are equipped with Chevrolet MyLink, a new infotainment system that aggregates content from smartphones onto the seven-inch diagonal, high-resolution, full-color touch-screen display. A dedicated navigation app called Engis Bringo will become available  early next year.

The powertrain offer comprises a 1.4L turbo gasoline and a 1.7L diesel as well as an upgraded 2.0L diesel engine, in addition to the nameplate’s proven 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines. The 1.7L diesel is the most frugal unit among Cruze’s engines, requiring just 4.5L/100 km.

Diesel power for Malibu

Malibu is Chevrolet’s new flagship sedan in Europe and stands out through its American style, roominess and five-star EuroNCAP safety. A diesel-powered variant of this midsized sedan can now be purchased at European dealerships.

This reliable and powerful engine features high-pressure common rail fuel injection, a dual overhead camshaft, and an advanced variable-geometry turbocharger with intercooler. It delivers a maximum output of 160 hp at 4,000 rpm, and 350 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.

Reflecting buyer preferences, both the 2.0L diesel and the 2.4L gasoline engine are available with an automatic transmission.

*preliminary data


Chevrolet at the Paris Motor Show


An exciting world premiere, the all-new Chevrolet Trax; a freshly styled edition of the popular Spark mini car; and a unique ambiance will characterize Chevrolet’s presence at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Making its world debut at the prestigious biennial event, the Chevrolet Trax is bound to captivate the crowds. Spark, meanwhile – one of the brand’s top-selling models in Europe – will be on display in a more sporty and grown up look.

Following enthusiastic feedback from young folks at motor shows around the world, Chevrolet’s two Youth Concepts – Code 130R and Tru 140S – will grace Paris with their stylish presence. A Manchester United-themed edition of the Trax will deliver a powerful interpretation of Chevrolet’s recently launchedcommitment to global football.

Be sure to join us for the Chevrolet press conference, on September 27, 2012, from 18:00 to 18:15 CET, where General Motors and Chevrolet leaders will present our world and European premieres.

At 17:30, the Chevrolet open bar will be offering cold beer, wine and tasty American finger food. Please, feel free to visit the open bar and listen to the sounds of the charismatic Robert Trainor band which will play once the press conference has ended.

The Chevrolet stand will feature several highlights that will thrill football enthusiasts. Journalists and visitors alike can have their photo taken in the Manchester United Fan Zone, sitting in one of Manchester United’s Old Trafford dugout seats with the Chevrolet bowtie logo. They can then select their favorite image and send it to their e-mail, personal Facebook or Twitter accounts.

About Chevrolet

Chevrolet is General Motors’ largest global brand with annual sales of more than four million vehicles in more than 140 countries. It is the fourth biggest global car brand in terms of sales and also one of the fastest growing brands in the world. Chevrolet cars combine bold design, performance, innovation and practicality. They provide outstanding value for money. Established in the U.S. by Swiss émigré Louis Chevrolet in 1911, the brand celebrated its centenary in 2011. The brand was re-launched in Europe in 2005. It is represented with a total of 2,500 sales and service outlets in Western and Central Europe. The European Chevrolet line-up includes the Spark city car, the small Aveo sedan and hatchback, the compact Cruze sedan and hatchback, the Orlando family van, the Captiva SUV, the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car. In 2012, Chevrolet is launching the Cruze station wagon and the Malibu mid-size sedan. More information on Chevrolet can be found at or

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