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The Cavalier Turbo Is The Latest Chevy Coming to North America From Shanghai

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The coolest Chevy of the late ’90s and early aughts is very likely the Chevy Astro van. Yes, the sleek profile of the GMT400 pickup is classic, but the Astro van can slide. Another ubiquitous Chevy from that time period is the Cavalier, which was the kind of car that just wouldn’t die.

That is, until it was put to pasture in 2005, when its production and sale in the U.S. came to an end. The car stuck around on the Mexican market, and now it’s getting a big update there. The Cavalier is still not returning to the U.S., sadly, but it is living the ’90s dream. Chevy is debuting the Cavalier as a new model with forced induction in Mexico, as the 2022 Chevrolet Cavalier Turbo.

General Motors Mexico is hyping up the upcoming release of the Cavalier Turbo, which is set to be introduced at the end of this year. We won’t know the exact specs or trims for a while, and Chevrolet states the information will be released closer to its release date. General Motors Mexico is referring to the sedan as the “all-new” Cavalier, but that’s not exactly true.

This car has existed on the Chinese market since 2019, where it was sold as the Monza. So, this all-new Cavalier Turbo is simply a Chevy Monza, but it marks the first time the compact sedan has been available to drivers in North America.

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The car has had a successful run in its native Chinese market, per GM Authority, so it makes sense that Chevrolet would want to make it available in markets abroad. Now, Chevy has combined the well-known Cavalier nameplate with a newer, successful model as it hopes to regain some of the market share for the compact sedan segment in Mexico.

The Cavalier Turbo is likely to be powered by the bigger of the engines that the Chinese Monza comes with, a 1.3-liter I3 that makes about 161 horsepower and will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, as GM Authority claimed.

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It’s possible, however, that Chevy could also go with the same drivetrain as a couple of other cars already sold in Mexico for the new Cavalier Turbo, according to Motorpasion Mexico. If that were the case, the Cavalier Turbo could share an engine with the Onix and Tracker, which are both powered by a 1.2-liter I3 engine. This turbo triple-cylinder only makes about 128 horsepower, though, which is quite a bit less than the larger Monza motor, and would not be such a good value for Mexican drivers.

In either case, the Cavalier Turbo will be yet another example of a Chinese market Chevy finding its way to North America, like with the Chevy Captiva. That’s all fine and good, but what General Motors should really be doing is importing its massively popular GM-Wuling Mini EV to Mexico, so it can get an early start dominating the Mexican EV market.

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Chevrolet Cavalier

Not to be confused with Vauxhall Cavalier.

Motor vehicle

The Chevrolet Cavalier is a line of small cars produced for the model years 1982 through 2005 by Chevrolet, and then later reintroduced in 2016 for the Chinese Market. As a rebadged variant of General Motors' J-cars, the Cavalier was manufactured alongside the Cadillac Cimarron, Buick Skyhawk, Oldsmobile Firenza, and Pontiac J2000/2000/Sunbird at GM's South Gate Assembly and Janesville Assembly plants, achieving its highest sales in 1984.


The Cavalier replaced the Monza in North America. The Monza was available as a 2-door coupe, a 3-door hatchback and a 3-door wagon (using the same body as the discontinued Vega wagon, the model it replaced). The inexpensive Chevette was retained even as sales declined, and was formally replaced by even smaller captive imports. Both previous platforms had rear-drive layouts while the new design followed the front wheel drive trend, as in the Dodge Omni and Honda Civic. Ford and Chrysler also introduced new front drive compacts. The Cavalier's notchback coupe(really a 2-door sedan with the same roofline as the 4-door) and relatively short-lived 3-door hatchback "Type-10" were direct replacements for 1980 Monza models while the 4-door sedan was a new offering for Chevrolet in this class and 4-door station wagon expanded on it and the Vega/Monza line's 2-door wagon. A convertible joined the line in midyear 1983. The small Cavalier even helped fill in lagging sales of the compactCitation.

First generation (1982)[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation
1st Chevrolet Cavalier sedan.jpg
Model years1982–1987
AssemblyUnited States: Lordstown, Ohio (Lordstown Assembly)
Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Car Assembly)
Janesville, Wisconsin (Janesville GM Assembly Plant)
South Gate, California (South Gate Assembly)
Kansas City, Missouri (Leeds Assembly)
DesignerIrvin Rybicki (1977)[1]
Body style2-door convertible
2-door coupe
3-door hatchback
4-door sedan
4-door wagon
RelatedBuick Skyhawk
Cadillac Cimarron
Oldsmobile Firenza
Pontiac Sunbird
Opel Ascona
Vauxhall Cavalier
Isuzu Aska
Holden Camira
Engine1.8 L L46I4 (gasoline)
2.0 L LQ5 I4 (gasoline)
2.0 L LL8 I4 (gasoline)
2.8 L LB6V6 (gasoline)
Transmission4-speed manual
5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Wheelbase101.2 in (2,570 mm)
LengthSedan: 174.5 in (4,432 mm)
Coupe: 173.5 in (4,407 mm)
Wagon: 177.9 in (4,519 mm)
1990–91 Wagon: 54.1 in (1,374 mm)
1992–94 Wagon: 53.8 in (1,367 mm)

1988–89: 178.6 in (4,536 mm) 1990–94: 182.3 in (4,630 mm) 1988–89 Wagon: 178.8 in (4,542 mm)

1990–94 Wagon: 181.1 in (4,600 mm)
WidthSedan & Coupe: 66.0 in (1,676 mm)
Wagon: 66.3 in (1,684 mm)
HeightSedan & Coupe: 52.0 in (1,321 mm)
Wagon: 54.2 in (1,377 mm)
1982 Chevrolet Cavalier CL 2-Door Coupe & 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier CL Station Wagon
1986–1987 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe
1986–1987 Chevrolet Cavalier wagon
1982–1985 Chevrolet Cavalier Type 10 Hatchback

The Cavalier first went on sale in May 1981 as a 1982 model with front-wheel-drive,[2] a choice of two carbureted versions of the GM 122 series four-cylinder pushrod engines, and 2 and 4-door sedan, hatchback, and station wagon body styles. Convertibles were added in 1983, initial production totaling less than 1000. The Cavalier name originated from GM's then-British subsidiary Vauxhall, who applied it to badge engineered variants of the Opel Ascona, the third generation of which was the first J-body car to be released.

1983 Cavaliers offered throttle bodyfuel injection, and a V6 engine became available in 1984. The 1984 models received a mild facelift featuring quad headlights. Z24 was introduced in 1985 for 1986 model year coupe and hatchback configurations.


  • 1982: 1.8 L L46 carbureted OHV I4
  • 1983-1986: 2.0 L LQ5 TBI OHV I4
  • 1987–1989: 2.0 L LL8 TBI OHV I4
  • 1985–1989: 2.8 L LB6 MPFI OHV V6

Second generation (1988)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Second generation
88-90 Chevrolet Cavalier sedan.jpg
Model years1988–1994
AssemblyLordstown, Ohio, United States
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico (1990-1994)
DesignerIrvin Rybicki (1984)[3]
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible
4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
RelatedBuick Skyhawk
Cadillac Cimarron
Oldsmobile Firenza
Pontiac Sunbird
Opel Ascona
Vauxhall Cavalier
Engine2.0 L LL8I4 (gasoline)
2.2 L LM3 I4 (gasoline)
2.2 L LN2 I4 (gasoline)
2.8 L LB6V6 (gasoline)
3.1 L LH0 V6 (gasoline)
Transmission5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Wheelbase1988–89: 101.2 in (2,570 mm)
1990–94: 101.3 in (2,573 mm)
Length1988–89: 178.6 in (4,536 mm)
1988–89 Wagon: 178.8 in (4,542 mm)
1990–94: 182.3 in (4,630 mm)
1990–94 Wagon: 181.1 in (4,600 mm)
Width66.3 in (1,684 mm)
1988–89 Sedan/Coupe/Wagon: 66.0 in (1,676 mm)
Height1988–1991 Coupe & 1990–91 Convertible: 52.0 in (1,321 mm)
1988–1991 Sedan: 53.6 in (1,361 mm)
1988–89 & 1992–95 Convertible: 52.2 in (1,326 mm)
1988–89 Wagon: 54.3 in (1,379 mm)
1990–91 Wagon: 54.1 in (1,374 mm)
1992–95 Wagon: 53.8 in (1,367 mm)
1992–95 Coupe: 51.9 in (1,318 mm)
1992–95 Sedan: 53.5 in (1,359 mm)
Curb weight2,359 lb (1,070 kg) (coupe)
2,363 lb (1,072 kg) (sedan)
2,271 lb (1,030 kg) (RS coupe)
2,414 lb (1,095 kg) (RS sedan)
2,558 lb (1,160 kg) (Z24 coupe)
2,665 lb (1,209 kg) (Z24 convertible)

The Cavalier was restyled in 1987 for the 1988 model year.[4] The three-door hatchback was dropped, while the coupe, sedan, wagon and convertible carried over. The sedan and wagon were unchanged from the doors back, while the coupe's exterior was completely redesigned. This resulted in different trunk designs for the coupe and sedan. Three trim levels were available for 1988: VL, RS, and Z24. The convertible was only available as a Z24. The VL and RS came standard with the 2.0 L OHV L4 engine, now upgraded to throttle-body injection, or TBI, producing 90 hp (67 kW), while the 2.8 L V6 producing 125 hp (93 kW) was optional on the RS and standard on the Z24.[5] With two-door models, a 5-speed manual transmission was standard and a 3-speed automatic was optional, however the 3-speed automatic was made standard on sedans and wagons. An electronic dashboard was available with the RS and Z24 trims.

1989 Cavalier Z24 convertible

For 1989, the steering column was redesigned. The new self-aligning steering wheel was designed so as to reduce injuries in a collision by bending to conform to the driver's chest. Also, rear shoulder belts became standard on all models. RS and Z24 custom cloth seating received a new style of front bucket seats with integral headrests. The optional V6 was retooled to 130 hp.[6]

For 1990, the base engine was enlarged to a 2.2 L OHV L4, and power increased to 95 horsepower (71 kW). Door-mounted automatic front seatbelts were added due to US passive restraint legislation. The optional V6 engine was also upgraded to the 3.1 L V6 and 140 horsepower.[7] The convertible was dropped from availability to prevent internal competition with a planned Beretta convertible. However, the Beretta convertible was shelved at the eleventh hour, before a 1990 Cavalier convertible could be prepared.

The 1991 Cavalier got a more extensive restyling that involved a new hood, bumpers, headlights, taillights, wheel covers and a redesigned interior, however with the body style remaining unchanged. Most notably, the cooling system was redesigned to draw air from the bumper, giving it a Ford Taurus-style bumper and grille-less nose. The new bumpers were unpainted, with the option to have them colored grey, black or white; the latter only available on white-colored models. The RS and the Z24 eschewed this for a color keyed body package. Z24 models also gained the options for a height adjustable driver's seat and a CD player. The platform and trim lines were carried over, while the convertible was brought back mid-year in the RS trim only with the V6 standard.[8]

Minor changes for 1991 also included the Alpha Tech ignition lock cylinder, which incorporated a dual-bit key that was larger and thicker in size in comparison to the old single-bit lock cylinder system that had been used for years. The lock system was intended to be a stronger deterrent to vehicle theft, but constant problems were reported with the lock jamming. It was dropped after an improved dual-bit single key system was introduced for the 1995 model year and redesign.

For 1992, the 2.2 L OHV standard engine adopted multi-point fuel injection, or MPFI to improve output to 110 horsepower (82 kW), however unlike the SFI version of the 2.2L in the Chevrolet Corsica.[9] The convertible was now available in both RS and Z24 trims, with the V6 standard in the Z24 and optional with the RS. Antilock brakes were added as a standard feature, as Delco Moraine had managed to develop a low-cost system. Power locks were also standard, and were designed to automatically lock when the car is shifted out of park, or if the car is traveling at least 8 miles per hour in manual transmission equipped Coupe models.

Model year 1993 brought minimal changes to the Cavalier line. The convertibles receive a glass rear window, allowing rear window defrost as an option.[10] Also, General Motors received a new grille for the final time in this generation of the Chevrolet Cavalier.

1994 Cavalier Z24 Convertible

1994 models were also carryovers, as a redesign of the Cavalier was in development. The VL trim was dropped on the wagon, while the 2.2 L OHV L4 was now converted to the SFI version found in the Corsica, which delivered an output of 120 horsepower.[11] Additional changes included a slightly redesigned climate control interface and the power locking system being again redesigned: the doors would still lock automatically when put into gear, but they would also unlock automatically when the ignition was switched off.


The Chevrolet Cavalier was introduced in Mexico in model year 1990 to replace the Chevrolet Celebrity, which had been until then the entry point to the Mexican GM lineup. The initial offering consisted only of a 4 door sedan with a 2.8 L MPFI V6 with a 5 speed manual gearbox, or a 3 speed automatic as an option.

For 1991, it got the same redesign as in the United States and was now also offered as a coupé. The coupé Cavalier Z24 was also introduced in Mexico with a 3.1 L V6, with both manual or automatic transmissions. For 1992 the Mexican Cavalier continued unchanged.

For 1993, the Mexican Chevrolet Cavalier adopted the aesthetics from the Pontiac Sunbird. For 1993 and 1994, the Cavaliers sold there featured Sunbird body panels, as opposed to US-spec Cavalier panels and the Mexican Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 took on the appearance of the Pontiac Sunbird GT sold in the United States. No wagons and convertibles were offered in Mexico.

Third generation (1995)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Third generation
2000-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier sedan.jpg

2000–2002 Cavalier sedan

Also calledToyota Cavalier (Japan)
ProductionAugust 1994–October 2005[12]
Model years1995–2005
AssemblyLordstown, Ohio, United States
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico
DesignerChuck Jordan (1991)[13]
Body style2-door convertible
2-door coupe
4-door sedan
RelatedPontiac Sunfire
Transmission3-speed 3T40automatic
4-speed 4T40-E automatic
5-speed Getrag F23manual
5-speed Getrag 282 manual
5-speed Isuzu manual
Wheelbase104.1 in (2,644 mm)
Length1995–97: 180.3 in (4,580 mm)
1998–2002: 180.7 in (4,590 mm)
2003–05: 180.9 in (4,595 mm)
Width2-Door: 68.7 in (1,745 mm)
4-Door: 67.9 in (1,725 mm)
Height1995–97 Coupe: 53.2 in (1,351 mm)
1995–97 Sedan: 54.8 in (1,392 mm)
1995–97 Convertible: 53.9 in (1,369 mm)
1998–2005 Coupe: 53.0 in (1,346 mm)
1998–99 Convertible: 54.1 in (1,374 mm)
1998–2005 Sedan: 54.7 in (1,389 mm)
2000–02 Convertible: 53.7 in (1,364 mm)
Curb weight2,562–2,900 lb (1,162–1,315 kg)
SuccessorChevrolet Cobalt (For United States and Canada)
Chevrolet Optra (For Mexico)
1995–1999 Chevrolet Cavalier convertible (Z24)
1995–1999 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe (RS and Base)
2000–2002 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe (RS and LS Sport)
2000-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 coupe
2003-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe (Base, LS)
2000-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe, rear view
2003-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe, rear view

The Cavalier received its first total redesign for 1995, with expanded dimensions and more aerodynamic styling, incorporating minor design cues from the fourth generation Chevrolet Camaro. Some of the basic styling cues remained however, such as the bumper-integrated grille and the coupes' dipped beltline. Coupe, sedan, and convertible options were offered, however the wagon model was discontinued. The car now had the available option of 15 and 16 inch wheels. By 1997, the Cavalier became the best selling car within the entire GM lineup.

For the third generation, powertrain options were limited to inline-four engines. The option for a V6 engine, which had been available in the first and second generation, was dropped and replaced by a new four-cylinder of similar power output. Base and RS models still retained the 2.2-litre pushrod four-cylinder engine (2.2 L OHV) of the previous models, which was primarily mated to a 3-speed automatic, but was available with 5-speed manual in the two-door models, in particular the RS models. As of 1996 a new 4-speed automatic became available in any trim; this had originally been intended to be introduced along with the redesign but General Motors' cash shortage delayed it.[14] The Z24 and LS convertible used the 2.3 L LD2 Quad-4 engine in 1995, but they received a new engine in 1996, the 2.4 liter DOHC LD9. This engine could also be special ordered on a 4 door LS model. This engine produced 150 hp (112 kW) and 155 lb⋅ft (210 N⋅m) of torque and was used until 2002.

In 2000, the car gained a minor facelift consisting of bigger headlights and an improved grille, lost the "CHEVROLET" text badge at the trunklid and gained a new "CAVALIER" badge along with new "five spoke" hubcaps. The 2.4-litre engine came mated standard with the Getrag F23 5-speed manual transmission on the Z24 models, or with the optional 4-speed automatic on both the Z24 and the LS models. The Z24 only came in two-door coupe models until 2001 and featured a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch tires, alloy wheels and improved interior electronics. Aesthetically little changed from the other models other than a ground effects kit and taller rear spoiler. In 2000 a 4-door Z24 Sedan debuted, featuring the same mechanics but having a less sporty body. The Z24 trim also received several other upgrades including a wider front sway bar and FE2 Sports Suspension for better handling characteristics, and less aggressive ABS anti-lock braking system.

In 2002, the 3-speed automatic was dropped from the base models equipped with the 2.2, and the 4-speed automatic became the main offering across the entire lineup, with 5-speed still available in the two-door cars. Also, the RS was replaced by the LS Sport line, which featured the new Ecotec L61 motors with 140 hp (104 kW) and 150 lb⋅ft (203 N⋅m) torque. These engines improved fuel economy, featuring the same displacement as the GM 122 Pushrod Engine (2.2 L OHV) while maintaining most of the power of the older LD9 motors. The new Ecotec motors replaced the GM 122 Pushrod Engine (2.2 L OHV) in base models in 2003, and became the sole engine choice in the entire Cavalier line-up until 2005 when the Chevrolet Cavalier was replaced by the Chevrolet Cobalt.

A GM Eaton M45 Supercharger kit was also offered for the Z24 trim as well. The supercharger kit was developed and tested by General Motors and could only be installed at a GM dealer. This upgrade increased performance considerably due to a pressure of 4.7 PSI which in turn added approximately 40 hp (30 kW) and 40 lb⋅ft (54 N⋅m) of torque increase; raising the Z24's ratings to approximately 190 hp (142 kW) and 195 lb⋅ft (264 N⋅m) of torque.


The third generation Cavalier had two facelifts. There was a minor one in 1999 with new front and rear bumper fascias which included revised headlamps and taillamps for 2000 models.[15] There was a more extensive refresh in 2002 for the 2003 model year, which included a complete new front end design, revised taillamps with a full-width rear reflector, a new rear spoiler and rear bumper fascia.[16]


The third-generation Cavalier earned several low scores in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also, IIHS fatality risks statistics rated the Cavalier among the "highest rates of driver deaths", with 150 (four-door) to 171 (two-door) driver deaths per million registered vehicle years. Average for the Cavalier class (small) was 103 (four-door) to 134 (two-door) driver deaths per million registered vehicle years.[17]

The IIHS gave the 1995-2005 Cavalier a "poor" overall score in their frontal offset collision test.[18]

2005 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Crash Test Ratings (coupe):[19]

2002 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Crash Test Ratings (sedan):[20]

Toyota Cavalier[edit]

1998 Toyota Cavalier coupé (Japanese export model with amberrear turn signals, right hand driveand flecked red-grey interior)
Toyota Cavalier sedan (Japan)

As part of a wider effort to avoid additional restrictions on exports to the US, the third generation model was briefly sold in Japan by Toyota under an agreement with GM, badged as the Toyota Cavalier [ja].

Aside from the fact that it was right hand drive, the Toyota Cavalier also featured a leather-wrapped shift knob, steering wheel and park brake lever, wider front fenders, amber turn signals for Japanese regulations, power folding side mirrors, side turn signal repeater lights on the front fenders, and carpeting on the inside of the trunk lid. Interior seats were often flecked with color, and the rear seat had a fold-down armrest. Vehicles produced from February through December 1998 were available with a leather interior equipped with an automatic transmission only.

All models featured wheels borrowed from the Pontiac Sunfire. The Toyota Cavalier was available in 2.4G and 2.4Z trim levels. While all Chevrolet-badged Cavaliers received a facelift for 2000, the Toyota did as well with the updated center console, head-lights/hood/front bumper, tail-lights, and colors available. TRD made a body kit and rear wing for the Cavalier, available exclusively in Japan. The car was sold only at Toyota Store Japanese dealerships.

The Cavalier was not the only GM product sold in Japan; the Saturn S-series was sold at Saturn dealerships (some former Isuzu dealerships) from 1996 until 2003, and some Toyota Vista Stores also retailed Saturns.

The Cavalier was entirely produced by GM in the USA at the Lordstown Assembly location, and sold from 1995–2000. The 1996-2000 Toyota Cavaliers came equipped with the 2.4 L LD9 engine, while the 1995 used the 2.3 L Quad 4. Due to the engine displacement and width dimensions (1,740 mm (69 in) for the coupe, 1,735 mm (68 in) for the sedan) exceeding Japanese government regulations concerning exterior dimensions and maximum engine displacement, it was not considered a "compact" so it was sold as a "normal-class car" like the Toyota Mark II and Nissan Skyline. Prices for the coupe started at 2 million yen for the coupe, and 1.81 million yen for the sedan. the final Toyota Cavalier was imported in 2000.

Toyota Cavalier with amber side and rear turn signals

The introduction of the Toyota Cavalier was not the first time the Cavalier was sold in Japan. Yanase Co., Ltd., a Japanese retail dealership that started importing European and North American vehicles soon after the end of World War II, sold various GM products including the Cavalier. When the decision was made to sell the Cavalier as a Toyota, this disrupted operations at Yanase. When the Toyota Cavalier was cancelled, Yanase continued to sell Chevrolet and other GM products. Yanase also provides complete maintenance services for all vehicles sold.

Due to higher than typically average vehicle inspection costs, a fair number of these vehicles are re-exported as Japanese used cars, most notably to Australia and New Zealand. Production of the Toyota Cavalier ceased in June 2000. Despite Toyota making considerable efforts to sell the Cavalier on the domestic market, the Japanese public perceived the quality of workmanship to not be up to the standard typically expected of locally built cars.[21] The car was also introduced while Japan was in a recession following the 1991 collapse of the Japanese asset price bubble or "bubble economy."


Most Cavaliers were built at Lordstown Assembly, although they have also been produced at South Gate Assembly (1982 model year only), Lansing Car Assembly (1996-1998 coupes), Lansing Craft Centre (1996-2000 convertibles), Janesville Assembly, Ramos Arizpe, and Leeds Assembly. This car was discontinued in 2005, the last Cavalier rolled off the assembly line on October 6, 2005.

Fourth generation (2016)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Chevrolet reintroduced the Cavalier name on a new China-only compact sedan below the Cruze, with the Chinese name being Chevrolet Kewozi (科沃兹).[24] The Cavalier was introduced at the 2016 Chengdu Auto Show on September 2, 2016. It was developed on the same platform as the first generation Cruze, the Delta II platform, and uses the 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine that powers many compact GM models in China, including the Chevrolet Sail. Its pricing sets the Cavalier exactly between the smaller Sail and the more modern second generation Cruze. Deliveries started in September, with almost 10,000 units sold in its first month, but there are indications the Cavalier cannibalizes sales of the similarly priced first generation Cruze, which continues to be sold in China. As of 2018, the fourth generation Cavalier is also sold in Mexico with the same name, replacing the Chevrolet Sonic.[23] There, the 1.5 L engine produces 107 hp (80 kW) and 104 lb⋅ft (141 N⋅m) torque.

The Cavalier was updated for the 2020 model year for Mexico with minor changes, adding three new colors, new alloy design, four airbags and ABS brakes, three-point seatbelts, and stability control as well as minor changes to the interior for the LT trim line including a 7" with Chevrolet myLink and Smartphone Integration for Apple CarPlay. The 2020 Cavalier went on sale on 23 September 2019.[25] In 2019, the car was discontinued in the Chinese domestic market after being replaced by the Chevrolet Monza, while it continued to be exported.

Fifth generation (2022)[edit]

The fifth-generation Cavalier will be sold in Mexico starting in late 2021, as a 2022 model. It is a rebadged version of the Chevrolet Monza sedan produced in China. Reflecting the new engine, it is now known as the Cavalier Turbo.[26]


Year United States China Mexico
1982 58,904
1983 268,587
1984 462,611
1985 383,752
1986 432,101
1987 346,254
1988 322,939
1989 376,626
1990 310,501
1991 326,847
1992 225,633
1993 251,590
1994 254,426
1995 151,669
1996 261,686
1997 315,136
1998 238,861
2016 50,786[27]
2017 189,459
2018 252,108 16,255[28]
2019 101,765 13,141[29]
2020 39,261 6,270[30]

Engines used[edit]

  • 1982 — 1.8 L OHV 2-barrel inline-4, 88 horsepower
  • mid 1982–1984 — 2.0 L OHV 2-barrel inline-4, 90 horsepower
  • 1983–1989 — 2.0 L OHV TBI inline-4, 86 horsepower (1983–1984), 88 horsepower (1985–1986), 90 horsepower (1987–89)
  • 1985–1989 — 2.8 L OHV MPFI V6, 120-130 horsepower (125 in 1985, 120 in 1986, 130 in 1987, 125 in 1988, and 130 in 1989)
  • 1990–1994 — 2.8 L OHV MPFI V6, 130 horsepower (Mexico and Venezuela only, *Colombia used a version of 116 hp.
  • 1990–1991 — 2.2 L OHV TBI inline-4, 95 horsepower (71 kW)
  • 1990–1994 — 3.1 L OHV MPFI V6, 140 horsepower (100 kW)
  • 1992–2002 — 2.2 L OHV MPFI L4, 110 horsepower (1992–93), 120 horsepower (1994–97, 1994 upgrade to SFI), 115 horsepower (1998–2002)
  • 1995 — 2.3 L DOHC MPFI Quad 4, 150 horsepower (110 kW)
  • 1996–2002 — 2.4 L DOHC SFI L4, 150 horsepower (110 kW)
  • 2002–2005 — 2.2 L DOHC Ecotec SFI L4, 140 horsepower (100 kW)


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External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Cavalier

Cavalier a chevy

Chevrolet Cavalier

Car classification

Compact car

Body style

2DR Coupe
4DR Sedan
4DR Wagon (until 1994)
2DR Convertible


5-speed manual
3-speed automatic (LS)


180.3" x 67.9" (sedan)
180.3" x 68.7" (coupe/convertible)


6 (Z24, until 1994)

Engine size

2.2 liters
2.3 liters (1995 Z24)


150 (1995 Z24)


25/37 (base)
25/32 (LS)
22/32 (1995 Z24)

During Geo's years in the market from 1989 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2003, the Cavalierwas Chevrolet's entry-level car.

Year-to-year changes[]


During its second generation, the Chevrolet Cavalier consisted of a 2-door convertible (RS only), 2-door coupe (RS, VL and Z24 V6), 4-door sedan (RS and VL), and a 4-door station wagon (RS and VL).


A new 6-cylinder Z24 convertible was added to the Cavalier's lineup in 1992.


The 3.1-liter V6 engine and the station wagon models were no longer available after this model year. The last of these models went on sale through early 1995.


Like its Pontiac Sunfire sibling, the Cavalier was all-new for 1995. The latest edition in this million-selling low-priced car line featured a wider track and a longer wheelbase, improvements that were intended to give it a comfort and handling advantage over such competing models as the Ford Escort, Nissan Sentra/200SX, Dodge/Plymouth Neon and Toyota Corolla.

After it was unveiled at the New York International Automobile Show on March 30, 1994, the all-new Cavalier was launched in stages. The base Cavalier coupes and sedans, formerly the VL, plus the midlevel LS (formerly RS) sedans were priced in July 1994, with sales beginning in September 1994. They were powered by a slightly revised version of the 1994 models' 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine. Unveiled on February 10, 1995, the performance-oriented 4-cylinder Z24 coupes and convertibles (both formerly RS) featured 2.3-liter Quad 4 powerplants.

A 5-speed manual transmission was standard on all Cavalier models except for the sedans (including the LS) and the convertible, which had a 3-speed automatic as standard. A 4-speed automatic was optional on all models, particularly Quad 4 models.

Standard features on all models included 4-wheel antilock brake system (ABS), dual airbags, twin sport mirrors, cloth upholstery with Scotchgard, variable-speed wipers and power steering. LS models included air conditioning, 15-in. wheels and tires, tachometer and special body molding.

With the RS discontinued, performance enthusiasts were soon able to order the hotter Z24 with its standard 16-in. wheels and tires, upgraded suspension settings for sportier handling, 150-horsepower Quad 4 engine (10 hp more than last year's V6) and sporty looks.


The 1996 models went on sale in September 1995 with no changes to the trim levels.


The convertible continued sales through the 2000 model year.

Retail prices[]

2DR Coupe[]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 VL $7,995 February 10, 1991
1991 RS $9,065 February 10, 1991
1991 Z24 V6 $12,050 February 10, 1991
1992 VL $8,899 October 13, 1991
1992 RS $9,999 October 13, 1991
1992 Z24 V6 $12,995 October 13, 1991
1994 VL $8,970 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 RS $10,840 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 Z24 V6 $13,995 $475 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $10,060 $485 July 4, 1994
1995 Z24 $13,810 $485 January 3, 1995
1996 Base $10,500 $495 September 4, 1995
1996 Z24 $14,200 $495 September 4, 1995
1997 Base $10,980 $500 July 27, 1997
1997 RS $12,225 $500 July 27, 1997
1997 Z24 $14,465 $500 July 27, 1997

4DR Sedan[]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 VL $8,270 February 10, 1991
1991 RS $9,265 February 10, 1991
1992 VL $8,999 October 13, 1991
1992 RS $10,199 October 13, 1991
1994 VL $9,120 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 RS $11,440 $475 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $10,265 $485 July 4, 1994
1995 LS $12,465 $485 July 4, 1994
1996 Base $10,700 $495 September 4, 1995
1996 LS $12,900 $495 September 4, 1995
1997 Base $11,180 $500 July 27, 1997
1997 LS $13,380 $500 July 27, 1997

4DR Wagon[]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1991 VL $9,225 February 10, 1991
1991 RS $10,270 February 10, 1991
1992 VL $10,099 October 13, 1991
1992 RS $11,199 October 13, 1991
1994 RS $11,590 $475 December 17, 1993

2DR Convertible[]

Model year Trim level List price Destination charge Effective date
1992 RS $15,395 October 13, 1991
1992 Z24 V6 $18,305 October 13, 1991
1994 RS $16,995 $475 December 17, 1993
1994 Z24 V6 $19,995 $475 December 17, 1993
1995 LS $17,210 $485 April 28, 1995
1996 LS $17,500 $495 September 4, 1995
1997 LS $17,935 $500 July 27, 1997

All 1994 models still remained in the North American market until at least 1996, especially as late as in May.


Video Clips[]

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