If you needed any more proof of the burgeoning auto gold mine that China is fast becoming, don’t look any further than Chevrolet releasing a special edition Cruze in that market.

We get limited run exotics and the supercar variety, but a Cruze? It’s not exactly the first model you’ll think of when releasing a special edition model in China. But that’s the kind of growth the Chinese market has had in recent years, enough for automakers like Chevy to green light a unique variant for a mid-size car like Cruze.

In any case, the Cruze WTCC Edition was designed to celebrate Chevrolet’s success in the WTCC racing series. The car itself carries race-inspired graphics and a slew of new body kit components that include a new rear bumper, modified side skirts, and a truck-mounted spoiler. Looking at the overall product,

As far as the engine goes, the Cruze WTCC Edition comes with a choice of powertrains, including a 1.6-liter gas engine that produces 115 horsepower and 111 pounds-per-feet of torque and a more powerful 1.8-liter gas engine that delivers 145 horsepower and 130 pounds-per-feet of torque.

For a chance to own one, you’ll have to be in China with 123,900 yuan, or about $20,000, to spend.

  • 2013 Chevrolet Cruze WTCC China Edition
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    145
  • Torque @ RPM:
    130
  • Displacement:
    1.8 L
  • body style:

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8 comments:

  (397) posted on 01.4.2013

hmm, if so, well... that is not ok for Chevys business in China.

  (377) posted on 01.4.2013

i heard that a famous HongKong racing driver was killed in a Cruze WTCC in Macau Grand Prix...

  (346) posted on 01.4.2013

4 karla: you’re right, those two brands and many others should offer credible alternatives.

  (397) posted on 01.4.2013

if I were to spend such money, I would go for something else, for a better value for money.

  (377) posted on 01.4.2013

this engines are pretty decent but so are the latest Civic and Mazda 3

  (349) posted on 01.4.2013

They are using again a prefacelift model to clear stock...

  (346) posted on 01.4.2013

in my opinion, this car is nothing to be excited about

  (341) posted on 01.4.2013

This car is better looking than civic, isn’t it?

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