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Chev's new baby breaks cover

2004-09-21 10:01

The Chevrolet Matiz M3X will go into production in the first half of 2005.

It features short body overhangs, steeply rising shoulder lines and converging feature lines in the engine hood. A roof spoiler underlines the sporty look of the car, as do the twin, centrally positioned exhaust pipes and the large 16-inch alloy wheels with their double-spoke design.

Side indicators are located below the front headlamps and for added safety in the side mirrors.

It also has a large, panoramic glass roof, which can be opened to provide plenty of fresh air.

A striking feature of the concept is its round LED front headlamp design, which is matched at the rear by its signature round taillights.

The car is only 3.5m long and 1.5m wide.

It comes with a 1.0-litre four-cylinder engine which generates 47 kW at 5 400 r/min.


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