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Following on the heels of spy shots taken earlier this month, spy photographers have once again spotted a prototype for the redesigned Chevrolet Cobalt. These camouflaged prototypes are the first hint as to what the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt will look like! Based on what was once called the Delta 2 platform, the all-new Cobalt will ride on GM’s Global Compact Vehicle Architecture.
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I'm hopeing that's the Daewoo version as I hate the wheels, and the grille doesn't look like Chevy's new face, regarless of what LLN says. I still think this is a miss style-wise. I had hoped for more. I know it's in a different class, but Ford's Fiesta looks soooo much better than this!! As Simon says....Sorry!
 

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It's got that silly fake C-pillar window / panel type thing that we all hate so much on the Sebring. Otherwise it's a pretty simple, clean design... just as the Cobalt was when it came out. You know, the Cobalt that didn't really catch on and knock Corolla and Civic of their pedestals. If at first you don't succeed... do the same thing over again?
 

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If at first you don't succeed... do the same thing over again?
Why not? It's worked well for GM in the past...
 

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it might be the Daewoo version, notice the tape covering the badge is in a circular shape instead of the usual bow tie shape. Also i highly doubt GM will remove this much clothing this early in the testing stages. especially when compared to the first "confirmed' shots of the cobalt that were posted earlier this month. the lacrosse mules I shot recently were still wearing plenty of camo and its been how long since the first tests began.
 

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All Chevy's got to do, with current gas prices, is a decent facelift and sales should be great. Ford did a nice facelift on the Focus. Critics pretty much ripped it because it was the same old car underneath, but it's flying off the lots.
 

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All Chevy's got to do, with current gas prices, is a decent facelift and sales should be great. Ford did a nice facelift on the Focus. Critics pretty much ripped it because it was the same old car underneath, but it's flying off the lots.
Is it? I've maybe seen TWO new ones, and they were both rentals around here. :fall:
 

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Why do I get the idea that the next Cobalt will be a Korean made car? Hope the folks in Lordstown are not next.
Lordstown has been guaranteed product for the next several years, but I believe it will not be the Cobalt/G5.
 

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Is it? I've maybe seen TWO new ones, and they were both rentals around here. :fall:
I guess you don't pay attention to sales numbers much, huh? Focus sales are way up. It is in third place in its class (behind Civic and Corolla).

From autochannel - as of April '08 (note that Honda sales are excluded)

RANK VEHICLE 2008 2007 '07 RANK %Chng
1 Ford F-Series P/U 192,951 228,343 1 -15.5
2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 160,010 202,151 2 -20.8
3 Toyota Camry 147,018 143,774 3 +2.3
4 Toyota Corolla 99,482 120,484 6 -17.4
5 Nissan Altima 99,037 90,338 9 +9.6
6 Chevrolet Impala 98,478 108,876 7 -9.6
7 Dodge Ram P/U 93,068 122,816 4 -24.2
8 Ford Focus 72,920 56,463 15 +29.1
9 Chevrolet Cobalt 66,660 56,848 14 +17.3
10 Toyota Prius 64,664 52,738 18 +22.6
11 Ford Escape 59,299 54,105 17 +9.6
12 Chevrolet Malibu 59,133 48,270 22 +22.5
13 GMC Sierra P/U 57,403 64,639 12 -11.2
14 GM Pontiac G6 57,143 46,780 25 +22.2
15 Ford Fusion 55,109 51,981 20 +6.0
16 Toyota Tundra 54,134 43,386 29 +24.8
17 Ford Econoline/Club Wagon 49,196 62,246 14 -21.0
18 Chrysler Caravan 47,936 75,984 n/a -36.9
19 Toyota RAV4 47,002 55,900 n/a -15.9
20 Ford Edge 46,367 33,612 n/a +37.9
Note: Excludes Honda sales due to technical difficulties.
 

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I'm not sure what all the complaining is about. This look like it will end up 100 times better looking than the current Cobalt over all. Seems it will have a very refined look like the Malibu when it's all done in shiny showroom floor paint rather than the drab zebra taped look also. I am always totally confused at everyones lack of imagination at looking through these disguised prototypes.
 
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