Chevrolet Groove

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Chevrolet Groove
Chevrolet Groove.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Body style 5-door wagon concept car
Layout FWD
Related Chevrolet Beat
Chevrolet Trax
Daewoo Kalos
Daewoo Matiz
Powertrain
Engine 1.0 L diesel

The Chevrolet Groove is one of three small car concepts introduced on 4 April 2007 at the 2007 New York International Auto Show.[1][2][3] The Groove showcases a new style of small car from General Motors. The mini car was completely designed by GM Daewoo in South Korea. The Groove is powered by a small, efficient 1.0 L diesel engine.[4]

The Chevrolet Beat and the Chevrolet Trax were also showcased to provide a vision for future designs in the GM subcompact segment. These three concepts could be voted on after their introduction on a special website.[5] In the end, both the Groove and Trax lost to the Beat, which is slated for production.

Both Beat and Trax were eventually green-lit for production. While the Groove was not, design language from it has found its way into the Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Orlando designs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Size Doesn't Matter: Three Chevrolet Global Minicar Concepts Pack A Lot Of Personality And Style Per Mile" (Press release). General Motors. April 4, 2007. Archived from the original on July 27, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Abuelsamid, Sam (April 5, 2007). "New York Auto Show: Chevy Groove live reveal photos". Autoblog.com. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ Neff, John (April 4, 2007). "Chevy debuts the Beat, Groove and Trax mini car concepts". AutoBlog. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Aziz, Nick (April 4, 2007). "Chevrolet Beat, Groove, Trax concepts debut". Leftlane. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Chevrolet Rolls Out Beat, Groove and Trax Minicar Concepts". Edmunds. April 4, 2007. Retrieved June 20, 2015.