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2008 Chevrolet Vectra (Brazil)

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2008 Chevrolet Vectra
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The Chevrolet Vectra, one of the most sophisticated sedans in Brazil is now more improved for 2008. The new Vectra will arrive in Brazilian dealers nationwide by the beginning of August.

With modern design, new parameters of technology, and a spacious interior, the 2008 Vectra incorporates a new range comfort and convenience features, such as “Blue Vision” halogen light bulbs in all trims, armrest for the models equipped with an automatic transmission, a Shark-type antenna, new leather seating, and three new color options.

"With its array of new content, the Vectra is very competitive in the midlevel sedan segment and designed with consumers who appreciate comfort and technology in mind," says Ray Young, President of the General Motors Brazil.

"Since its launch, the Vectra established a new standard for luxury cars in the Brazilian market, a standard that is even more evident in the innovative 2008 line," adds José Carlos Pinheiro Neto, Vice President of GM Brazil.

Design and Features

The changes for 2008 begin with the exterior, which features a new selection of colors that reflects the Vectra’s elegance. A gloss black replaces solid black; Ash Azul join Mahler White, Polaris Silver, Hazel Beige, Red Chardon and Cinza Bluet already available.

Another important feature of the 2008 Vectra is "Blue Vision" halogen bulbs with a blue lens that produces intense “daylike” lighting. Supplied by Phillips, this new headlamp technology blends technical innovation with safety and security and driver comfort, offering a more contemporary appearance and better visibility. Standard in all 2008 Vectra trims, they produce brighter beams, aiding forward vision in both urban and rural environments.

The 2008 Vectra also incorporates new structureless rubber windshield wiper blades. These blades – supplied by Bosch – provide 30% more durability than conventional blades while adding a sleek, modern appearance. Structureless wiper blades apply force evenly across the rubber blade and therefore clean the surface better. When parked, the blades are almost imperceptible to the driver and is more aerodynamic, reducing the possibility of noise and lift-up from wind.

New features are also present in the flagship Elite trim of the 2008 Vectra, including new Argento leather. Another new feature is the contemporary shark-fin antenna, designed to flow with the lines of the car. It was developed to provide excellent reception while retaining a sleek, unobtrusive profile. An integrated center armrest is also featured on the Elegance and Elite Vectra models with automatic transmissions.

Earlier this year in February, GM Brazil introduced the new Vectra line with the entry-level Expression. For a very competitive price, the Vectra Expression comes standard with air conditioning and hydraulic steering as well as power windows and mirrors.

Powertrain

The engine selections for the Vectra are of excellent design, offering exceptional power, low emissions, and the inherent value of excellent design. They are the 2.0l 8V Flexpower and the 2.4l 16V Flexpower engineered by GM Powertrain.

2.0 litre 8V Flexpower
Standard on Expression and Elegance
Manual (E85) - 119mph, 0-60 in 10.0sec
Manual (gasoline) – 118mph, 0-60 in 10.5sec
Automatic (E85) – 118mph, 0-60 in 11.9sec
Automatic (gasoline) – 116mph, 0-60 in 12.3sec

2.4 litre 16V Flexpower
Standard on Elite
Automatic (E85) – 124mph, 0-60 in 10.5sec
Automatic (gasoline) – 122mph, 0-60 in 10.9sec

Sales Success

Since its initial launch in October 2005, the Vectra found its place in the demanding Brazilian marketplace. Before its arrival at dealerships, GM Brazil had already received 5,000 pre-orders for the Vectra. By December 2005, a total of 8645 Vectras were sold. Since then, demand for the Vectra has anything but slowed. By early January of 2007, sales have already passed the 50,000 mark.

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Even SA gets better product than us....LOL it is so sad and they wonder why they are losing market share.

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Even SA gets better product than us....LOL it is so sad and they wonder why they are losing market share.

Those acceleration times are so much better than our Cobalt. :rolleyes:

Besides, it's nothing more than a sedan version of the Saturn Astra. I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this car making its way over for '09.

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Those acceleration times are so much better than our Cobalt. :rolleyes:

Besides, it's nothing more than a sedan version of the Saturn Astra. I wouldn't rule out the possibility of this car making its way over for '09.

Well we have the engines here the problem is we do not have the body to go with it. Chevy should get the sedan version of the Astra and Saturn the hatchback. I know it is very much like we have here but some how the rest of the world can execute the final product so much better.

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Chevy should get the sedan version of the Astra and Saturn the hatchback.

Umm, no. That's a rather terrible idea.

Chevrolet shouldn't now or ever receive this variant of the Astra.

It would negate the whole purpose of GM even trying to differentiate the brands. That's more than obvious.

'Hmm, oh look. This is the four door Chevrolet version of the Saturn hatchbacks across the street.'

Stunts like THAT are what helped GM get into it's predicament in the first place.

Saturn and ONLY Saturn should get the Astra and all included variants such as the 3-door, 5-door, sedan, TwinTop, and Estate.

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The ride height is kinda ridiculous...

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