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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?



    I so badly want to see a car with these proportions (Short nose, raked back windshield, low roofline, rear glass that flows into the deck lid). Yeah the Cruze may be a big upgrade and an all around solid car, but who can honestly say they get excited over the way it looks?

    Everyone seems to be afraid to make an affordable, sleek car, and it's getting boring. VW seems to be the only one who can do it. (And unfortunately we don't get to enjoy their efforts)

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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    ive seen a lot of posts about the car stepping on the camors toes but they are such different vehicles dynamically i dont think they would be cross shopped much. and there are a TON of people who would very much prefer to never be associated with driving a muscle car of any sort but do want a "sports" car even if only for image purposes.
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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 06GTO View Post
    Though it needs another name, the SS-R rendering is HOT
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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?



    Nice car, good work.
    I could see this easily being a Pontiac.
    RWD(possibly R-AWD) & all!


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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    Guys,I like the Original Version of Cruze transformed into a coupe,More like a Coblat as it does look like a Sedan and Coupe.

    All that Chevrolet must do on Cruze is toChanges from Existing Cruze)

    Front of the car:
    1.Stop giving Chrome accents(Apart from Grille)

    2.Don't keep any Chrome around Fog lamps('Cause it makes it look more classy than "Sporty".

    3.Give some Projector Lamps to give it a aggressive look and to distinguish from the available normal Cruze sedan.(And probably Partially smoke the lamps)

    4.Lower the Cruze to give it a more sporty look.

    Side Profile:

    The Cruze's existing Shilloute Coupe design is very good.
    All they need to do is:

    1.Don't keep any chrome accents near Glasses or on the door handles.

    2.They probably should re-design the OSRVM's.

    3.Give it some Jet Black tints.

    4.STRIKING ALLOYS PLEASE,PLEASE

    Rear Of the Car:

    1.Give it a spoiler.

    2.A very good looking muffler.

    3.Errrr,Chenge the rear lights to some sporty ones.

    Interiors:

    1.Give some sporty Black dashboard color.

    2.Give some Red/Black Leathers stitched with Black/Red respectively.

    Here are few attachments:

    The Fender Falres must be carried out like a ZO6 Corvette:


    The Rear Spoiler must be like this:

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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cire_1wb View Post
    I have suggested the same thing before, so I love the idea. I really can't see the Cruze being morphed into a slick looking coupe. I think a separate coupe line with its own unique exterior design is a great idea. I do have to admit that I have never been fond of the "Cobalt" name, though. I think "Monza" would work just fine.

    I think the coupe is a must. A convertible might be stretching it a bit, although I remember that a couple of generations of the Cavalier had a convertible version; so it may be feasible. I also suggested spinning off a 3-door wagon or shooting brake version of this car (Monza Nomad), but I doubt that it would go over very well (although I think it's an interesting concept).

    If I were Chevrolet, I would expand the Cruze line by adding either a 5-door hatchback or wagon; basically, a version with a bit more utility. The Monza coupe (and possibly convertible) would be a low volume specialty line of its own. The 2 lines would share the same basic platform, but nothing else.
    The Cruze hatch and wagon are coming, possibly by the end of 2010. I suppose they will get to the US eventually.
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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    I say NO to Cobalt name because it will get hurt as soon as they PUSH the CRUZE + I like the idea of Monza and save SS-R as a top of the line race pack IE neon ACR

    I see sedan line up as LS LT LTZ SS ECO
    and the coupe / Monza LS LT no LTZ SS SS-R ECO
    the coupe is more sports oriented so LTZ LUX pack detracts and the SS-R would be track tuned Suspension / brembo brakes / noise insulation delete ETC
    LS LT LTZ use 1.4 T and SS SS-T uses 2.0 T
    prices match between sedan and coupe
    make the coupe a "liftback" like the regal 5 DR


    and start a race series for SS-R models for good press / word of mouth
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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    personally i am a big fan of coupes have have only had coupes as my own personal ride, 93 tbird, 86 cougar, 04 monte carlo. my voyager, trailblazer, impala, are used by myself and my whole family. i would love to see another coupe on the market but is it really needed?

    why yes:
    -replace the void of the cobalt coupe about to be discontinued
    -possibly offer it as a cheaper model
    -short wheel base handling
    -greater market share

    why not
    -corrola, impereza, versa do not offer it and sell fine
    -coupes are slow and low sellers,
    -modern coupes do not have enough space to enter and exit through the back seat
    -coupes are impractical for some people (some people actually do have friends lol)
    -GM might do the typical SS or sport offering on the coupe only and turn away buyers to buy a GTI 4door hatchback
    -price of tooling, costs more to produce


    i also wish that if this car does make a impact on buyers and sells great they expand the lineup to have a wagon as well. attract buyers that would otherwise buy a small crossover with 2wd
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    Damn Monaro, both your coupe and convertibles look amazing. The proportions you were able to come up with using the sedan as a base are very, very good. It looks more RWD than anything else (a good thing)
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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    Those renderings are beautiful. But it would be too expensive to produce coupes and convertibles with totally different bodies than the four door Cruze. It would push the price way up, especially with the limited demand for coupes. If you see a Cruze coupe it will be basically the sedan version with two doors. Think Civic.

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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    A Cruze SS coupe would be gorgeous if based off of that last rendering. I would love to see that on the streets!

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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nferr View Post
    Those renderings are beautiful. But it would be too expensive to produce coupes and convertibles with totally different bodies than the four door Cruze. It would push the price way up, especially with the limited demand for coupes. If you see a Cruze coupe it will be basically the sedan version with two doors. Think Civic.
    I agree they wouldn't do a completely different looking Cruze coupe, but the Civic sedan and coupe are mostly different - I don't think they share any exterior parts aside from wheels (even the headlights are different when seen from the front):

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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedVee8 View Post
    The Cruze hatch and wagon are coming, possibly by the end of 2010. I suppose they will get to the US eventually.
    Holden is leading the design on these two models aren't they? I have to wonder if they will incorporate some of the design cues from the Aveo RS.

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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    Cobalt overall as a name was associated with low cost budget car especially when Chevy was pushing the 4 door CFE model.

    I would think bringing back the Monte Carlo name might help upscale the model...for the bean counters that want to add the sales back into the Cruz call it the Cruze Monte Carlo

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    Re: Want a next gen Cobalt Coupe, Convertible and SS-R ?

    I really think they should keep the Cobalt name for a new unique sport coupe. MonaroSS is right on the money as far as how i see it. The Cobalt coupe has residual street cred and a new coupe with high performance potential will solidify Chevy role in sporty compacts.
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