The Chevrolet Cavalier is a compact automobile produced from 1982 to 2005 by Chevrolet. Built on the company's J platform, the Cavalier produced the highest sales in 1984.

The Chevrolet Cavalier is a compact automobile produced from 1982 to 2005 by Chevrolet. Built on the company's J platform, the Cavalier produced the highest sales in 1984.

The Cavalier replaced the Monza in North America. The Monza was available as a 2-door coupe, a 3-door hatchback and a 3-door wagon (using the same body as the discontinued Vega wagon, the model it replaced). The inexpensive Chevette was retained even as sales declined, and was formally replaced by even smaller captive imports. Both previous platforms had rear-drive layouts while the new design followed the front wheel drive trend, as in the Dodge Omni and Honda Civic. Ford and Chrysler also introduced new front drive compacts. The largely successful mission of capturing the bulk of domestic compact sales would fall on the Cavalier's 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon, the relatively short-lived 3-door hatchback (which replaced the Monza 2+2 Sport 2-door hatchback) and, in later years, a 2-door convertible. The small Cavalier even helped fill in lagging sales of the compact Citation.

2003-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe

2003-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier coupe

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