2009 Sneak Preview: New and Future Chevrolet Cars

2012 Chevrolet Camaro convertible

The dark clouds currently over the auto industry, and GM in particular, have delayed the arrival of the sun-seeking Camaro, but we're assured the convertible is still in the pipeline. Just don't expect it before 2011.

THERE MAY BE MORE: A planned turbocharged four-cylinder model and a Ford Mustang GT500-slaying Z28 are now in jeopardy. Low gas prices (and the V-6 engine's better-than-expected EPA ratings) may kill the former, while cost-cutting mania and the wretched economy could do in the latter. Both models are currently on hold.

2011 Chevrolet Spark

The Spark, introduced at Geneva in March, closely adheres to the styling of the 2007 Beat concept. As with the Chevy Aveo, which will also be updated for 2011, most of the Spark's development was done in Korea, where it also will be built. GM's European engineers are in charge of suspension tuning, though, which portends well for the car's handling. Power will likely come from a 1.2-liter four-cylinder, which should deliver at least 40 mpg on the highway.

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