Ford Forums & Technical Discussions banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
985 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Filed under: Spy Photos, Economy, Plants/Manufacturing, Hatchbacks, Chevrolet, GM, Rumormill

If General Motors has any real hope of emerging from Chapter 11 as a newly-viable automaker, it's going to need stellar products that will allow it to compete on a level playing field in every segment of the market it plays in. Of course, that's going to include small cars, and the current Chevy Aveo doesn't stand a chance against newer, more desirable models like the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, and the upcoming Ford Fiesta (not to mention possible Fiat-based small cars from Chrysler). Execs at GM realize this fact just like the rest of us, which is what makes the automaker's recent announcement that it will build a new small car here in the U.S. so interesting.

In a speech to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit last week, Bob Lutz showed off some slides that included references to future GM products, and Todd Lassa from Motor Trend noticed a new model called the Viva. Could this perhaps be the next mainstream small car from Chevrolet? If so, the Viva probably wouldn't be built on an existing Daewoo platform (as is the case with the current Aveo and upcoming Chevy Spark hatchback), and would likely need to be a slightly larger upmarket model if it's going to make any profit being built in the States and sell anywhere near the 160,000 figure that GM bandied about last week. Stay tuned.

[Source: Motor Trend]Spy Shots: 2011 Chevrolet Viva caught at the 'Ring originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments

Text Source: Autoblog
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
97 Posts
awa you beat me to it...

note in the pictures, the rear window is WELL disguised by the car camo, but the back end is in no way square looking, it has a rounded off shape for sure... you can see the window below the camo
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
671 Posts
Don't care fore the latest designs by Chevy. They just don't appeal to me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
I've felt that way about almost every car Chevy has ever made. Obviously, we can't see much of the new chevy here, but I already don't like it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
827 Posts
awa you beat me to it...

note in the pictures, the rear window is WELL disguised by the car camo, but the back end is in no way square looking, it has a rounded off shape for sure... you can see the window below the camo
Read an article on camo jobs, they'll do stuff like that on purpose to throw off poeple taking pictures.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top