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2009 Chevrolet Cars Official Changes

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Now, ALL of them, Impala included.

Aveo

Deletions

(05U) Icelandic Blue exterior color

(54U) Spicy Orange exterior color

(87U) Black exterior color

(PW8) 15" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

(LXT) E-TEC II 1.6L engine

Carbon fiber appearance accents

New Features

(16U) Tahiti Green exterior color

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(20U) Blue Moon exterior color

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(58U) Black Granite Metallic exterior color (extra cost)

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(PG9) 15" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

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(812) Charcoal Perforated Leatherette seating surfaces

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(PG1) 15" steel wheels with full bolt-on wheel covers

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All-New exterior and interior design on Aveo5 models

1TG48 2LT Aveo5 model

OnStar and is standard on all models

(U2K) XM Satellite Radio

(NR0) Leather-wrapped steering wheel and (TYR) leather-wrapped shift knob are now included with (**2) perforated leatherette seating surfaces

Driver Information Center with outside temperature display and fuel economy/driving range function

(VK3) Front license plate bracket

GM Oil Life Monitoring System

(LXV) ECOTEC 1.6L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder MFI engine with Variable Valve Timing and Dual Continuous Variable Cam Phasing (107 hp @ 6400 rpm, 106 lb-ft of torque @ 3800 rpm)

(MM5) 5-speed manual transmission now includes shift indicator light

Changes

New common good-better-best packaging strategy labeled as 1LS, 1LT and 2LT. 1VL redefined as 1LS. Sedan 1LT redefined as 2LT.

(PDC) Power Package is now called Power and Convenience Package

Auxiliary jack is now included on all radios

Front wipers are now variable intermittent

Front doors, driver and front passenger seatback map pockets on all models

Alternator is now 95 amps

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/domestic/...607&type=0#

Cobalt

Deletions

Sport Coupe (1AM37) and Sport Sedan (1AM69) models

(15U) Sandstone Metallic exterior color

(39U) Blue Flash Metallic exterior color

(95U) Ultra Silver Metallic exterior color

(52*) Neutral interior color

(US9) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer

(NZ6) 16" fascia spoke wheels

(K05) Engine block heater

New Features

(17U) Silver Ice Metallic exterior color

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(51U) Gold Mist Metallic exterior color

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(92U) Silver Moss Metallic exterior color

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(UUI) AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback and USB port

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SS Turbocharged Sedan model (1AP69)

(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

(UAF) Reconfigurable performance display

(WTC) Tire sealant and inflator kit standard

Available spare tire and wheel, includes jack

Changes

(UE1) OnStar is now standard on all models

Dual-stage frontal driver and front passenger air bags RPO code is now ASA on LS and LT models

The RPO code for the ECOTEC 2.2L engine is now LAP and includes Continuous Variable Valve Timing

(MX0) Automatic transmission is now the standard and only transmission on 1LT Sedan and 2LT Sedan

(TV5) Performance Appearance Package is now called Sport Appearance Package and now includes (T43) rear decklid spoiler, (T37) front fog lamps, (QBU) P205/50R17 blackwall tires, (PFE) 17" polished aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust tip, front and rear body-color sport fascias, body-color lower rocker moldings, White-faced sport gauges, (UK3) leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls, (UPF) Bluetooth for phone and leather-wrapped shifter lever

(NZ0) 16" machined-face aluminum wheels are now packaged on 2LT

Improved seat bolster material with soil repellent

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/domestic/...689&type=0#

Corvette

Deletions

(67U) Machine Silver Metallic exterior color

(QX3) 5-spoke Original Design, chrome aluminum wheels

New Features

(17U) Blade Silver Metallic exterior color

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(57U) Cyber Gray Metallic exterior color

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(1YY87) ZR1 - highlights include (LS9) engine, (F55) Magnetic Selective Ride Control, (FE5) ZR1 Performance Package, (Q6A) 19" front and 20" rear sterling silver-painted aluminum wheels, available (Q6B) 19" front and 20" rear chrome aluminum wheels, specific Michelin PS2 tires, sill plates with ZR1 logo and (UV6) Head-Up Display with boost gauge, Brembo ceramic composite brakes, body color unique full width spoiler, carbon fiber components: roof, roof bow, raised hood with window, front splitter, rocker extension, unique dual port fenders and unique VIN sequence

1LT package standard on Convertible

(195) Ebony Custom Leather Wrapped interior trim

(785) Dark Titanium Custom Leather Wrapped interior trim

(UPF) Bluetooth for phone

(Q9V) 18" front and 19" rear 5-spoke, forged chrome aluminum wheels (Coupe and Convertible)

(Q10) 18" front and 19" rear Z06 Silver-painted aluminum wheels

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(Q44) 18" front and 19" rear Z06 Competition Gray-painted aluminum wheels

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(Q8A) 18" front and 19" rear Z06 chrome aluminum wheels

Changes

(UK3) Steering wheel-mount audio controls are now standard on all models

Power hatch pull down is now on Z06 and ZR1

Variable ratio now on power steering

9 Corvette colors available, ZR1/Z06 is now available in 7 exterior colors

New badge with chrome surround

Z06 interior accent color now on doors and instrument panel

Z06 sill plates now have the Z06 logo

Acoustic Package is now standard on all models

Updated traction control and active handling hardware and software

(CM7) Power top is now packaged on Convertible 2LT

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/domestic/...716&type=0#

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Impala

Deletions

(27U) Precision Red exterior color

(67U) Silverstone Metallic exterior color

(AN3) Front leather-appointed 40/20/40 split-bench seat

(NW5) 18" machined aluminum wheels

(QR2) 18" chrome aluminum wheels

Brushed aluminum applique

Tray from center console

New Features

(17U) Silver Ice Metallic exterior color

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(61U) Aqua Blue Metallic exterior color

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(74U) Victory Red exterior color

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(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface) (Select models)

(NW1) 18" polished flangeless aluminum wheels (SS model)

Thorax side-impact air bags have been added and are standard

Seat belt pretensioners on front seat lap belt

Changes

(57U) Cyber Gray Metallic exterior color will replace (42U) Dark Silver Metallic in January 2009

(CJ3) Dual-zone manual climate control is now standard on all models

Thorax side-impact air bags have been added and are standard

(DH6) Driver and front passenger illuminated, covered vanity mirrors now standard on all models

All Neutral upper trim changes from Dark Cocoa to Ebony

New cup holder design

All models with a spoiler will use one design (previous SS only design) RPO (D81)

New exterior rocker molding design

(JL9) 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with Traction Control are now standard on all models

LGD is the new RPO code for the 3.9L V6 engine without Active Fuel Management (AFM)

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/domestic/...627&type=0#

Malibu

Deletions

(15U) Sandstone Metallic exterior color

(40U) White exterior color

(53U) Amber Bronze Metallic exterior color

(67U) Silverstone Metallic exterior color

(JF4) Power-adjustable pedals

(QPE) P215/60R16 touring blackwall tires

(NZ6) 16" fascia spoke painted Sterling Silver wheels

Front side marker lamps

New Features

(17U) Silver Ice Metallic exterior color

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(50U) Summit White exterior color

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(51U) Gold Mist Metallic exterior color

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(92U) Silver Moss Metallic exterior color

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(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)

(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires

Changes

(PDC) Power Convenience Package now includes (AG1) driver 6-way power seat adjuster, (AP3) remote vehicle starter system and (UPF) Bluetooth for phone

(P22) 17" fascia spoke, painted sterling silver wheels are now standard on LS and 1LT models

(FX3) StabiliTrak stability control system with brake assist and Traction Control is now standard on all models

(LE5) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder engine is now standard on LTZ

(MH8) 6-speed automatic transmission is now available on 1LT and standard on 2LT and LTZ

(PDQ) HFV6 Engine Package is now available on LTZ and includes (LY7) 3.6L V6 SFI engine, (MH2) 6-speed automatic transmission, dual chrome exhaust tips and (NVH) hydraulic power steering (HPS)

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/domestic/...629&type=0#

Malibu Hybrid

Deletions

(15U) Sandstone Metallic exterior color

(40U) White exterior color

(67U) Silverstone Metallic exterior color

(JF4) Power-adjustable pedals

(QPE) P215/60R16 touring blackwall tires

(QD1) 16" flangeless aluminum wheels

Front side marker lamps

New Features

(17U) Silver Ice Metallic exterior color

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(50U) Summit White exterior color

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(51U) Gold Mist Metallic exterior color

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(78U) Golden Pewter Metallic exterior color

(92U) Silver Moss Metallic exterior color

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(PFE) 17" ultra bright aluminum wheels

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(QGG) P215/55R17 touring, blackwall tires

(K05) Engine block heater

http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/domestic/...630&type=0#

All pretty minor, as expected.

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that gold mist is nice, i like those 17"s too kinda looks like the old pontiac ralleys

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deleting front side marker light? don't they mean the turn signal repeaters?

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Hmmm... looks like the Aveo is getting further engine refinements for '09, and they're calling it an Ecotec, instead of the old "E-tec", or whatever. Now it's got CVVT, etc., I wonder what the mileage ratings will be, they'll need to wring more mileage out of the car to keep it viable with the new, 36-mpg Cobalt.
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Tahiti Green and Aqua Blue Metallic? What is this, 1991?

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Tahiti Green and Aqua Blue Metallic? What is this, 1991?

Hah, that's what I thought too! It was 1990 Ford Festiva when I read and saw those.

No fear, the new Silver Moss (and several other names of the same thing) has spread to every other regular GM, in it's cheap teal green splendor, too :AH-HA_wink:

2009 is not a good year for great new colors, for sure. And the Aveo ones being sprayed in Korea are just funny.

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Well, if Nos can pop his collar in 2008... :AH-HA_wink: The Blue Moon color looks interesting on the little Aveo, but who knows, the illustrations are so damned tiny and not true.

I am dreaming of a Cobalt 2LT coupe in Silver Moss with Ebony cloth and the R13 chrome package. And a 5-speed stick.

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I am dreaming of a Cobalt 2LT coupe in Silver Moss with Ebony cloth and the R13 chrome package. And a 5-speed stick.

Oy, sorry about the comment on that new green then :wink:

Seems like a pleasant combo, nonetheless.

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See, something as simple as a new paint color can keep ppl interested in an otherwise aging design. The CVVT 2.2L sounds promising, as well, for zippyness and economy. I am glad continuous improvement is happening at GM.
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I like Silver Moss and other shades of muted silver-green. I was sad when the SRX lost that color a few MYs back...I think it was called "Sage Green Metallic" or something like that...

And I was thinking more of the Ford Aspire than the Festiva, but hey that works too.

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I like Silver Moss and other shades of muted silver-green. I was sad when the SRX lost that color a few MYs back...I think it was called "Sage Green Metallic" or something like that...

And I was thinking more of the Ford Aspire than the Festiva, but hey that works too.

I like silver green too...but that's not what this color is. I'm still trying to figure out where they got the "silver" part of it from:

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It's a lighter green, yes, but moreso a medium teal-green if anything. Not bad, but nothing spectacular about it.

Reminds me almost exactly of Chrysler's "Magnesium" from not long ago, and that was killed off.

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It's good to see the 2.4 four cylinder paired with the six speed auto in the Malibu and that this combo is offered with the LTZ trim level. In these gas mileage conscious times, this should help the car sell even better than before. As far as I know, no other mainstream brand offers a 4 cylinder with a 6 speed auto in their midsize sedan (except the 2009 Aura). Ford, Mercury, Mazda, Toyota, and Honda all currently pair 5 speed autos with their 4 cylinders and Nissan has their famous (or infamous) CVT. This would make Chevy and Saturn leaders in this regard.

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Speaking of silver greens, there is a light green (Desert Sage Metallic) on the Lexus IS that I love...I'd like to see the new Camaro in a similar color, as it reminds me of a late '60s-early '70s GM color..

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So the new CVVT is a more efficent engine than the 2.2 is so I am all for it.

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So the new CVVT is a more efficent engine than the 2.2 is so I am all for it.

Should be, and with more power. I never expected to enjoy the current 2.2L as much as I did in my '07 Malibu rental, but it was always zippy and my constant 37mpg on the open road/highway never ceased to astound me. Odd that most Cobalts with the same engine rarely achieved as high of mpg as Malibus of the same era with it did, but now with VVT if it feels even spunkier and is the same or more efficient...happy days.

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I like the new Aqua Blue and Tahiti Green colors. We live in a world of beige, gray, and white...it's time to bring some color back.

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What is the USB port on the stereo for? iPods?

Probably for playing MP3s from a Flash drive. Chrysler's myGig stereos have USB ports, I think..

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Probably for playing MP3s from a Flash drive. Chrysler's myGig stereos have USB ports, I think..

Gm is just letting the Cobalt rot like they did to the Cavalier.

I can't believe they still refuse to put a telescoping steering wheel in it-EVERY car in its class now has one, including the Astra.

The Cobalt desperately needs that telescoping steering wheel and more comfortable seats. Those are the 2 most glaring issues with my Balt. Well, that and the defective intermediate shaft and steerong column. I know GM hasnt done squat about fixing that issue.

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Kudos for finally making side thorax airbags, ABS, lighted visor mirrors and dual zone std on every Impala. This should have been the case when this car was redesigned in 2006. Demerits for keeping the same lower 211 HP 3500 in the Impala when the 224 Hp version is used in most other applications. Also not adding the telescoping steering column to Chevys flagship is utterly ludicrous, especially when it's offered on the nearly identical LaCrosse W-body. Floor shift indicators and a glovebox light would also be welcome and help make this car feel less cheap. And instead of fussing so much with exterior colors and wheel options Chevy really needs to make the Impalas seats a tad softer with more side bolstering. On the Cobalt, couldn't GM have spared a few dollars to change the front end appearance to be more like the Malibu. That and the engine/mileage changes would have helped give this car a new lease for 09 until something better pops along.

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On the Cobalt, couldn't GM have spared a few dollars to change the front end appearance to be more like the Malibu. That and the engine/mileage changes would have helped give this car a new lease for 09 until something better pops along.

Unfortunately, with a new Cobalt somewhere on the horizen, even seemingly minor changes such as the ones you suggest above are horrendously expensive to do. Remember, even with styling changes such as that, you still have to re-certify the car for crash tests, and such.....

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Kudos for finally making side thorax airbags, ABS, lighted visor mirrors and dual zone std on every Impala. This should have been the case when this car was redesigned in 2006. Demerits for keeping the same lower 211 HP 3500 in the Impala when the 224 Hp version is used in most other applications. Also not adding the telescoping steering column to Chevys flagship is utterly ludicrous, especially when it's offered on the nearly identical LaCrosse W-body. Floor shift indicators and a glovebox light would also be welcome and help make this car feel less cheap. And instead of fussing so much with exterior colors and wheel options Chevy really needs to make the Impalas seats a tad softer with more side bolstering. On the Cobalt, couldn't GM have spared a few dollars to change the front end appearance to be more like the Malibu. That and the engine/mileage changes would have helped give this car a new lease for 09 until something better pops along.

Can I put in a negative vote for tilt/telescoping wheel? I HATE the unlock, release, push down and fight mechanism of all 'infinite' systems. The notched, spring loaded tilt that is on the Impala (and that all GM products used to have until they ventured down the same silly path as the imports) is vastly superior. I used to enjoy letting my steering wheels 'spring up' when I would get out of my cars (I am tall and that is a useful feature) and then easily pull down the wheel after ingress. With the locking mechanisms, what is the point in having tilt at all? I haven't moved mine since I bought my car.

Not all trends are worth following.

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Unfortunately, with a new Cobalt somewhere on the horizen, even seemingly minor changes such as the ones you suggest above are horrendously expensive to do. Remember, even with styling changes such as that, you still have to re-certify the car for crash tests, and such.....

I wouldn't think changing a bunch plastic crap like a fascia, headlights, & grille would require retesting if the underlying structure is unchanged...

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