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2008-09-22 15:05
General Motors, Paris

General Motors' show stand at the upcoming Paris Motor Show will be bustling with the line-up including a new MPV concept, the production version of the Cruze and the Euro-spec Camaro…

The Orlando show car hints at Chevrolet's first seven-seater compact MPV designed specifically for the European market. Though still a show car, GM has said its production version that will be unveiled in 2009.

In production form, GM promises "rugged styling, dynamic ride and handling, a high-quality interior and a practical seven-seat 'theatre-style' seating layout."

Also making its production debut at the show is the all-new Cruze, the first of the next wave of what Chevrolet has tagged its "truly global products".

The sedan with a fashionable coupe-like roofline will, according to the manufacturer, have an interior imbued with high quality materials and an upmarket feel.

When it arrives in South Africa, Cruze should compete in the same league as Toyota's Corolla and VW's Jetta. 

Expect it in SA from early 2010 although engine details are yet to be announced.

The big news for muscle car fans will be European show debut of the Camaro. Sales of the 6.2-litre V8 Camaro begin in the US next year, with European sales following in 2010.

GMSA told Wheels24 in its Q&A session with Chevrolet that the chances of Camaro coming to South Africa are "very good indeed".

At the time, the manufacturer said Camaro was on GMSA's product plan although, this does not necessarily mean it will eventually be included in the product range.


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