The debut of Chevrolet Alero was held in 1999 at the motor show in Detroit. On the North American market this model was positioned as the successor to the Achieva cars and sold under the brand of Oldsmobile.
The auto was an almost exact copy of the Pontiac Grand Am model. The differences between these cars were the interior and exterior body panels and lights as 2008 Chevy Impala headlight bulb. The car was produced in two body variants: four-door sedan and two-door coupe. European motorists found the model under the name of Chevrolet Alero.
Unlike America here there was sold exclusively as a sedan. The car was equipped with one of two power trains: a 2.4 – liter engine capacity of 141 horsepower or a 3.2-litre V6 unit with a capacity of 177 horsepower.
A high degree of passive safety was provided by a rigid frame of solid steel with a sophisticated fracture zones and protective beams.