GM announced the company will unveil a new Chevrolet compact car at an auto show this fall with production to begin early next year.

The future will be built on Delta compact car architecture at GM’s plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Under the hood there will be a new 1.4-liter global engine that develops between 120 and 140 hp. Sources say mileage could easily exceed 40 mpg.

The new engine will be shared among five nameplates: Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn, Opel and Daewoo, sources say. That means the Lordstown plant could build cars for export. The engine continues the trend that GM started with such cars as the Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red Line.

GM also announced it will keep building the Chevrolet Cobalt through June 2010 as a 2009 model. Also, the Chevrolet minicar, the Beat, will come to the United States.

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Source: Autoweek

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AK47  (1024) posted on 06.6.2008

But then the Nano goes for $2,500. I doubt this will cost that small amount.

AK47  (9) posted on 06.6.2008

Looks better than Tata Nono! it looks like it’s saying: "look at me, I’m a furious car"! smiley

AK47  (62) posted on 06.5.2008

that’s a really small car, but it looks great

AK47  (1) posted on 06.2.2008

I’ll tell you what isn’t compact...How hot this girl is!

http://www. maxim.com/hotties/semi _finalist_profile.aspx ?key=1472&isVideo=1

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