2003 CAVALIER DEBUTS A FRESH NEW LOOK, NEW SAFETY FEATURES
For 2003, Cavalier debuts a sporty new exterior, new safety features and extends the Ecotec 2.2L L4 to all models. New options include OnStar and XM Satellite Radio. As always, Cavalier's traditional dependability and reliability remains unchanged.
A freshened exterior
New safety features
OnStar services include automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle location, remote door unlock, emergency services dispatch, roadside assistance, remote diagnostics, route support, convenience services and OnStar Concierge. OnStar Personal Calling allows drivers to make and receive hands-free, voice-activated phone calls through a nationwide network in cooperation with Verizon Wireless. Virtual Advisor gives subscribers access to personalized information in a hands-free, voice-activated manner with no screens or displays.
Also in 2003, Cavalier adds GM's LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren), which can be combined with a top shelf tether to enable adults to securely install LATCH-compatible child seats without using a seatbelt. Rear child seat anchors are located in the floorpan with an attachment at the juncture of seat cushion and seat back, taking the worry and guesswork out of child safety seat installation.
Ecotec 2.2L engine now standard
Quiet operation is one of the engine's chief features. Twin balance shafts located in the cylinder block cancel the shaking forces inherent in an inline four-cylinder engine, resulting in an engine that is smooth from idle to maximum engine speed. The Ecotec L4 generates 140 hp @ 5600 rpm. Other features that help make the twin cam smooth and quiet include a die-cast lower crankcase and a structural cast-aluminum oil pan, which stiffen the block and reduce radiated engine noise. The engine also features an isolated cam cover that reduces the transmission of valvetrain noise.
XM Satellite Radio
Three new exterior colors
The FE2 sport suspension system offers excellent handling and road feel for both LS models. The sport suspension provides flatter, more precise cornering, more driver feedback, and better communication between car and driver. Front and rear sway bars stiffen the ride. The suspension system is mated to performance tires for better control and a five-speed manual transmission is standard. The stainless steel exhaust system, with a polished chrome exhaust outlet, offers high corrosion resistance - and good looks.
Cavalier offers plenty of traditional Chevy value and dependability in a contemporary new look for 2003.
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