MANY NEW FEATURES ENHANCE 2000 CAVALIERChevrolet Cavalier receives a fresh new look for the 2000 model year along wîth a number of exterior, interior, mechanical and electrical enhancements.
'The more you know about Cavalier, the better it looks,' said Steve Wagg, Chevrolet Cavalier brand manager. 'We're enhancing the look and features of Cavalier to help it maintain its number one status for General Motors as the corporation's best-selling car line for 12 of the last 16 years.'
For 2000, Cavalier models include a Coupe, Sedan, LS Sedan, Z24 Coupe and Z24 Convertible.
Chevy consumer research reveals that Cavalier owners take pride in the exterior styling of their cars. So Chevy designers enhanced the Cavalier look for the 2000 model year wîth new body-color fascias on all models, attractive new taillamps and forward-lighting headlamp lenses. Other new exterior enhancements include:
• 14- and 15-inch wheel covers
• 15- and 16-inch aluminum wheels
• Z24 rear spoiler wîth more aggressive appearance than previous model
• Hood and decklid Chevrolet 'bowtie' badges.
Two new colors have been added for 2000 as well: Dark Colorado Green Metallic and Últra Silver Metallic.
Cavalier's passenger environment has been improved wîth a number of thoughtful enhancements that make for more comfortable traveling. Features like a new instrument cluster, wîth high accuracy gauges, and an illuminated automatic shift indicator plate in the center console make it easy for the driver to monitor vital vehicle readings.
For 2000, Cavalier has a new line of radios. On the uplevel sound system, Radio Data System (RDS) technology is a standard feature. This new technology permits traffic and weather bulletins to interrupt radio, cassette and CD programming so important information won't be missed. Also, at the push of a button, it can switch the radio's clock to the correct time when changing time zones. All radios in Cavalier have thoughtfully been relocated above the HVAC controls for improved ergonomics and have increased power by 20 watts per channel.
Other new audio features include:
Automatic radio theft-deterrent system wîth flashing LED (light-emitting diode) on the uplevel system
New delayed radio operation continues to play the radio until the driver door is opened or ten minutes after the vehicle's ignition is turned off
Optional dual-play cassette and CD player.
It seems a car can never have enough cup holders, that's why Cavalier engineers designed three cup holders into the new center console (one of which is removable and can accommodate today's 'super-size' drinks) and two in the rear-seat armrest. The new center console also features a convenient coin holder and designated slots for audio cassettes and CD storage.
Functionally, a new standard antilock braking system has been incorporated to provide smoother operation when needed. A new manual transmission and shifter has a more precise shift feel and a smoother shift into reverse. And both Cavalier engines — the standard 2.2 liter L4 and optional 2.4 liter twin cam — have new Multec II fuel injectors for improved driveability, emissions and reliability. Traction Control is also available wîth the four-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Electrical changes include a new content theft security alarm system packaged wîth the optional Remote Keyless Entry and power door locks. The new remote key fob includes a panic button, which blows the horn and flashes the interior domelight and exterior Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). Alockout protection feature, on vehicles wîth power door locks, prevents accidental lockout when the key is in the ignition.
Along wîth young, first-time buyers, Cavalier largely attracts women buyers who make up nearly 70 percent of its buyers. Safety is generally an important consideration for these individuals when shopping for a new vehicle. Cavalier meets that need wîth many standard safety and security features, including:
Four-wheel, antilock braking system (ABS)
Dual air bags*
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Reinforced safety-cage construction
Child security rear-door locks (Sedan only)
Adjustable upper safety belt anchors
Power window lockout (Sedan only)
PASSlock® II theft-deterrent system
A few other standard features on 2000 Cavalier include:
Rear window defogger
Breakaway outside rearview mirrors, platinum-tip spark plugs that last up to 100,000 miles† and extended-life coolant that does not need to be changed for five years or 150,000 miles†.
Chevy Cavalier Convertible by BCBG Max Azria
The Chevy Cavalier Convertible styled by BCBG's Max Azria is a one-of-a-kind concept vehicle that reflects the designer's 'Bon Chic, Bon Genre' (good style, good attitude), sleek and simple design sensibility. It features a brushed-nickel exterior paint treatment and a white, Corvette-quality convertible top. Inside, white leather seats, a dashboard and carpet in graphite tones, and a satin-nickel finish on the gearshift create the feel of an ultimate cruising convertible. Retro rear wheel skirts complete the BCBG Cavalier Convertible's contemporary, yet timeless, look.
Designing the Cavalier was both a rewarding and educational experience for Azria. 'I was surprised to see the design process GM uses for cars is exactly the same as the one we use for garments. So, I approached designing the Cavalier in the same way Ido my designs:by getting to know my customer and studying what she wants.'
Steve Wagg, Cavalier brand manager, said Azria is an ideal fit for the car. 'Cavalier drivers are very style-conscious and trendsetting,' said Wagg. 'Max is one of the major trendsetters in American fashion. He encompasses all that is modern.'
*Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even wîth air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the owner's manual for more safety information.
†Maintenance needs vary wîth different uses and driving conditions. See owner's manual for more information.