Chevrolet Cavalier for China-02

After having been discontinued for 11 years now, Chevrolet is set to bring back the Cavalier name on a new model. This time round, though, the model won’t be available in the US, but will instead be a China-only model, according to Car and Driver.

The new Chevrolet Cavalier will be positioned below the Chevrolet Cruze, and will be 114 mm shorter with a 99 mm narrower wheelbase. Design-wise, well, it resembles the Cruze in terms of its overall styling, except that it sports a different set of headlamps and tailamps.

Chevrolet Cavalier for China-01

As for power, the Cavalier will be equipped with a naturally-aspirated 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine that produces 107 hp. The sedan is expected to be offered with a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic transmission.

Apparently, rumours have it that the decision to revive the name was triggered as a response to Ford bringing back the Escort moniker in China. In any case, the Cavalier is expected to go on sale in China in the second half of 2016.