On sale in the UK next spring, the Cruze is the first of Chevrolet's new wave of truly global products. Inside, Cruze features a twin-cockpit interior layout, with smart blue-backlit dials giving it an upmarket feel. The UK market specification will feature a range of 1.6 or 1.8-litre petrol engines, or a common-rail 2.0-litre diesel.
Chevrolet's first entry into the European seven-seat compact MPV market, the Orlando promises rugged styling, dynamic ride and handling, a high quality interior and a practical seven-seat 'theatre-style' seating layout that offers fantastic levels of practicality. While the Orlando is very much a show car in its current form, it signals the production intent of such a vehicle – a production model based on the concept will debut in 2009.
The production-ready version of the Chevrolet Volt E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) clearly illustrates GM's commitment to providing viable low emissions motoring. Powered at all times by an electric motor, but with a petrol engine to operate as a generator when the battery is depleted, the Volt has the ability to travel up to 40+ miles with absolutely no exhaust tailpipe emissions whatsoever. Unlike conventional electric cars, which have a limited range, the Volt's additional petrol engine means that the car can continue to run once the battery is discharged, as the engine then generates power to boost the battery that powers the electric motor.
The production Camaro makes its show debut at Paris, and features modern styling that is faithful to that of the original 1967 Camaro – a car with an important place in the history of American motoring. Despite its heritage-based styling, the Camaro is every inch the modern performance car, with an advanced chassis and a 400PS, 6.2-litre V8 engine. Sales of the Camaro begin in the USA next year, with European sales following in 2010.