SANTA BARBARA, CA – President Ronald Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, MTV began broadcasting and moviegoers flocked to theaters to see Raiders of the Lost Ark. The year was 1981. I was a fifth grader playing Pacman at the local video arcade the last time Chevy introduced an all-new small car. Chevrolet Cobalt For more than 20 years, the auto maker has fought it out in the compact-car segment with the Cavalier. But that battle-weary soldier finally is retiring and being ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Chevy’s Changing of the Small-Car Guard" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.