Chevrolet Lova RV

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The Chevrolet Lova RV is a subcompact MPV based on the Chevrolet Sail. The vehicle, launched in 2016, is produced by SAIC GM, a joint venture between American General Motors and SAIC of China. Unlike other MPVs in its size and price range, the Lova RV is sold exclusively in a 5-seat version. Prices as of December 30, 2016 range from 75000 to 100000 Yuan, or 10792-14389 USD.

Chevrolet Lova RV
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Overview
TypeSubcompact MPV
ManufacturerSAIC-GM
Production2016-present
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine1.5 L S-TEC III DOHC I4
Transmission5 speed manual
4 speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2550 mm
Length4205 mm
Width1722 mm
Height1525 mm
Curb weight1103-1145 kg

Design and Marketing[edit]

Chevrolet Lova RV rear

The Lova RV targets middle-class Chinese families and couples not interested in a subcompact SUV, and as such will slot above the Sail Sedan, and below family-oriented SUVs (such as the Captiva) in terms of pricing. Most of its competition will include domestic MPVs of a similar size, such as the Changan Eulove.

The Lova RV's family-friendly design combines a fascia that conforms to current Chevrolet design norms, thin pillars for enhanced visibility, and mid-range materials and GM technologies in the interior. Unlike many MPVs sold in China, the Lova RV is generously equipped with safety features, with dual airbags standard even on the base trim (LS)

Technical specifications and Trim Levels[edit]

The Lova RV is powered by a sole 1.5-liter inline-four, which is transversely mounted, and powers the front wheels. A choice of a 5-speed manual or 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission is offered on the LS, while the higher LT and LTZ trims get the automatic transmission as standard.

Technical specifications[edit]

powertrain version engine displacement power kw (hp) torque nm (ft lbs) top speed km/h (mph) 0–100 km/h, 0-62 mph (s)
1.5 MT 1485 83 kW (111 hp) @6000 RPM 141 N⋅m (104 lb⋅ft) @4000 RPM 177 km/h (110 mph) 11.5 s
1.5 AT 1485 83 kW (111 hp) @6000 RPM 141 N⋅m (104 lb⋅ft) @4000 RPM 172 km/h (107 mph) 12.5 s

both powertrain versions fulfill the China-V emissions norm.

All versions of the Lova RV feature McPherson front suspension and dependent torsion bar rear suspension, along with front disk brakes and rear drum brakes. This is a common way to reduce costs in this vehicle class. Fuel consumption is quoted at 5.6 l/100 km, or 42 mpg.

Trim levels[edit]

There are 3 trim levels available for the Lova RV: base LS, mid-range LT, and range-topping LTZ.

LS standard equipment includes:

  • halogen headlamps
  • LED tail lights
  • electric adjustable mirrors
  • adjustable plastic finish steering wheel
  • 6-way manual driver's seat
  • trip computer
  • fabric seats (grey)
  • 40/60 split rear seat
  • ABS, CBC, EBD, ESC, TCS
  • 2 front airbags
  • central locking
  • Air Conditioning
  • digital-display radio with Aux and USB
  • power windows
  • 4 speakers
  • 14 inch steel wheels (175/70R14)

LT trim Adds:

  • standard Automatic transmission
  • fog lamps
  • alloy wheels (15") (185/60R15)
  • sunroof
  • multi function steering wheel
  • Fabric+leatherette Seats (black)
  • reversing radar

LTZ Trim Adds:

  • automatic Xenon headlights
  • leather multi function steering wheel
  • leather seats (black)
  • TPMS
  • 2 side airbags (total of 4)
  • reversing camera
  • 6 speakers
  • Chevrolet MyLink 7-inch infotainment system with GPS

References[edit]

  1. China Auto Web http://chinaautoweb.com/car-models/chevrolet-lova-rv/
  2. Chevrolet China Lova RV product page http://www.chevrolet.com.cn/lovarv/
  3. Car News China http://www.carnewschina.com/2016/01/15/chevrolet-lova-rv-launched-on-the-chinese-auto-market/