The car named Alero is known on both sides of the Atlantic. At the 1999 Detroit auto show held the world debut of the model. In the U.S., sold under the brand name Alero Oldsmobile, he replaced the Achieva and was almost an exact copy of a fellow by the corporation General Motors, model Pontiac Grand Am. The machines have a common platform, power body frame and motors. Differences - in the outer body panels and interior design. Alero produced in two versions - as a two-door coupe and four-door sedan. In Europe, the model comes under the Chevrolet brand, and only in the sedan.
The car has a discreet, calm exterior, not without at the same time a kind of charm. The dome shape of the roof with thin struts and a large glass area gives the cabin exterior hints of sportiness.
Interior is quite spacious and comfortable. In the finishing materials of different colors, but in general the colors bright.
Leather and plastic pastel tones, which expands the internal volume. The wide console for better ergonomics slightly rolled to the driver. Instruments and controls are quite logical. Large and clear instrument panel with large and sweeping numbers and icons is easy to read. Her usual set of devices with a funny detail: on the fuel gauge shows the little arrow showing which side of the tank hatch is located. Trunk volume of 433 liters.
A set of standard options that meet U.S. notions of vital equipment subcompact car. Air conditioning, CD-player, electric windows and all mirrors, central locking all doors and remote tailgate opening, built-in rear window antenna and indispensable \"holders\" in the amount of 4 pieces. Among the optional equipment leather interior, sunroof and a spoiler on the trunk.
The range of powertrains was represented by two engines: a four-cylinder capacity of 2.4 liter capacity 141 hp with two counter-balancing shafts to reduce vibration and a 3.4-liter V6 177 hp Two automatic transmissions - both 4-speed, but with different gear ratios.