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Encyclopedia > Chevrolet Cobalt
Chevrolet Cobalt
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 2005–present
Assembly Lordstown, Ohio
Predecessor Chevrolet Cavalier
Class Compact
Body style(s) 2-door coupe
4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Platform GM Delta platform
Engine(s) 2.0 L supercharged LSJ I4
2.2 L L61 I4
2.4 L LE5 I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed Getrag F23 manual
4-speed 4T45 automatic
Wheelbase 262.4 cm (103.3 in)
Length 458.5 cm (180.5 in) (coupe)
457.9 cm (180.3 in) (sedan)
Width 172 cm (67.9 in)
Height 145 cm (57.1 in)
Fuel capacity 49 L (13 US gal)
Related Chevrolet HHR
Saturn ION
Pontiac G5
Opel Astra

The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car introduced by Chevrolet in 2004 for the 2005 model year. The Cobalt replaced the Cavalier as Chevrolet's compact car. The Cobalt is intended to compete with compact cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 381 pixel Image in higher resolution (1648 × 784 pixel, file size: 130 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chevrolet Cobalt Metadata... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or GMC is the worlds 2nd largest auto company by sales revenue as of the first sales quarter of 2007 (behind Toyota); but remains the largest in total number of vehicles sold. ... 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It is available as both a coupe and sedan and is based upon the GM Delta platform, along with the Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac G5, Saturn ION, Saturn (Opel) Astra, Opel Zafira (a seven seat van). All Cobalts are currently manufactured at GM's Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Although the EPA lists the Cobalt as a subcompact, the Cobalt is still a compact car. 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... A Toyota Camry, a recognizable sedan The Ford Five Hundred, a full-sized sedan The 3-box design, indicative of a notchback sedan, as illustrated on a full-size luxury sedan. ... Delta is General Motors new compact front-wheel drive automobile and crossover SUV platform, replacing the GM J platform and the Z platform used by the Saturn S-Series. ... The Chevrolet HHR (for Heritage High Roof) is a small retro-look compact crossover SUV launched by the Chevrolet division of American automaker General Motors at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2006 model. ... The Pontiac G5 (United States) / G5 Pursuit (Canada) / G4 (Mexico) is a compact car introduced by Pontiac in 2004 for the 2005 model year. ... The Saturn ION is a compact car sold by General Motors Saturn marque. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or GMC is the worlds 2nd largest auto company by sales revenue as of the first sales quarter of 2007 (behind Toyota); but remains the largest in total number of vehicles sold. ... Lordstown Complex East and Lordstown Metal Center (formerly known as Lordstown Assembly) are part of a General Motors automobile factory in Lordstown, Ohio. ... Lordstown is a village located in Trumbull County, Ohio. ... EPA redirects here. ... A subcompact car is a car in a vehicle size class smaller than a compact car, but larger than a microcar. ...

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Specifications

The front suspension is independent with MacPherson struts, while a semi-independent torsion bar is used in the rear. The wheelbase is 103.3 in (262.4 cm), longer than its competitors, and the width is 68.4 in (173.8 cm). Weight is average in-class, at 2681 lb for the coupe and 2747 lb for the sedan. (1216-1246 kg), and best EPA fuel economy is 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway (9.4/6.9  L/100 km). The car is notable for its use of an electric power steering system developed by Koyo Seiko, rather than a conventional hydraulic system. It is built at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ... A simple MacPherson strut suspension on the left front wheel of a rear-wheel drive vehicle. ... Torsion beam suspension, also known as a torsion bar or torsion spring suspension, is a vehicle suspension system. ... Power steering is a system for reducing the steering effort on cars by using an external power source to assist in turning the wheels. ... Koyo Seiko merged with Toyoda Machine Works Jan. ... Lordstown is a village located in Trumbull County, Ohio. ...


Year-to-year changes

  • 2006: A non-supercharged Cobalt SS was added to the lineup. This car is equipped with a 2.4 L naturally-aspirated Ecotec inline-4. The LS became the base model while the LT was marketed as a mid-range package; the top level trim was now the LTZ.
  • 2007: Both engines were retuned for more power while retaining the same fuel economy. The 2.2 L Ecotec is now rated at 110 kW (148 hp) with the 2.4 L Ecotec rated at 130 kW (173 hp). Other changes include a new console, new steering wheel and new radio head unit that features an audio input jack. In addition, all models except the LS and LT1 now use a 5x110 wheel bolt pattern. The LS and LT1 retained the standard 4x100. In addition, the 2007 model year marked the introduction of a new 32-bit computer that replaced the 16-bit unit from 2006.
  • 2008: Supercharged SS dropped from the model lineup, while the SS coupe and SS sedan were renamed to "Sport Coupe" and "Sport Sedan" respectively. XM Radio, curtain air bags for improved safety, and MP3 player are now standard instead of options. StabiliTrak stability control system introduced. Other changes include the adding and removing of several exterior and interior colors.

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Performance

The Cobalt is available with the SS performance package. There are two engine choices: the naturally-aspirated 2.4 L Ecotec rated at 171 bhp (129 kW) and the 2.0 L supercharged Ecotec engine rated at 205 bhp (153 kW). GM currently offers dealer-installed performance upgrade packages called "stage kits" that are covered by factory warranty. The Stage 1 kit consists of new fuel injectors and a reprogram of the ECU, and yields up to a 30 bhp (22 kW) improvement. The Stage 2 kit consists of new fuel injectors and the same reprogram with a smaller serpentine belt and pulley for the supercharger, producing a 40 bhp (30 kW ) improvement and 30 ft·lbf(40 Nm ) of torque. Both stage 1 and 2 kits increase the engine redline to 7000 rpm. The Stage 3 kit consists of a smaller, 76 mm (2.79 in) supercharger pulley, a 2-pass intercooler end plate and a customizable replacement ECU. The Stage 3 ECU allows for the use of a 50-shot of nitrous, 100 octane fuel and an adjustable redline from 6750 to 8000 rpm. Stage 3 produces 248 bhp using 93 octane fuel, up to 260 bhp using 100 octane fuel, and much higher bhp with nitrous. Stage 3 is for off-road use only. 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Super Sport, or SS, is an option package offered by Chevrolet on many of its vehicle lines since 1961. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... ECU may refer to: European Currency Unit Electronic Control Unit or Engine Control Unit East Carolina University Edith Cowan University Extreme Close-up This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... ECU may refer to: European Currency Unit Electronic Control Unit or Engine Control Unit East Carolina University Edith Cowan University Extreme Close-up This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... ECU may refer to: European Currency Unit Electronic Control Unit or Engine Control Unit East Carolina University Edith Cowan University Extreme Close-up This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


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Engines

Years Engine Power Torque
2005–2006 2.2 L Ecotec L61 I4 145 hp (108 kW) 155 ft·lbf (210 N·m)
2007-present 2.2 L Ecotec L61 I4 148 hp (108 kW) 155 ft·lbf (210 N·m)
2005–2007 2.0 L Ecotec LSJ supercharged I4 205 hp (153 kW) 200 ft·lbf
2006 2.4 L Ecotec LE5 I4 171 hp (128 kW) 163 ft·lbf (221 N·m)
2007-present 2.4 L Ecotec LE5 I4 173 hp (128 kW) 163 ft·lbf (221 N·m)

Ecotec is the name of a straight-4 piston engine made by General Motors since 2000. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Ecotec is the name of a straight-4 piston engine made by General Motors since 2000. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Ecotec is the name of a straight-4 piston engine made by General Motors since 2000. ... For other meanings, see supercharger (disambiguation) A supercharger (sometimes called a blower), a positive displacement or centrifugal pump, is a gas compressor used to pump air into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Ecotec is the name of a straight-4 piston engine made by General Motors since 2000. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... Ecotec is the name of a straight-4 piston engine made by General Motors since 2000. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ...

Sales

Model Year Sales
2005 212,667
2006 211,449

Racing

Chevrolet Cobalts are currently used in the KONI Challenge Series. The KONI Challenge Series (commonly known as Grand-Am Cup) is a touring car series run by the Grand American Road Racing Association. ...


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Chevrolet Cobalt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (457 words)
The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car introduced by Chevrolet in 2004 for the 2005 model year.
It is available as both a coupe and sedan and is based upon the GM Delta platform, along with the Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac G5, Saturn ION, and European Opel Astra.
All Cobalts are manufactured at GM's Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
CanadianDriver: First Drive - 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt (1397 words)
Both Cobalt and Pursuit come in four-door sedan and two-door coupe bodystyles, but the Cobalt coupe won't be available until the end of the year, and the Pursuit coupe won't arrive until the middle of next year.
Cobalt LS sedans and coupes ($19,795) add alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, door locks and mirrors, uplevel radio, cruise control and sportier seats.
Cobalt LT sedans ($22,995) (coupes are not offered in the LT trim level) add leather seats, woodgrain trim, 4-speed automatic transmission, 16 inch alloy wheels and Pirelli P6 tires, premium Pioneer stereo with 10 inch subwoofer and six speakers, fog lamps, and appearance package.
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