At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Chevrolet brand is going to display host of new convenience and safety enhancements to its line-up. Among the highlights at the show will be the new Chevrolet Spark Bubble Edition.
The new models will include as a standard the Chevrolet MyLink connected radios, more safety and comfort features as well as there will be offered new engines with lower emissions. An example for one is the 1.7L diesel unit which emits only 99 g of CO2 per 100 km that can be found in the Chevrolet Cruze Saloon.
The main highlight at the show – the Spark Bubble will deliver its customers more convenience and improved looks. The car will be equipped with sporty bumper, side rocker moldings, 15-inch white painted alloy wheels as well as frisky white or pink-colored Bubble decals on the front fenders.
In addition, the center console and inserts have been properly designed in order to match the cheerful color pattern that can be seen on the exterior. The interior also include seats made of leatherette.
Other accents throughout the interior include instrument cluster and trims which have been restyled. A new radio with Bluetooth connectivity is standard on most trim levels, as well as the CD player, USB and aux-in jacks.
Furthermore, the Spark Bubble Edition is now going to deliver its occupants enhanced safety, thanks to the inclusion of the standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Another car that is going to be on display in Frankfurt is the Chevrolet Aveo which now receives rearview camera. The device is connected to the radio’s seven-inch high resolution touch screen and makes maneuvering more convenient. In addition, the LTZ trim of the Chevrolet Aveo will have stylish LED turn signals mounted in the outside mirrors.
Next, the Cruze will now be offered with a broader choice of powertrains and new safety features. To be more precise, the choice of four petrol engines will be available on all body styles of the Cruze – a naturally aspirated 1.4L (100 hp/75 kW), a 1.4L turbo (140 hp/103 kW), a 1.6L (124 hp/91 kW) and a 1.8L (141 hp/104 kW) engine.
On the other hand, the diesel line-up comprises of a 1.7L (130 hp/ 96kW) and a 2.0L (163 hp/120 kW) unit. They will be complemented by a 110 hp (81 kW) variant of the1.7L diesel, which emits only 99 g of CO2 per 100 km.
Moreover, the LTZ trim of the Cruze family will include Side Bind Zone Alert. The latter is a safety feature which can spot approaching vehicles in the side blind zone via radar. The same as in the Aveo, the outside rearview mirrors will sport integrated LED turn signals.
Chevrolet Orlando in turn will be equipped with Advanced Parking Aid and Side Blind Spot Alert. This system utilizes ultrasonic sensors which detect approaching vehicles in the blind spot and warns the driver through an illuminated icon in the outside rearview mirrors.
The Advanced Parking Aid will aid identifies suitable parallel parking slots at low speeds and will give the driver instructions on how to steer the vehicle. The model will also be equipped with new radio as a standard as well as a rearview camera and an integrated navigation system (depending on the trim).
Other changes throughout the exterior include LED turn signals in the outside rearview mirrors, 16-inch wheel covers and 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels. The Orlando will hide under its hood 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
At last, Chevrolet Trax will now be offered with FWD variant of 1.4L Turbo engine. When the latter is matched to a six-speed manual transmission, this variant of the Trax is capable of zero to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds.