Hicom-Chevrolet Sdn Bhd unveiled three cars today – the Chevrolet Aveo notchback sedan, the facelifted Chevrolet Optra Magnum sedan and the facelifted Chevrolet Optra Magnum Estate. Continue reading about the cars after the jump.
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The Chevrolet Optra Magnum sedan has a new front end that will remind many of the different front end that the Chevrolet Optra5 had. The rest of the car is carried over from the previous model including the engine, chassis and suspension. The car rides on a MacPherson strut setup at the front with a stabilizer bar, and independent suspension with stabilizer bar at the rear.
The Optra Magnum sedan is once again offered with a choice of a 1.6 litre or a 1.8 litre engine. The 1.6 litre DOHC engine produces 107 PS at 5,800rpm and 150Nm of torque at 4,000rpm, while the 1.8 litre DOHC engine puts out 121 PS at 5,800rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The estate body variant of the Chevrolet Optra Magnum also carries over the previous model’s 1.6 litre DOHC engine with the same specs as the sedan’s 1.6 litre engine. The estate boot stores 400 litres of luggage, and can be increased to 1,410 litres by folding down the rear seats. Other equipment that the Optra Magnum is available with include ABS, TCS traction control, and single or dual SRS front airbags.
The Chevrolet Aveo is largely the same car as the one launched earlier, powered by a 1.4 litre engine with a variable geometry intake manifold producing 92 PS at 6,200rpm and 130Nm of torque at 3,400rpm. A very welcome change is that the car is now available with dual SRS Airbags and ABS brakes, as the earlier car unveiled in August last year only had a driver airbag and no option for a passenger airbag or ABS brakes.
UPDATE: The following are the prices for the 3 Chevrolet models. The baseline Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 SE goes for RM72,587.20 OTR with insurance, and comes with 14 inch steel wheels. There is a driver airbag and a single CD player with 4 speakers. Next is the Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 SX which adds alloy wheels and an immobilizer, going for RM75,665.20. The top of the range Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 LUX ups the alloy wheel size to 15″ and adds another 2 speakers to the sound system, making a total of 6. The sound system also includes a 6-CD changer instead of a single disc player. This top of the line version also includes a passenger airbag.
The Chevrolet Optra Magnum 1.6L Base comes with 15 inch steel wheels, a single CD player, 4 speakers, and a driver SRS airbag and goes for RM88,023.50 OTR with insurance. The Chevrolet Optra Magnum 1.6L LS SS adds 15 inch alloy wheels, 6 speakers, a single CD player that supports MP3 data files, dual SRS airbags for the driver and passenger, and goes for RM93,153.50 OTR with insurance. The top of the line Chevrolet Optra Magnum 1.8 LT SS comes with larger 16 inch alloy wheels, a 6 CD changer with MP3 support, and of course the larger engine.
The Chevrolet Optra Magnum Estate 1.6 LS comes with 15 inch steel wheels, a single CD player with 4 speakers, and a front driver SRS airbag. This model goes for RM92,205.50 OTR with insurance. The other better equipped variant costs RM100,335.20 OTR with insurance and is called the 1.6 LS SS. It adds 15 inch alloy wheels, 6 speakers, and a 6-CD changer with MP3 support.
All of the cars come with a 3 year, 100,000km warranty.
Chevrolet Aveo Interior
Chevrolet Optra Magnum Sedan Interior
Chevrolet Optra Magnum Estate Interior