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Looks like it is going to have a face similar to the malibu, with the bar and bowtie looking somewhat identical.
 

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That "C" pillar is looking very Sebring-ish.
 

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Hope that there will be an 2.0L and under base engine, will be great for fuel economy. But if they put a 1.4L turbo... this could kill the corolla
 

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Overall it looks very bland.
Pretty much.

GM Design had a real opportunity to make a more polarizing design for this market. I thought something with the overall silhouette and proportions of the Volt Concept would have nicely fit the bill, despite how "brick in the wind" the aerodynamics of that design is.

I know it's sacrilege to suggest, but I really do like the look of the Civic, particularly the coupe (Si, to be precise). Many here may disagree, but retail consumers clearly like the look. And it's certainly not bland.

Perhaps when the camouflage is peeled away the design will look better. But, again, the silhouette says "ho-hum." GM Design is definitely capable of more.
 

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Hopefully they develop a "police package" for the CHP if California is allowed ot regulate C02.
 

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Well, it is an improvement over the current one - but that isn't saying much.

Will it now have body panel fits narrower than the Grand Canyon?

Can you put a grown adult in the backseat WITH legs attached?

Today's GM leaves me no comfort that it will solve any of these current shortcomings of today's Coblah.
 

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It looks a lot like the spied Nubira, then again all camoed cars look the same.
 

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I am curious to know what the tail will look like, but I'm pretty sure the front end is going to look great. I hope it comes out as agressive as it seems.
 

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i think that it's the euro chevrolet version of the daewoo nubira

I agree. It has styling clues from GMDAT. The headlights like like a Daewoo too.
 

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It is, but for the first time, the European and American versions of Chevy's compact car are supposed to be the same.

Everything that we've read has essentially said that GM will combine all compact cars onto one platform and that the Chevrolet variants will share almost everything. This is not only to create better economies of scale, etc, but also to create a "single brand awareness" for a particular product. The only major differences will be the variants (coupe, sedan, hatchback, wagon, etc) sold in various markets.

That is one reason why many are waiting to see what the product will be called. It's very very possible the Cobalt name will be dropped and a new world-wide name adopted; just as Honda does with the Civic or Mitusbishi does with the Lancer, etc.

Let's hope they get it right.

The Daewoo version will also share just about everything with the Chevrolet version, with the exception of the front end, which will be Daewoo specific. Expect the Ople version to look much different and share its look with Saturn while Saab is still slated to get a 9-1. Also, there is slated to be a Buick version (the Excelle's replacement) and possibly a G5 replacement as well, depending on what GM decides to do with Pontiac's future direction.
 

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so the next Cobalt will be a Daewoo ... oh my ...

The horrors my family experienced owning a Daewoo in the 90's will take some excellent product and excellent reliability to erase.

I guess the Vue is holding up well (and I truly love the Vue from design point of view)
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Pretty much.

GM Design had a real opportunity to make a more polarizing design for this market. I thought something with the overall silhouette and proportions of the Volt Concept would have nicely fit the bill, despite how "brick in the wind" the aerodynamics of that design is.

I know it's sacrilege to suggest, but I really do like the look of the Civic, particularly the coupe (Si, to be precise). Many here may disagree, but retail consumers clearly like the look. And it's certainly not bland.

Perhaps when the camouflage is peeled away the design will look better. But, again, the silhouette says "ho-hum." GM Design is definitely capable of more.
I also like the new Civic very much...sleek, futuristic and creative....I wish we could get the 5 door hatchback in Europe with the lightbar front end...looks awesome and very aerodynamic.
 

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Overall it looks very bland.
This was never meant to be a mid engined Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera competitor. Its a econobox fwd car. It can be bland and classy at the same time. Case in point
The design of this car is understated but beutiful compared to Altima, Camry or Accord...​
Hope that there will be an 2.0L and under base engine, will be great for fuel economy. But if they put a 1.4L turbo... this could kill the corolla
The current cobalt is already the most fuel efficient in its class. I do not think Chevy will dissapoint in that aspect. They are painfully aware of their guzzler image
 

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Contrary to some folks' opinions here, I like what I'm seeing(?) so far. The 4 door roofline looks a lot better than the current Coby (and Astre).
 
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