The History of Chevrolet Alero

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Chevrolet Alero

The History Of Chevrolet Alero

The Alero was introduced in spring as a 1999 model to replace the and Cutlass. The Alero went production on April 6, 1998. All were built in Lansing,

The Alero was Oldsmobile’s last car as well as the last vehicle under the brand. Production on April 28, 2004.

The design of the was originally previewed in 1997 the Alero Alpha concept a futuristic V6-powered sport that featured many elements seen in the production as well as some that never meant for production.

The Alero was sold either as a sedan or as a 2-door coupé. It its chassis and many parts, engines, with the Pontiac Am, the other compact N body All Aleros came in base GX, GL, or high-end GLS trim; GL trim was into three levels: 1, 2, and 3.

The experienced minimal changes its 5-year run. Most of changes were either in of engines or options. In 2003, the daytime running lights changed from high-beam to

The Alero was also sold in European countries as the Chevrolet , although only available as a The car still featured its Oldsmobile even though sold the Chevrolet brand, since European consumers would not what the badge stood Chevrolet badges were to the grille and rear fascia the 2000 model year.

Since the phase-out of the Alero, it was in Europe and Canada by the GM Daewoo-sourced Evanda/Epica.

Alero production with a special Final 500 These last 500 Aleros custom graphics inspired by Oldsmobile logos, dark metallic paint, and a plate the car’s number out of 500.

The Alero Final 500 Edition of 500), a GLS 4-door, also to be the final Oldsmobile ever and was signed under its hood by the of the General Motors Lansing and then given to the R.E. Transportation Museum.

A preview of the planned replacement for the was seen in 2001 with the of the Oldsmobile O4 concept, designed by The car was an open top 4-seater with styling but some Oldsmobile and powered by the latest Ecotec I4 The name had multiple meanings, Oldsmobile 4-Seater as well as the year 2004 as a planned for production.

Unfortunately, the O4 concept was a few weeks after General announced that they be phasing out the Oldsmobile brand, that production possibilities of the O4 never see reality. Because of a second generation Alero was built and the car was phased out in 2004.

General Motors commissioned the of Alero prototypes either for or to gather public opinion on future plans for the Alero. variants include:

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Alero OSV Oldsmobile Speciality Vehicle, an in an aftermarket parts brand for Featured a body kit, I4, custom interior, and special red paint with ghosted emblems in the rear quarter

Alero OSV II – Another vehicle, this time an LX5 DOHC 3.5 L V6 (used in the Oldsmobile and Aurora) and featured custom green paint.

Alero 442 – A set of show based on the Alero coupe with a body kit similar in to the Oldsmobile 442. Each 442 show car had a unique color, white with gold and white with pink

Alero California – A built version of the Alero featuring parts including a rear wing, racing sport tires, and custom painted in brown and yellow.

Convertible – An experiment in the of creating an Alero with a soft top to help broaden the of the car to young buyers.

The Oldsmobile O4 concept also that the next generation could have had a convertible

Alero Pace Car – by General Motors as part of fleet of Oldsmobile safety for the Indy Racing League, custom yellow,blue and white flag graphics.

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