The Chevrolet Trans Sport is a minivan marketed by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1997 to 2004 for the European market.
History of the Chevrolet Trans Sport
Chevrolet exported their take on the Pontiac Trans Sport to Europe, where it competed with the Opel/Vauxhall Sintra. However, the Sintra was based on the previous generation's Pontiac Trans Sport, Buick GL8, Pontiac Montana, Oldsmobile Silhouette, and Chevrolet Venture. Still, Chevrolet sold it in Europe and the UK under the Opel or Vauxhall brand names. The Chevrolet Trans Sport, as it was called, shared its trim and emblems with the Pontiac Trans Sport, with the sole difference being the adoption of Chevrolet emblems in place of Pontiac ones. To meet ECE standards, which are different from US safety regulations, all vans destined for the European market had different front, side, and rear lighting systems, seat belts, and various other safety elements. Depending on where you were located, these models were phased out between 2003 and 2005. However, the car was a huge hit in Sweden, where it outsold every other minivan on the market for several years. Though manufacturing stopped in 2005, European supplies remained on hand until 2007.
The price of a used Chevrolet Trans Sport ranges from €592 ($573) for a poor-condition Trans Sport, rising to €9,000 ($8,721) for a well-maintained vehicle.
General Motors released the Chevrolet Trans Sport, a rebadged version of the Pontiac Trans Sport, from 1997 to 2004 for the European market for its Chevrolet division.