It might not strike you at first glance, but that’s a new face you’re looking at – the front bumper’s been reworked with bigger air intakes and revised fog lamps. The rear bumper gets some small changes too. The nose is also swept back and made slightly longer, and new 16-inch alloy wheel designs are offered. The interior, however, benefits from the inclusion of USB connectivity and a new mixture of leather and fabric for the seats.
The familiar 1.8 litre ECOTEC four-cylinder soldiers on, enhanced by Double Continuous Variable Cam Phasing (DCVCP) and Variable Intake System (VIS) tech. The engine makes 140 hp and 176 Nm of torque. Transmission remains a six-speed auto.
Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS and ESP, disc brakes all round and front and rear crumple zones, while the Body Frame Integral (BFI) high strength steel chassis is complemented by a MacPherson struts up front and a compound crank setup at the back. There’s also push start and cruise control.
A three-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first) and a 24 hour, seven days a week Chevy Assist that is available nationwide is offered. The service network consists of 26 3S and 2S centres and will support warranty, repair and parts supply.