Chevrolet Agile

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Not to be confused with Opel Agila.
Chevrolet Agile
Chevrolet Agile front.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Production 2009–present
Assembly Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina (GM Argentina)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Body style 5-door hatchback
Related Chevrolet Corsa
Chevrolet Montana
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L N14YF I4 (gasoline / ethanol)
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,540 mm (100.0 in)
Length 4,000 mm (157.5 in)
Width 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height 1,470 mm (57.9 in)
Curb weight 1,032 kg (2,275 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Chevrolet Corsa
Successor Chevrolet Onix

The Chevrolet Agile is a subcompact car developed by General Motors in Brazil and built in Argentina. The vehicle is powered by a Family 1 engine 1.4 L Flex-fuel engine.

Based on the GPiX Concept which was introduced at the 2008 São Paulo Auto Show,[1][2] the Agile went on sale in 2009[3] and competes with the Volkswagen Fox and similar models. The second generation of Chevrolet Montana pick-up truck shares the same platform with Agile, as well as the 1.4 engine.

Features[edit]

The Agile is available in two trim levels; LT and LTZ, with a base LS in some markets. Anti-lock braking systems are available on the LTZ model.

Engines[edit]

In most South American markets, the 1389cc engine produces 92 PS (68 kW; 91 bhp) and 120 N·m (89 lb·ft).[4] The Brazilian Agile Flexfuel 1.4L 8-valve engine produces 97 PS (71 kW; 96 bhp) and 129 N·m (95 lb·ft) torque with petrol, 102 PS (75 kW; 101 bhp) and 132 N·m (97 lb·ft)with ethanol.[5]

Safety[edit]

The Chevrolet Agile has been rated as totally unsafe by Latin NCAP, scoring zero stars for adult occupants and two stars for children.[6] Unfortunately, this is the safety standard of low-cost Brazilian cars.[7]

Replacement[edit]

General Motors has launched the Chevrolet Onix in 2012 to replace Chevrolet Celta. However the close size to Agile has made its future uncertain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chevrolet unveils the GPiX concept". LeftLaneNews. Retrieved 28 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Officially Official: GM debuts Chevy GPiX Concept in Sao Paulo". Autoblog. Retrieved 28 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "First Look: Chevrolet Agile". Edmunds Inside Line. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Especificaciones técnicas". Chevrolet Argentina. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Motorização e Freios". Chevrolet Brazil. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Latin NCAP report Chevrolet Agile
  7. ^ IIHS Status Report Safety gains aren't global

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