Chevrolet to reveal updated Beat / Spark, Malibu and Orlando in Paris

At the Paris Motor Show next month, Chevy will be debuting the 2013 Spark (known as Beat in India), Orlando turbo MPV and Malibu Diesel. The Beat sub compact model has enabled Chevrolet to capture the European market and with this new and updated model, Chevy hopes to create demand once again.

The new 2013 Beat has a new fascia which includes a restyled front grille and front bumper with head lamp covers and fog lamps. The interiors have been modeled keeping in mind design and enhanced storage space. The Spark will be powered by the 1.0L 68 hp and 1.2L 82 hp gasoline engines. These engines return mileage specs of 5.0l/100 km.

The Orlando minivan range has been expanded with the inclusion of a 1.4L turbo charged engine capable of producing power of 138 hp and 200 Nm of torque. This engine variant has been added to the existing 1.8L gasoline and 2.0L diesel engines. The new variant is provided with start/stop functionality and returns an average of 6.2l/100 km. The engine has been fitted with a six speed manual transmission system which guarantees good driving stability.

Electronic power steering and start/stop functionality have been incorporated within the variants 2.0L diesel engine. A rear view mirror as also a folding front passenger seat has been added in this model. Keeping up the surprises, the 2013 Malibu sedan will be fitted with a 2.0l diesel engine capable of producing 158 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The Malibu currently, can be booked and ordered through European dealerships by prospective buyers.

Read the news release below for more information.



News Release

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

2012-08-27 — 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