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- The Kalos hatchback is almost imminently due to be replaced by the heavily revised model, known as Aveo is in other parts of the world, and as with the Kalos it will arrived in 3-door and 5-door variants. New 1.2 and 1.4 litre Ecotecs replace the outgoing 1.2 and 1.4 units offering more power and fuel economy.

- The Lacetti (Suzuki Forenza, Buick Excelle, Chevrolet Optra, Holden Viva, etc etc) will be replaced by an all-new car using the Delta II platform shared by the 2009 Opel/Vauxhall Astra. The code name of the new car is J300, but will be shown in full production trim at the Paris show in September 2008.

- A new MPV concept will also be shown at Paris, intending to replace the long-in-the-tooth Tacuma/Rezzo.

- The Camaro will spearhead the European Chevrolet range (Corvette gets its on separate brand in Europe) and RHD versions will be sold in the UK from 2010.

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Could the Delta II & MPV be the same ones we are getting. GM keeps saying they are not going to make a different car for every part of the world under the same brand line.

So this should mean that the 2010 Cobalt will be revealed and possibly available in early 2009 along with the new MPV that keeps coming up in conversation?

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Could the Delta II & MPV be the same ones we are getting. GM keeps saying they are not going to make a different car for every part of the world under the same brand line.

So this should mean that the 2010 Cobalt will be revealed and possibly available in early 2009 along with the new MPV that keeps coming up in conversation?

That certainly makes sense, especially with Chevy's global motivations. I just hope the presumably GM Daewoo-engineered Lacetti has some American Chevy style and DNA in Cobalt form. The spy photos indicate a rounder, softer, Asian-looking design.

I wish the same goes for the next generation Malibu/Tosca. The current Malibu is miles ahead of the current Tosca/Epica; GM Daewoo will have to exceed, not match, the current Malibu.

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I wonder how this answers the Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and South Africa question...(+ by extension the Middle East and India)

Will Latin America continue to sell Opels, Chevys, and Isuzus that are a generation (or two) behind relevant US/EU Chevys?

Will the South African Lumina be basically our Zeta Impala with right hand drive (and suspension for their harsher conditions)?

Will every Chevy market on the planet get the Camaro (even if it is merely the version with the turbo four, no slouch IMO)?

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I wonder how this answers the Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and South Africa question...(+ by extension the Middle East and India)

Will Latin America continue to sell Opels, Chevys, and Isuzus that are a generation (or two) behind relevant US/EU Chevys?

Will the South African Lumina be basically our Zeta Impala with right hand drive (and suspension for their harsher conditions)?

Will every Chevy market on the planet get the Camaro (even if it is merely the version with the turbo four, no slouch IMO)?

Latin America largely sells Opel products slapped with a Chevrolet badge. They most offer the latest Opel products, plus some that are a generation behind such as the Chevrolet Chevy and Joy. This kind of marketing is similar to that of Volkswagen's Golf/Jetta "City" in China, South Africa and Canada - older models with up-to-date trimmings offered at a lower price to tempt buyers away from nearly new used cars. It isn't a concept that works everywhere, but it does in certain markets.

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