The Brazilian unit of the American manufacturer still uses the old Cobalt name for the subcompact offering – which made way for the Cruze nameplate in other markets – and now the 2017 model year has revealed complete with pricing details.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cobalt is the epitome of South American motoring – it has a large trunk, a sedan body style and is practical and enticing for a modern family, For the 2017 Cobalt Chevrolet is asking at least R$ 60,890 in Brazil. It sits on the same General Motors Gamma II architecture the Chevrolet Sonic uses – but the Cobalt has 19.88 cubic feet (563 liters) of trunk capacity. For example, a competing Kia Rio sedan has 13.7 cubic feet (388 liters) of luggage space – and the boxy cobalt has also been treated to a recent refresh.
Now the 2017 Cobalt has the latest Chevrolet styling, and all models use the 7-inch touchscreen-based MyLink 2 infotainment system as a standard feature. The Cobalt will be sold in five exterior colors (Black, White, Silver, Brown, Dark Grey) and three trim levels (LT, LTZ, LTZ AT). Motivation comes from a 1.8-liter Econo.Flex four-cylinder engine that is only rated at 106 horsepower. On the upside, going for the range-topping LTZ will grant perks such as leather-wrapped steering wheel, air con, fog lights, parking sensors, parking camera, cruise control, automatic headlights, one-touch down front and rear windows, power heated outside mirrors, tilt steering column, 60/40 split folding rear seat and a rain sensor for the windshield wipers.