New or Significantly Altered Models

1997 Chevrolet Corvette
The long awaited fifth generation Corvette will make its first appearance at the North American International Auto Show. For now the only official news on the car is the all-new Gen III V8 for the Corvette. Gen III has aluminum heads, an aluminum block. The engine is good for 340 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque.
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
General Motors is making a strong re-entrance into the midsize market segment with the Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass. The Malibu and Malibu LS make their appearances sporting a 4-wheel independent suspension and two available engines: a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder and the 3100 V6 (std. on LS).
1997 Chevrolet Venture
The all-new trio of minivans: Venture, Silhouette, and Transport will be a serious challenge to the reigning Chrysler champions. The Venture comes in either a standard or extended-wheelbase model. The high-line LS extended wheelbase model includes dual sliding rear doors. Chevrolet distinguishes their version with an egg-shaped chrome grille.

Updated Models

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2d coupe
An RS package is added for the Cavalier coupe.

Mostly Unchanged

1997 Chevrolet Astro
1997 Chevrolet Blazer
1997 Blazers receive a new lift-gate option that allows only the glass to be raised. A ZR2 package is available for 2-door Blazers. The package stiffens the suspension and adds larger off-road tires. An electric sunroof is now available on all models.
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4d
1997 Chevrolet C/K
Passenger side airbag added for 1997
1997 Chevrolet C/K Extended cab
1997 Chevrolet Camaro
1997 Chevrolet Camaro convertible
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Camaro, a limited-edition trim package is being made available on Camaro Z28 for 1997. The package adds white paint, decals, orange stripes, and embroidered seats.
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 4d sedan
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier convertible
1997 Chevrolet Express passenger van
1997 Chevrolet Lumina
The new LTZ package is added for 1997. An optional 215hp DOHC V-6 engine, wider tires and optional 4-wheel disc brakes give this car a fighting chance against the Grand Prix GTP and the Taurus SHO.
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
The Monte Carlo gains the Z34 package which consists of a new transmission and 3.4 Liter DOHC V-6 engine. An electric sunroof is now available as an option.
1997 Chevrolet S10
1997 Chevrolet S10 Extended cab
1997 Chevrolet Suburban
Passenger side airbag added for 1997.
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
Passenger side airbag added for 1997.
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 4d


1996 Chevrolet Beretta
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic / Impala sedan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic / Impala station wagon
1996 Chevrolet Corsica
1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV wagon