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GM Uzbekistan to export 60,000 Chevrolet Cobalt cars

6 September 2012

http://uzdaily.com of 9/6/2012 - GM Uzbekistan, an Uzbek-US carmaker, is planning to export at least 60,000 automobiles of Chevrolet Cobalt model to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Uzavtosanoat joint stock company said.

As earlier reported, GM Uzbekistan presented Chevrolet Cobalt in Tashkent on 5 September 2012. The car is principally a new global model, which was developed for emerging markets.

Chevrolet Cobalt combines comfort, elegance and high dynamic quality, as well as timeless traditional classic design.

The plant will produce 120,000 new automobiles a year, and plans to export at least 50% of them to the CIS states.

Cobalt will be produced at the capacities of Asaka Plant on full technological circle (stamping, welding, painting and assembling).

Uzavtosanoat said that 15 existing enterprises and three new enterprises will supply spare parts and components to GM Uzbekistan to produce Cobalt. For example, GM Powertrain Uzbekistan will supply 1.5 liter DOHC engines with 105 horse power. The car will consume 6.2 liters of fuel per 100 km.

Chevrolet Cobalt will be produced with five-step mechanic transmission and six-step automatic transmission.

The basic model of Chevrolet Cobalt will be equipped with ABS and security pillows for driver and front passenger.