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Chevrolet Chevette

Chevrolet Chevette

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The Chevette was one of General Motors' early examples of global platform sharing. The "T-car" was developed concurrently as the Chevrolet Chevette in North America and Brazil, the Pontiac T1000 in the US and Canada, the Vauxhall Chevette in England, the Opel Kadett in continental Europe, the Isuzu Gemini in Asia and the Holden Gemini in Australia. Each model had styling and powertrains suited to each particular market. The Chevette was a success, as was the concept of global platform sharing; in fact, it has become a cornerstone of General Motors' recovery plan. For example, the US-market Saturn Aura and Pontiac G6 European-market Opel Vectra, and world-market Saab 9-3 are all based on a common platform.
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