View Full Version : New Chevrolet Vectra

03-13-2005, 06:13 PM
This are the very first pics of the new Chevrolet Vectra, designed exclusivily by GM of Brazil for the Southamerican market. This car is different from the european Vectra, and uses the Astra platform. The engines expected are a 2.0 125hp and a 2.4 with 160-170hp.<p><A HREF="http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcars/carros/segredos/vectra-1g.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcar...g.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcars/carros/segredos/vectra-2g.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcar...g.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcars/carros/segredos/vectra-3g.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcar...g.jpg</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Charger at 7:34 PM 3/13/2005</i>

03-13-2005, 07:16 PM
Is it me or is this an euro astra sedan.

Soul Man
03-13-2005, 07:18 PM
since saturn seems to be turning into the U.S. counterpart of opel, and the astra from what i know doesnt come in a formal sedan, and theres a market in the states for a small sedan, i think theres a shot for this is a replacement to the ion.

03-13-2005, 09:16 PM
looks more like a redisign of the Chevy Cobalt, aimed at giving it more of an Opel face. Difficult to tell the shutlines b/c of the masking, but the shape of the C-pillar and the general proportions seem to agree with the Cobalt

03-13-2005, 09:19 PM
than again, on second glance, Ascariss might be right - it does look like the Astra III sedan - the shape of the Chevy grille is more simmilar to the Cobalt and makes the car look different with all the cladding

03-13-2005, 09:35 PM
The shape is very similar to the Cobalt, but its probably the Astra.

03-14-2005, 02:52 AM
the front and side screams Astra.. and the rear screams vectra..<br>this is the Astra sedan..<br>if that is going on sale as the vectra .. im going to scream..<br>2 vectras, 2 accords, 2 corollas, 2 of everything!

03-14-2005, 04:56 AM
I'm guessing it's just the sedan version of the Opel Astra, but with a slightly different face.<p>South America has a habit of making sedan version's of car's, that aren't sold in other market's and since there is no Astra sedan coming out of Europe, maybe Opel has left it to it's South American post, Chevrolet, to do the sedan version.<p>The previous Astra is still being sold here in Australia, as the Astra Classic in sedan, 5dr hatch and convertable, along side the new generation Astra.<p>Sales of the new generation Astra, have been low in Australia, partly because there is no sedan version of the new Astra.<p>Maybe Holden will look at this and bring it over as the new Astra sedan, as the sedan made up a large slice of Astra sales in Australia.<p>Having said that though, Holden sold 3,200 unit's of the new Astra last month, which is a good result, even without a sedan.

03-14-2005, 05:20 AM
Why are sedan versions of hatches so fugly?<p>The new Focus and 3 prove they dont have to be...this isnt very nice. Looks a little to much like the old Astra sedan from rear door back.

03-14-2005, 08:07 AM
This looks more like the new Astra sedan for south america... current south american Astra is getting older, so this new model could be a great success<p>new vecttra? too small I think!

03-14-2005, 08:08 AM
The skin may be very similar to an Euro Astra but the mechanicals are different. Specially a rumored flex fuel engine (Gasoline/alcohol and prepped for natural gas)

03-15-2005, 07:34 PM
Seems the Gm Brasil Plan is To replace The old Vectra, with a new Astra Based Sedan. <p>Thus It's Astra But It's Vectra :) <p>Could indeed Preview The Next Ion.

03-15-2005, 08:59 PM
This is the A3310 (new Astra hatch is 3300, Zafira 3370), expected to replace the old Vectra, which is matched by the new generation of C-segment sedans. It may have a longer wheelbase than the Astra hatch  the current Chevrolet Astra sedan already has the longer wheelbase of the new Astra, so the new Astra-based Vectra can be expected to be bigger than the old Vectra.

03-16-2005, 09:37 AM
so it looks like the ion/cobalt but actually it's a different car... does it make sense???

03-18-2005, 09:28 AM
I actually heard that this car is made for Russia...

03-18-2005, 10:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>erzhik</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I actually heard that this car is made for Russia... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>pretty sure this is for the south american market but it could be there in Russia in the future <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i don't think it's specifically made for the russian market

03-19-2005, 12:42 AM
The new Astra is in Russia, but the old sedan is a CKD of the brazilian Astra, called Chevrolet Viva.

03-19-2005, 06:04 AM
Too bad this can't be the replacement to the Saturn Ion. This car is bland but it's not the least bit ugly. The Cobalt isn't bad--not amazing--but not bad. GM is getting better in it's styling as long as they keep hands in Opel's cookie jar.

patrick van de riet
03-21-2005, 02:26 AM
I think this its a facelift for the Vectra, so all new Opel's have the new Opel look.