Chevrolet Cavalier

The Chevrolet Cavalier was a until the summer of 2005 offered from May 1981 cars of the lower middle class of the U.S. manufacturer General Motors. In Japan he was also offered as a Toyota Cavalier.

  • 2.1 facelift

Cavalier (1981-1994)

Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan (1981-1988)

In May 1981, Chevrolet introduced the technically and visually with the Opel Ascona C closely related Cavalier of the first generation with 1.8 - liter petrol engine and front-wheel drive as a four-door sedan, notchback coupe, hatchback coupe hatchback and five-door estate.

With a length of just 4.40 meters of Cavalier by U.S. standards fell from quite compact. The trim levels ranged from entry level Cadet across the base- Cavalier to the top model CL. The standard consumption of 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers persuaded the feeble 65 kW (89 hp) motor disappointed about it.

Main changes

From the Cavalier of the first generation emerged total 3.71 million copies, including over 76,000 convertibles.

Sister models of the first Cavalier were:

Cavalier (1994-2005)

Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe (1994-1999)

In autumn 1994, the second generation replaced the now quite elderly precursor. The Cavalier two-door coupe and gave it as a four-door notchback sedan, as well as a convertible.

The complete redesign was slightly shorter, but offered more interior space. Under the favorable aerodynamic body further work done to the 2.2-liter four-cylinder with 90 kW ( 122 hp ) or the Z24, a new 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 16 valves and double overhead camshafts of the Quad -Four Series with 112 kW (152 PS) their service.

From 1995 to 2000, a right-hand drive version was sold as the Toyota Cavalier in Japan.

In 1996, a new 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine (112 kW) in the program, which replaced the 2.3-liter in the Z24 and is available in other models surcharge was. The LS features had now standard with a four-speed automatic.

With improved side impact protection and additional new trim level RS ( Coupé only ) launched the Cavlier in the year 1997.

In 1998 the Convertible with LS trim part of the Z24 series. The base four- cylinder to deliver only 86 kW ( 117 hp ), but had increased smoothness.

Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan (1994-1999)

Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible (1994-1999)


In late summer 1999, the series had the pleasure of a review, but this was visible outside only to details such amended aprons. A real novelty was the introduction of Cavalier Bi-Fuel, which could be operated with gasoline and natural gas.

In the fall of 2002, a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine came from GM's Ecotec family under the hood of the series. This engine was the only engine orderbar for all versions.

Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe (1999-2003)

In early 2003 a more profound facelift was made. Best feature was the now customary in the Chevrolet family grille me a cross brace where the brand logo was attached.

In June 2005, Chevrolet discontinued the production of the Cavalier. The total number of pieces up to and including the year 1999 amounted to 1.24 million units, of which almost 20,000 copies on the convertibles.

The sister model of the second generation Cavalier was the Pontiac Sunfire. Successor of the Sunfire was from the summer of 2005, the Chevrolet Cobalt.

Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe (2003-2005)

Pictures of Chevrolet Cavalier