The Chevrolet Kalos Three-Door | Part Three

Chevrolet Kalos

Chevrolet Kalos

Practical loadspace: capacity up to 980 litres

Thanks to the flexible interior of the Kalos, not only small items but also bulky family shopping or sports equipment can easily be stowed. Standard equipment includes a 70/30 split folding rear seat backrest. If even more space is needed, the rear seat can be folded up and fixed in position behind the front seats using a special belt attached to the passenger's seat headrest. In this case, the VDA standard cargo space is a highly respectable 980 litres. With all the seats and the rear parcel shelf in position, the rear cargo space is 220 litres. As the maximum payload is 430 kilograms, the storage capacity can be used to the full.

The tailgate opens wide to allow easy loading, while an inside handle facilitates closing and keeps fingers clean. The cargo space features lighting and full felt carpeting. The space-saving spare wheel is stowed under the cargo area cover while the spare wheel well is large enough to take a full-size wheel in the case of a puncture.

Safe for driver and passengers: five 3-point seat belts, simple Isofix attachment points for child seats

Standard active and passive safety equipment includes driver and passenger airbags as well as a four-channel ABS system. In addition to the comprehensive standard safety features, side airbags at the front (capacity 21 litres each) are standard on the SX model. All seats are equipped with standard three-point seat belts and an especially complex but passenger-friendly unit is used for the middle rear seat. The belt retractor is positioned on the left rear pillar; the belt is routed through a guide at the top of the backrest and locks into two buckles to the left and right of the passenger's hips. The safety package is rounded off by easy-to-operate Isofix child seat attachment points on the left and right rear seating positions and headrests for all five seats.

Comprehensive equipment: everything you need

The Kalos three-door is being launched in two well-equipped versions, 1.2 S and 1.4 SX. The entry S version already boasts a wide range of convenient, practical standard features. These include the rake-adjustable steering wheel, power windows, a tinted windscreen, a rear window wiper/washer system and an RDS radio/single CD player with four speakers.

On the SX, the following features are also standard: air conditioning with pollen filter, alloy wheels, rear roof spoiler and central locking with remote control.

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Published 16 February 2005 Melanie Carter

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