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    Meet Your 2012 Chevrolet Car Lineup

    Meet Your 2012 Chevrolet Car Lineup
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    April 16, 2011
    By: Mark Bono





    Camaro


    Deletions

    • (GAQ) Red Jewel Tintcoat exterior color
    • (GHS) Synergy Green Metallic exterior color
    • (BDJ) Synergy Green accent panels
    • (DBX) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
    • (LLT) 3.6L V6 engine

    New Features

    • 2LS Coupe (1EN37) model and equipment group for LS with 6-speed automatic transmission
    • (H45) 45th Anniversary Package, includes (GAR) Carbon Flash Metallic exterior color, (CBM) Brilliant Red/Medium Charcoal Stripe Package, (R41) 20" x 8" front and 20" x 9" rear Deep Silver painted aluminum wheels, (AFP/AFQ) Black front seats with leather seating surfaces and 45th Anniversary embroidered logo, unique stitching on seats, headrests, steering wheel and shifter, (T4F) high intensity discharge headlamps, unique fog lamps and tail lamps bezel finish, and interior and exterior badging; Coupe also includes (BD8) body-color roof ditch molding; Convertible also includes (19T) Black convertible top
    • (SRU) Rear Vision Package, includes (UD7) Rear Park Assist, (UVC) Rear Vision Camera and (DRG) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with rearview camera display
    • (UVC) Rear Vision Camera, standard on all convertible models, 2LT and 2SS coupe and included in the (SRU) Rear Vision Package
    • (DRG) inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with rearview camera display, standard on all convertible models, 2LT and 2SS coupe and included in the (SRU) Rear Vision Package
    • (AKQ) front passenger, 6-way power seat adjuster standard on LT and SS models
    • (LFX) 3.6L V6 engine with increased horsepower
    • (FE4) Performance Suspension on SS Coupe models
    Changes

    • All wheel and tire RPO codes have changed, availability remains the same
    • Rear spoiler (D80 on Coupe, T43 on Convertible) now standard on all models
    • (UD7) Rear Park Assist is now a part of the (SRU) Rear Vision Package and no longer included in the (SRJ) Convenience and Connectivity Package
    • Unique RS tail lamps from 2011 (dark lenses and chrome bezel) are now standard on all models
    • Shark fin antenna on Coupe models is now body-color when the (WRS) RS Package is ordered
    • New instrument panel design including new steering wheel and instrument cluster graphics
    • Door lock switches also located on doors



    Cruze



    Deletions

    • (GAP) Imperial Blue Metallic exterior color
    • (EN4) Cargo cover compartment
    • Rear center headrest on all trims

    New Features

    • (GGT) Autumn Metallic exterior color
    • (GTS) Blue Topaz Metallic exterior color
    • (GCN) Victory Red exterior color (RS model only)
    • (ATH) Keyless entry, available on 2LT with (MH8) automatic transmission, standard on LTZ
    • (BTM) Keyless start switch, included with (ATH) Keyless entry on 2LT with (MH8) automatic transmission, standard on LTZ
    • (DT4) Smoker's Package
    • (MR5) 6-speed manual transmission standard on 1LT and 2LT

    Changes

    • (GAO) Gold Mist Metallic exterior color is now available on 2LS
    • (UYS) AM/FM stereo with navigation is replaced with (UEW) AM/FM stereo with lower cost, touch-screen navigation
    • (AH4) Driver 8-way seat adjuster is replaced with (AH3) driver 6-way seat adjuster (manual seat bottom tilt deleted)
    • Front passenger 8-way seat adjuster is replaced with (AG6) front passenger 6-way seat adjuster (manual seat bottom tilt deleted)
    • (PCL) Connectivity Plus Package content is now standard on 1LT, therefore package is no longer offered
    • (PDC) 1LT/1XF Driver Convenience Package contains (BTV) remote start when (MH8) automatic transmission is ordered on 1LT and ECO
    • RPO code for the compact spare tire and wheel is now (RU5) and it is now standard on all models except ECO manual and 1FL
    • RPO code for the tire sealant and inflator kit is now (KTI)
    • (B34) Floor mats are now standard on LS
    • Newly designed wheel cover on LS
    • (WR6) 16" 5-spoke machined-face alloy wheels are now standard on 1LT
    • (RBU) 17" 5-spoke alloy wheels with 4-wheel disc brakes are now standard on 2LT
    • (T3U) Fog lamps are now standard on LTZ
    • Instrument panel storage bin becomes a storage shelf on LS
    • New sew patterns on seat inserts
    • 2 MPG highway improvement on models with the 1.4L Turbo equipped with an automatic transmission

    Impala


    Deletions

    • (80U) Red Jewel Tintcoat exterior color
    • (R6J) Additional 9 months of XM Radio service
    • (PCK) Luxury Edition Package (for 2012, would now order LTZ model)
    • (QB5) 16" steel wheels
    • (PY0) 16" 5-spoke cast styled aluminum wheels
    • (RS8) 17" fascia spoke wheels
    • Fog lamps on LT model
    • (LZE) 3.5L V6 engine
    • (LGD) 3.9L V6 engine
    New Features

    • (LFX) 3.6L V6 DOHC SIDI engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and 6-speed automatic transmission
    • (FHS) E85 FlexFuel capable
    • New front grille and fog lamps
    • New rear end appearance with dual exhaust outlets standard on all trims
    • (GAR) Black Granite Metallic exterior color (extra cost)
    • (GBE) Crystal Red Tintcoat exterior color (extra cost, not available at start-up)
    • New interior woodgrain trim
    • (70*) Two-tone Neutral interior
    • New leather shift knob, standard on LT and LTZ models
    • (PDC) LS OnStar and Bluetooth Package (Fleet orders)
    • (PDV) LT Sunroof Package (Retail and Fleet orders)
    • (PDD) LT OnStar and Bluetooth Package (Fleet orders)
    • (RV5) new design 16" aluminum wheels

    Changes

    • (RS7) replaces RPO code (PFH) for the 17" machined aluminum wheels
    • (RSX) replaces RPO code (NW2) for the 18" machined aluminum wheels
    • (MX0) Automatic transmission changed from 4-speed to 6-speed
    • Now standard on LS Retail: leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth for phone and floor mats
    • Now standard on LT Retail: Cloth flip-and-fold rear seat and rear spoiler

    Malibu


    Deletions

    • (80U) Red Jewel Tintcoat exterior color
    • (DE1) manual rear window shade
    • (PDM) Premium Mat Package
    • (PCR) Interface Package
    • (PDZ) Red Jewel Premium Package
    • (PCQ) White Diamond Premium Package
    • (PEF) Florida Edition Package
    • (PDQ) HFV6 Engine Package

    New Features

    • 3LT V6 equipment group
    • 2LZ V6 equipment group
    • (GBE) Crystal Red Tintcoat exterior color (extra cost, not available at start-up)
    • (PDQ) LS Uplevel Package (Retail orders)
    • (PDD) Sunroof and Convenience Package (Retail orders)
    • (PDN) Sunroof and Power Package (Fleet orders)
    • (PDU) Power Package (Fleet orders)
    • (PDV) Sunroof Package (Retail and Fleet orders)
    • (UJ5) Dual headrest DVD system LPO
    Changes

    • Interior trim (242) Ebony/Brick will have interim introduction through a promotional package
    • All wheels have new RPO codes

    Sonic



    Highlights

    • 1LS, 1LT and 1LZ equipment groups are manual transmission equipped
    • 2LS, 2LT and 2LZ equipment groups are automatic transmission equipped
    • Content is identical regardless body-style (other than a few minor exceptions on the 5-Door)
    • ECOTEC 1.8L 4-cylinder engine is available with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission
    • Available ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L engine is only available, at this time, with a 6-speed manual transmission on 1LT or 1LZ models only
    • LS models feature Sport Cloth seating
    • LT models feature Deluxe Cloth seating
    • LTZ models feature Perforated Leatherette seating surfaces with heated front seats
    • Full Order Guide

    Volt


    Deletions

    • (AFE) Jet Black seats with Ceramic White interior accents

    New Features

    • (GAZ) Summit White exterior color
    • (GTS) Blue Topaz Metallic exterior color (late availability)
    • (AFD) Jet Black and White seats with Ceramic White interior accents
    • (AFG) Jet Black and Spice Red seats with Dark interior accents
    • (UP9) Chevrolet MyLink, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art); software updatable for radio software and Gracenote database (Not available at start of production. Requires (UFU) AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback.)
    • Passive entry for all doors and liftgate
    • Turn-by-Turn navigation included in OnStar
    • (RVF) 17" aluminum wheels with Black inserts (late availability) [Color inserts available as a LPO accessory in Silver Ice, Cyber Gray and Viridian Joule]
    • (RXL) 110-volt/120-volt additional charging charging cord, LPO

    Changes

    • Standard Radio: (UFU) AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback and 7" diagonal color touch-screen display and (UZ6) 6-speaker system are now the standard audio system
    • Available Radio: (UFV) AM/FM stereo with Navigation, DVD-ROM and MP3 playback is now an available option and includes 30GB audio data storage hard drive and NavTraffic and Local Forecast and requires (UQA) Bose premium speaker system
    • (UQA) Bose premium speaker system is now an available option
    • New! (UP9) Chevrolet MyLink, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art); software updatable for radio software and Gracenote database (Not available at start of production. Requires (UFU) AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback.)
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    Re: Meet Your 2012 Chevrolet Car Lineup

    That must be a representative photo of the Impala. Hasn't the impala logo on the c-pillar been gone for a few years now? Plus that front facia doesn't look much changed


    Edit: just read the fine print
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    So the Cruze has the manual transmission available on all models except the LTZ, presumably available also with the RS package? Good move.

    The highway fuel economy bump is nice too - should be 24/38 on regular models, 26/39 on Eco for the 6-speed automatic.
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    A 2 MPG highway improvement on models with the 1.4L Turbo equipped with an automatic transmission. Makes the Cruze eco 39 mpg highway and the Cruze LT's and LTZ 38 mpg. Plus the six speed manual is also available on Cruze LT's and LTZ.

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    Why would they remove the rear center headrest on the Cruze when not having one has been a long criticized failing of domestic vehicles?

    The highway MPG will be going up two 38/(39 Eco) MPG on 1.4L Turbo Cruze models? Excellent.
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    Excellent concise information.

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    Re: Meet Your 2012 Chevrolet Car Lineup

    wonder where they found the extra 2MPG for the Cruze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuMPy View Post
    wonder where they found the extra 2MPG for the Cruze?
    Software would be my guess. I am sure there are pre-planned and designed upgrades that come out in versions or blocks from the start. A one year improvement is a pretty short timeline from design to fielding for anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman1970 View Post
    Why would they remove the rear center headrest on the Cruze when not having one has been a long criticized failing of domestic vehicles?

    The highway MPG will be going up two 38/(39 Eco) MPG on 1.4L Turbo Cruze models? Excellent.
    I too wondered why they deleted the rear center head rest. I believe its a good feature to have in any car. Bad move there.

    Yep they wrangled 2 extra mpg out of the engine, good on them for that.
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    Re: Meet Your 2012 Chevrolet Car Lineup

    With all the deletions on the Malibu, I'm sure we'll be seeing a Classic model for the next year or so...

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    What about the Spark and the Sonic?

    I guess we'll have to wait a little longer for those.

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    Re: Meet Your 2012 Chevrolet Car Lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by Masospaghetti View Post
    So the Cruze has the manual transmission available on all models except the LTZ, presumably available also with the RS package? Good move.

    The highway fuel economy bump is nice too - should be 24/38 on regular models, 26/39 on Eco for the 6-speed automatic.
    I think this is a great move. The cruze has been criticized for not being as fun to drive as other cars in the class but everyone seems to like the cruze eco driving experience with the 1.4T and a manual, hopefully the manual on the non-eco models increase the fun to drive factor. Go move GM.

    Awesome fuel economy bump, I wonder what the manuals will do? Can we get a cruze hatch please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuMPy View Post
    wonder where they found the extra 2MPG for the Cruze?
    The centre headrest are VERY heavy, FYI...





























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    A manual transmission on the Cruze will actually put it back on my consideration list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman1970 View Post
    Why would they remove the rear center headrest on the Cruze when not having one has been a long criticized failing of domestic vehicles?

    The highway MPG will be going up two 38/(39 Eco) MPG on 1.4L Turbo Cruze models? Excellent.
    Agreed, the better hwy fuel economy of the auto will help it be more competitive. Removing the rear center headrest will guarantee it won't be my wifes car. I might get a Cruze Eco manual for myself but with 3 kids one of our cars will have 3 headrests in the rear. The Focus 5 door hatch looks much more appealing now. I really don't get what GM's issue with center head restraints is, why are they so rare on GM vehicles?

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