2013 Chevrolet Cobalt SS | Review, Interior, Exterior, Price, Engine. – Now, Along with more efficient performance, the ’09 Cobalt offers customer focused enhancements that build on a package of choices, convenience and safety features that other competitors can’t match. And with an industry best five year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Best Pick” for safety and a lower MSRP than many popular competitors, it is no wonder the Cobalt is one of the most popular choices in the small car segment. It ranks third in new registrations in a field with 20 competitors.
“No matter how you compare it against the competition, it’s clear that Cobalt is a winner,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “Cobalt’s value is more than a competitive price and a long list of standard features. It’s in the performance, refinement and dependability of the car, as well as the wide range of model and option choices.”
If the Corvette caused jaws to drop, certainly the Cobalt SS heading the index will leave them on the floor. In this case, the Cobalt has found a particular sweet spot when it comes to balancing fuel economy with all-out performance. The turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec four, which has 260 bhp on tap, deserves the lion’s share of the credit with its EPA city rating of 22 mpg and its highway average of 30 mpg. Remember, this is the same engine that vaulted the Solstice GXP into the top 10 over its normally aspirated sibling. But also the work done by GM’s Performance Division on the car, including some heavy track time at the Nürburgring, pays huge dividends in the fun department. Not only is the car quick (0–60 in 5.5 sec.), it sticks as shown by its 0.92g on the skidpad and 72.4-mph slalom time. Throw in launch control, no-lift shifting and a range approaching 400 miles all for a sticker that’s under $25,000 and you have fast and frugal defined.
Chassis and suspension :
Cobalt features a strong foundation, rigid body structure, well-isolated chassis and low interior noise levels, thanks in part to the use of Quiet Steel laminated sheetmetal, a premium material not normally found on vehicles in the compact segment. Cobalt’s underbody uses high-strength steel as welded members in strategic locations for maximum strength, structural integrity, mass optimization and crashworthiness.
2013 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Engine :
2013 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Engine. – Cobalt LS and LT are equipped with a 2.2L Ecotec four-cylinder. It is rated at 155 horsepower (116 kW)* and 150 lb.-ft. of torque (203 Nm).* Variable valve timing is added to the 2.2L engine for ’09, enabling a dramatic increase in efficiency, as well as an approximate 5-percent increase in horsepower over the ’08 version.
The Cobalt SS uses a 2.0L Ecotec turbo engine that produces 260 horsepower (194 kW)* and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 Nm)*. That equates to 2.1 horsepower per cubic inch of displacement (130 hp / 97 kW per liter), making it the most powerful engine in the Ecotec family. Gasoline direct-injection technology helps the engine produce more power while maintaining lower fuel consumption.
2013 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Interior :
2013 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Interior. - Separate trim levels for each Cobalt model provide distinction and a tailored appearance. In keeping with Cobalt’s premium positioning, many features are standard, including air conditioning and electric rear defogger. Returning for ’09 is an AM/FM stereo radio and CD player with MP3 playback and auxiliary input jack; and driver information center. XM Satellite Radio is standard on all models.
GM premiered yesterday the new 2012 Chevrolet Cobalt Concept at the Buenos Aires International Auto show. Chevrolet says that the development of the 2012 Cobalt Concept revealed the importance of interior space. This means that the production version of the new Cobalt will probably offer more of it. The new 2012 Chevy Cobalt was designed to satisfy a variety of markets, and to offer plenty of comfort and luggage space for medium to long trips. Chevrolet equips the 2012 Cobalt concept with double headlights, LED fog lamps, and what seem to be LED taillamps. The concept of the 2012 Chevy Cobalt features a panoramic glass roof, which might not make its way into the production model. However, it might be offered as an optional extra. The 2012 Cobalt also features an interior ambient lighting system, with blue LED strips, that are meant to give a feeling of increased space. Source: zercustoms.com, autospectator.com, roadandtrack.com.