2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
Expected Pricing: $14,000 and up
The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, an all-new compact with an all-new nameplate goes on sale this fall.
First shown publicly at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Chevrolet Cobalt lineup will consist of a sedan and a notchback coupe. Both offer evolutionary and derivative exterior styling that relates back to the last generation of Cavaliers in some respects, but also fits in with the new Malibu and the new small Chevrolet trucks and SUVs. Both will have two sets of round taillamps reflecting their relationship to the Corvette.
The Cobalt is built on a new GM worldwide platform called Delta, which is shared with a number of GM's international products. The Cobalt is essentially modular in its construction. Suspension is MacPherson strut up front, with a torsion beam, trailing arms, coil springs and outboard shock absorbers at the rear, with disc brakes front and rear on all but base models.
The Cobalt sedan will come in four trim levels, base, LS, LT, and SS, while the coupe will come in base, LS, SS, and SS Supercharged trims, with a total of five different interior trims. It will also be available with a staggering array of 15-, 16-, 17- and 18-inch wheel designs, depending on model, all with 60/40 folding rear seats and trunk access.
Cobalt will come to market with not one, not two, but three different engines, all four-cylinders for its front-drive layout. The base engine is a 140-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder. A 2.4-liter 170-horsepower engine is optional, and a 2.0-liter supercharged engine is available only in the SS Supercharged tuner version of the Cobalt, a car aimed directly at American youth who have already modified a Japanese front-drive car or two and are looking for a low-priced domestic car to pile parts and accessories on and take to the races. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, a four-speed automatic optional.
Call Paul Masse Chevrolet today to find out when you can see the all new 2005 Cobalt in person!