Today GM unveiled the production-intent North American Chevrolet Cruze ahead of its Los Angeles auto show debut.
Today GM unveiled the production-intent North American Chevrolet Cruze ahead of its Los Angeles auto show debut.As the new Chevrolet’s small car, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze will replace Chevrolet Cobalt.On the outside, the car is characterized by the two-tier Chevrolet family grill with an improved roofline, giving the car a coupe look with a usable sedan body.The materials used in the interior are of better quality than on Cobalt. The instrument panel with LED backlighting blends into the center stack with a standard driver infotainment center, climate control, and audio buttons.The two engines which may power the new Cruze are: A standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 136 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque and the optional 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The estimated consume will be 40 mpg highway with the 1.4-liter engine, according to GM.The pricing for the Cruze was not announced yet, but it will probably be around the same price as the outgoing Cobalt. The Cruze will be delivered starting with the third quarter of 2010.