Chevrolet Groove

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Chevrolet Groove (concept)
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Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet (General Motors)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Body style 5-door wagon concept car
Layout FWD
Related Chevrolet Beat
Chevrolet Trax
Daewoo Kalos
Daewoo Matiz
GMC Granite
Powertrain
Engine 1.0 L diesel

The Chevrolet Groove is one of three small car concepts introduced on 4 April 2007 at the New York International Auto Show. [1] [2] [3]

The Groove showcases a new style of small car from General Motors. The mini car was completely designed by GM Daewoo in South Korea. [4] The Groove is powered by a 1.0 L diesel engine that is similar to the one powering the current Chevy Spark, a minicar sold in Asia. [5] [4]

The Chevrolet Beat and the Chevrolet Trax were also showcased to provide a vision for future designs in the GM subcompact segment. These three concepts could be voted on after their introduction on a special website. [6] In the end, both the Groove and Trax lost to the Beat, which is slated for production.

Both Beat and Trax were eventually green-lit for production. While the Groove was not, design language from it has found its way into the Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Orlando designs.

Nameplate usage

In October 2019, General Motors registered the 'Groove' nameplate in a trademark filing in Uruguay. [7] In 2020, SAIC-GM-Wuling will export the Baojun 510 to Latin America and the Middle East with the Chevrolet Groove nameplate. [8] [9]

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  8. "简直了!宝骏510换标雪佛兰,5万的SUV能卖10万?_配置" [Baojun 510 rebadged as a Chevrolet, the 50,000 yuan car would be sold 100,000 yuan?]. www.sohu.com. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
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