Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

  The Chevy Cruze is based on GM’s global Delta II platfrom and was designed in South Korea. It was launched in India with a 2-litre diesel engine which it shares with the Chevrolet Captiva. The Cruze is the fastest diesel sedan in its segment and comes with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. It competes with the Skoda Laura, VW Jetta, Toyota Corolla Altis, Renault Fluence, Honda Civic and Hyundai Sonata.

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General Motors gave a preview of what to expect at the Paris Auto Show later this month, and TopSpeed was there to spend some exclusive time with GM’s design chief Ed Welburn.

As we’ve reported earlier, the Chevrolet Cruze will be the new small car that GM will give to the world. It will first go on sale in Europe by 2009, but won’t start production in the U.S. until April of 2010. The Cruze is bigger than all of the current competition, and that may be due to the fact that it’s an international offering. When speaking with Welburn, he told us that because this car is essentially the same no matter if it in Europe, United States, or any other country, it grows to meet all standards. As an example, Welburn pointed out that to meet pedestrian safety standards of Europe meant raising and elongating the hood, then the rest of the car’s proportions had to grow to keep the balance.

In Europe, the engine choices will be a 112 hp 16-valve, 1.6-liter and 140 hp 1.8-liter gasoline engines as well as 150 hp 2.0-liter turbo diesel. Although the engine choices have not yet been announced for the U.S. spec Cruzes, a four-cylinder turbocharged, direct-injection 1.4-liter is rumored that could deliver up to 40 mpg in highway driving.

We will have more exclusive content from General Motor’s Paris preview as well as its hundredth anniversary later this week.

In a press conference GM revealed official images of some of their future model, including the 2010 Chevy Cruze, 2010 Cadillac SRX, 2010 Saab 9-4X, and the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox.

Chevrolet Cruze, Cadillac SRX, Saab 9-4X - first images

At the same event, GM also confirmed the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, 2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe and 2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon.

First to debut will be the 2010 Chevrolet Cruze at the Paris Auto Show. The Cruze will be based on GM’s Delta compact-car architecture and will be powered by a new 1.4-liter global engine that delivers between 120 to 140 hp. Sources say mileage could exceed 40 mpg.

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Source: Jalopnik

GM announced today that its product portfolio in the U.S. and it will resemble more closely those in Europe and Asia—with much more fuel-efficient vehicles.

First, the Saturn Aura will be replaced with the Opel Insignia. Then there will be a production version of theInvicta Concept , but the car may not carry that name in production.

The future Chevrolet Cruze, that will debut at the Paris Auto Show, is expected to have a fuel economy of 40+ mpg. The next-generation Chevrolet Equinox and Cadillac SRX (based on the Cadillac Provoq concept) will arrive by 2010.

GMC will get a crossover, substantially smaller than the Acadia, equipped with four-cylinder engines. GMC is expected to get a version of the new Chevrolet Chevrolet Equinox; it’s "so different" you would never guess they were similar under the skin. The GMC version will most likely be called Terrain.

At the beginning of July GM announced the debut of the compact Cruze at the Paris Auto Show in October. The car will come to replace the current Cobalt and will be built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, plant beginning in 2010. In Europe, the car will go on sale next spring.

The Cruze will be based on GM’s Delta compact-car architecture and will be powered by a new 1.4-liter global engine that delivers between 120 to 140 hp. Sources say mileage could exceed 40 mpg.

Similar in size with Cobalt, the Cruze’s main competitors as the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta, Mazda3 and Ford Focus.

Pictured here is the Cobalt SS.

Chevrolet announced today the debut of the new compact Cruze at the Paris Auto Show in October. Sales will begin in Europe in Spring 2009, and later on the other global regions.

Cruze was developed by a global design and engineering team and will be built in multiple locations around the world. Cruze has a lenght of 4,6 meters and offers ample interior space and cargo capacity for five passengers.

The Cruze features Chevrolet’s new global design language that will continue to be a signature element for future vehicles carrying the gold bowtie. Combined with high safety standards and excellent build quality, Chevrolet will again deliver on its promise of offering a very attractive package at an exceptional value.


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