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I know there was some unclarity about this but here are the Revolutionary ten in order of then they will be available in the market:

2004's (Actual Year)


1) Chevrolet Malibu Maxx


2) Chevrolet Colorado


3) Chevrolet Aveo


4) Chevrolet SSR


5) Chevrolet Uplander


6) Chevrolet Equinox


7) Chevrolet Corvette C6


8) Chevrolet Cobalt


2005's (Actual Year)
9) Chevrolet HHR


10) Chevrolet Impala ("New")
 

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a great mix of mainstream and niche, update and all-new. impressive lineup at chev these days. is there a risk in having SO many vehicles? i think generally chev is keeping their vehicles affordable and within reach of the masses (with the exception of the 'vette and SSR), so we're not talking the big price gap (golf to phaeton, for example, at VW) problem. i guess too much overlap is bad... just a waste really. is the HHR thing going to be pricey (ie well above the uplander?). still, it's nice to see so many shiny cars on chevrolets lots!
 

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is there any more pictures of the HHR? from that it doesn't look too bad.
 

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Fantastic. Id love to see the Impalla really. I know one of you guys have it!! GIVE IT UP BOYS!
If you have seen the shots of the impalla, please at least give us an idea of what its gunna look like. Will it look anything like the one on the road now, will it be something that we havent seen before?

And Is the HHR a FWD or RWD? I thought I heard HHR would be FWD, but whatever. And I really really like the Equinox. I got some literature on it from GM about a month ago. The shots of the SUV look really nice. I like it more then the Vue, and I really like the Vue. GM did a good job on it, too bad the motor is a little weak. But the people looking at it are coming from CRV's, Freestars, Escape.
and when is the Cobalt coming? My dads looking for a cheap car that gets good gas milage. He doesnt wana spend a lot of money and he really could care about cars really. Its just basic trasportation. He likes the Cobalt, and the Maxx. I told him he could get a supercharged 200hp cobalt SS with other sporty tunning for 20k. He liked the idea and he wanted to know. Thanks guys.
 

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If you have seen the shots of the impalla, please at least give us an idea of what its gunna look like. Will it look anything like the one on the road now, will it be something that we havent seen before?
There aren't any shots of the new Imapala. I wouldn't expect anything too Drastic, since the current Impala is such a success, but it will be different.

And Is the HHR a FWD or RWD? I thought I heard HHR would be FWD, but whatever.
The HHR is a crossover SUV based on Delta Architecture (ION, COBALT & Pursuit). Its FWD, and will be available with All-Wheel-Drive. Think of it as a Cobalt-sized-SUV.

and when is the Cobalt coming?
The Cobalt will be available this fall, not sure when the SS will be available though. For more info, click here.
 

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Those are the correct ten.

I was pretty sure that the Cobalt was supposed to be avaiable in late June or July, but I'm not positive.

The HHR is bigger than the Cobalt. The Cobalt isn't much bigger if at all bigger than the Pt Crusier, and the HHR is a lot bigger than the Pt from what I have been told.
 

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As it stands, the factory will begin retooling around June, with the first 2.2L Cobalts (4-door) available around October-November. The SS 2.0 Supercharged Cobalt Coupe was planned to be the last one available, though they might push it up a bit. I'd also expect considerably more than 200 hp, probably more in the neighborhood of 220-240 hp; though the 2.0L SC, in the GM tradition, might be underrated. The performance won't be.

As for the HHR, it will be affordable, probably around the same price as the Equinox. I hear that some are worried Chevy might not be able to make enough Equinoxes; the HHR is expected to take up a lot of that slack. Also, the HHR is a 2006 model year car, though it will likely have an early release, like the Equinox.

I've seen -nothing- on the Impala, but I'd expect the biggest changes to be to the rear fascia and to the interior. The 3.9 L will also be offered, though I don't know if it will be available at the start of production.

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thank you grank. I belive the rated hp on the Ion Redline is 205hp. Its on the upper side, but not near the 240hp of the neon. Im still a little upset GM didnt go with a turbo 2.2 from saab.
 

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The HHR is based on the Delta platform, but I have heard that it's going to be bigger than the PT Cruiser, by how much I dont know. I did hear that it was going to have 5-7 seat capacity, I dont know, It does not look like it would. The rumor is that the prices will be in the high teens and low twenties, it looks like a winner.


The Chevrolet line-up in the next years is going to be huge!


Aveo
Cobalt
HHR
Malibu
Impala
Monte Carlo
Corvette
Equinox
Trailblazer
Colorado
Silverado
Tahoe
Suburban
Avalanche
Uplander
Astro?
Express

Poss:
Nomad
Camaro

Is the Monte Carlo going to be refreshed in 2006? I wonder?

I would like to see the new Impala get the 3.9V6, possibly with the 3.5V6 as the standard motor. Then I guess that the SS versions would get the small V8's that are rumored for the FWD cars like the Grand Pix GXP.
 

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Originally posted by Ghrankenstein@Feb 28 2004, 11:29 AM
I hear that some are worried Chevy might not be able to make enough Equinoxes; the HHR is expected to take up a lot of that slack.  Also, the HHR is a 2006 model year car, though it will likely have an early release, like the Equinox.
Huh? :huh:
I thought the reason GM was going to introduce an Equinox clone Pontiac Sport Wagon was because the factory would not be fully utilized otherwise? Perhaps after they introduce the Pontiac wagon they forsee problems meeting demand.

If I were shopping for an Equinox, I would seriously consider the Malibu Maxx. It has the newer engine, and those cool sliding rear seats. Not to mention it appears to have a lower center of gravity and a short overhang. Maybe that's just me.
 

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Huh? 
I thought the reason GM was going to introduce an Equinox clone Pontiac Sport Wagon was because the factory would not be fully utilized otherwise? Perhaps after they introduce the Pontiac wagon they forsee problems meeting demand.
Okay, it just looks like you and I have a different understanding of the "slack." I'm not talking about factory capacity, I'm talking about compact SUV customers wanting more Equinoxen than GM can produce (they're only planning on about 175,000), and the HHR will supply an extra projected 100,000. I think the skew will still be heavier toward the Equinox, but we'll see.

If I were shopping for an Equinox, I would seriously consider the Malibu Maxx. It has the newer engine, and those cool sliding rear seats. Not to mention it appears to have a lower center of gravity and a short overhang. Maybe that's just me.
Hey, you get no argument from me, but a lot of the Equinox's customers will be people who want Tahoes or TrailBlazers, and can't afford them. The MAXX won't have much appeal to them, and the Equinox will allow them to feel like they didn't have to settle for less in the way that the Tracker and Blazer did.

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Forget about Camaro:

Gary Cowger said that GM has no plans to actually revive Corvette, and Firebird in the first place. I am a Camaro fan, and I want it back but as for now: dream on!
 

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Originally posted by gmwsag@Mar 1 2004, 10:59 PM
Forget about Camaro:

Gary Cowger said that GM has no plans to actually revive Corvette, and Firebird in the first place. I am a Camaro fan, and I want it back but as for now: dream on!
well that makes me feel better since they have already brought back the vette!!

man, I think Gary was once the Iraqi Minister?

WE DO NOT HAVE A NEW CORVETTE READY FOR PRODUCTION...THE PICTURES YOU SEE ARE NOT REAL... THEY ARE FAKE!! DO NOT TRUST THE AMERICAN MEDIA!!
 
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