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2011 Chevrolet Cruze RS

Chevrolet’s very successful Cruze sedan will be the first model at the New York Auto Show and will include an RS package. The new RS package will be available for LT and LTZ trim levels.

The package includes unique fascias, rocker moldings, a rear spoiler, and fog lamps. The interior gets chrome accent rings in place of the standard silver finish, as well as opaque cluster bezels that allow the cluster’s ice blue backlighting to shine through – providing a sporty nighttime appearance.

Updated 04/01/2010: Chevrolet unveiled today a video of the Cruze RS presenting the car in details. Check it out!

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Chevrolet also shows an optional RS sport appearance package for the Cruze LT and LTZ trim levels.

Cruze is the first in a family of all-new Chevrolet small and compact cars designed to offer excellent fuel economy, outstanding quality and top safety ratings. Cruze models for the United States and Canada will be produced at the Lordstown, Ohio assembly complex. In February, Chevrolet announced the addition of a third shift at Lordstown that will add 1,200 workers to support a smooth, fast and flawless ramp-up of Cruze production. More than $350 million has been invested to re-tool the plant and add new, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.

Chevrolet Cruze RS

“This investment helps secure the best possible manufacturing footprint to react to market demand and deliver vehicles faster to our customers,” said Campbell. “We believe Cruze is the right car at the right time for American consumers.”

Cruze RS details

Complementing Cruze’s sporty proportions is an optional RS appearance package for the LT and LTZ trim levels, which bolsters the car’s styling with unique fascias, rocker moldings, rear spoiler and fog lamps. An uplevel instrument cluster is also part of the package and includes chrome accent rings in place of the standard silver finish, as well as opaque cluster bezels that allow the cluster’s ice blue backlighting to shine through – providing a sporty nighttime appearance.

Chevrolet Cruze RS

"For customers who want even more personality and presence in their vehicle, the RS appearance package builds on the already bold face and coupe-like proportions of the Cruze,” said Michael Simcoe, executive director, North American Exterior Design.




17 comments:

Cruze maybe looks so simple on its styling, but I must say that it is still very impressive for me because of the fact that this is so reliable to drive on the road.

I simply love the aesthetic design of this Cruze. smiley Well, I can say that with its sleek body paint, it looks so classy on that, but I’m quite wondering on its figure performance, was it good as well?

The platform design and the styling of this Cruze is so simple and ordinary but despite that it is very appealing and will surely stand out on its simplicity.

Turbo Charging is nice, but usually it requires extra maintenance such as synthetic oil and premium fuel... Something the average person won’t care much for at the pump or when getting an oil change. I like the idea GM is thinking, but maybe not the best idea.

But what really concerns me is the RS badging, why purposely confuse Ford and Chevrolet. Why not use the SS badge, I know it isn’t the real turbo model so just slap ECO after it, and that will really trick us Americans.

That could be just for the ECO model. I think the Regular 1.4T should get to 60 a tad quicker... I’m wondering too why GM didn’t choose the old 2.2l engine. or make a new 1.8-2.0L engine with direct injection and the like?

GM has been using the "RS" nameplate for a lot longer than Ford. Plus, you’ll never see a Ford RS in the same market you’ll see a GM RS.

I don’t think 19s are rice, but having 19s on entry level is weird...but it will lower the price of aftermarket rubber. So expensive in 19 size...

yeah, no doubt about that..No wonder why everyone love the Chevy for its distinct and classy designs.

2011 Chevy Cruze seems to be the sedan with the right feel and classy design in the compact affordable car market! Its interiors are really roomy and spacious.With Cruze, GM is indeed re-emerging its lost place in the global car market!

How about the engine specs? MPH? RPM? Top SPEED?

Well I’ve already drove the Regular Cruze and I must say that I had fun driving it. It handles well and very precise in acceleration and suspension. Im pretty sure that the RS is way way better and more fun to drive with.

That’s great...Now where is the SS Cruze competitor to the upcoming Ford Focus RS/ST/SVT (whichever we get here). Sorry not interested in appearance packages. A turbo 4 that gets 30mpg plus would be more eye catching than a body kit and wheels.

I normally see it as an average car but I have a feeling that it will accommodate my needs.

It kinda reminds me of Toyota though. The front nose (not including headlights) seems to remind me of Toyota Vios and the rear kinda looks like a Toyota Altis. Anyhow, it doesn’t look like it though, just reminds me of Toyota who are not doing well this year. I hope that for Chevy, this car would be selling a lot as it seems to be affordable and an exciting safe ride as well.

TurboCharging is nice, but usually it requires extra maintenance such as synethetic oil and premium fuel. Something the average person won’t care much for at the pump or when getting an oil change. I like the idea GM is thinking, but maybe not the best idea.

Cool this is my kind of car! It has the killer looks and performance that can compete to any RS cars like Focus RS, Koup RS and Speed 3 S.

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