Complete Chevrolet Celta lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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The Chevrolet Celta is a low-cost supermini car manufactured and marketed by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 2000 to 2015.

History of the Chevrolet Celta

Chevrolet Celta 3 Doors

How much is Brazil's most affordable Chevrolet model going for these days? 'Celta' is correct in this case. Based on the Opel Corsa B and sharing styling cues with the Chevrolet (Opel) Vectra B, a three-door hatchback version was introduced in Brazil in the year 2000. It was powered by a 1.0 L (61 cu in) gasoline engine with 59 PS (44 kW). The three-door model, known as the Celta 3, is one of the least expensive new cars on the market. This makes perfect sense considering it does not have a single piece of cutting-edge technology. The Celta comes standard with a 1.0L ethanol-fueled engine that generates 78 horsepower with a 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicle's body is based on the hatchback version of the 1993 Opel Corsa.

Chevrolet Celta 5 Doors

GM imported a European-market Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, gave it a new front fascia inspired by the Vectra series, and slapped a bow-tie logo on the hood. Hence, Chevrolet's Celta was developed. To expand internationally, General Motors wanted to replicate the popularity of the third-generation Corsa, which was a smash hit in Europe. The vehicle eventually found its way to South America, where it was rebadged as the Chevrolet Celta and met with great success. There were three engine options for the Celta, all running on gasoline or a flex-fuel system. Powered by a 1.0L engine, the standard model produced 60 horsepower. GM equipped certain markets with a 1.4L engine, better suited to high elevations.


In 2015, Chevrolet retailed the 2015 Chevrolet Celta with a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $10,540 ($13,170 in 2022) for the base model, rising to $16,900 ($21,117 in 2022) for the top-of-the-line model.

Features of the Chevrolet Celta

Exterior Features

The small 5-door Celta had a more serious appearance thanks to the Vectra-inspired headlights and grille. Behind the rear doors, in the C-pillar, is a tiny, small, vertically oriented window. That was a feature unique to the small-segment GM automobile. They were mounted on the C-pillars to shield the taillights from damage incurred in parking lots.

Interior Features

Even though the base model lacked features like power windows and an air conditioner, the interior was well-equipped relative to other vehicles in its class. Depending on the trim level and accessories chosen, the Celta might be equipped with a CD player, an onboard computer, and power windows for all four doors.

Release Date

Chevrolet released the Chevrolet Celta, a supermini car, from 2000 to 2015. A second-generation Chevrolet Prisma, based on the sedan version of the all-new Chevrolet Onix, was unveiled by GM in 2012. To make room for the more popular Onix and Prisma models in the Gravata facility, construction of the Celta was discontinued in 2015. Both of these cars are big sellers in Brazil. After the Celta was discontinued, it was replaced by the Onix family of products.