chevrolet-exhibits-2014-silverado-corvette-5-foreign-built-variants Chevrolet will showcase five variants developed and distributed outside of the U.S.A. at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) next week. The five variants; the Onix, Spin, Trax, Sail and Orlando, will be featured alongside the 2014 or all-new Silverado and Corvette.

The rugged all new Silverado gets a thorough make over from hood to hitch and is engineered to be the strongest, smartest, and most capable Silverado ever. Among the many updates for 2014 are a new trio of powerful, efficient EcoTec3 engines; a stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab; revised steering, suspension and brakes; ingenious solutions for managing cargo in the bed and true truck capability for towing and hauling.

The 2014 Corvette needs no formal introduction, and GM indicatively picked the 2013 NAIAS to debut their world renowned Supercar. The 7th generation Chevy Corvette delivers more power, more driving excitement and better fuel efficiency than its predecessors.

The all-new Trax compact SUV is Chevrolet’s entry into the growing compact SUV segment. This newest SUV proves itself in terms of flexibility, fuel economy and car-like handling. Add on a bulging exterior design and wide stance, you get a rather desirable compact SUV. Additionally, an intricate interior certainly provide the feel of more expensive similar class variants. Trax has room for five passengers and class-leading cargo space, Mexico and Canada were the first markets to sell the crossover in late 2012.

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Chevrolet Orlando, which recently made its debut in Malaysia, is part MPV, part crossover that offers an alternative to many family vans and crossovers. Orlando can transport up to seven people in comfort and is expected to deliver the best fuel efficiency of any non-hybrid seven-passenger vehicle. The Crossover MPV is manufactured in South Korea and made its debut in Canada in October 2011. For more information of the domestic Chevy Orlando read this link: http://www.motorsportchannel.com/web/2012/1213/5172.html

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For emerging markets, the Chevrolet Sail offers an affordable, spacious, durable and safe vehicle with good fuel economy. The Sail offers a choice of class-leading 1.2-liter S-TEC II and 1.4-liter S-TEC III engines and is developed in China through a Sino-foreign joint venture between Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. In addition to being sold in China, the Sail is exported to markets such as Chile, Peru and Bolivia. It is manufactured and shipped in kits for assembly in India, Colombia and Ecuador.

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Next up, the compact Chevrolet Spin 7-seater MPV will roll out in Thailand and Indonesia this year. Built at GM’s Indonesian plant, the Spin comprises a compact footprint for the congested confines of urban consumers in the two countries.

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Lastly. the Onix hatchback which debut at the Sao Paulo Auto show in October last year is a compact car tailored for the citizens of the largest South American country. It offers five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions and a choice of 1.0-liter and 1.4-liter engines, both equipped to run on 100 percent ethanol or a flex -fuel mixture of gasoline and ethanol. Interior-wise, it has Bluetooth capability along with the Chevrolet MyLink system, a segment first in Brazil, that allows the user to bring songs, photos, videos and mobile phone applications for display on a seven-inch color LCD screen.

Onix is offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels, each of which can be customized in “Joy,” “Race,” and “24 Hours” themes with adhesives and appliques with. Off-the-shelf art is also available. The Chevy compact car has been on sale in the country since November 2012.