GM releases first images of the new Chevrolet Cruze

All New Chevrolet Cruze

A few minutes ago GM released the first images of their new global car, the Chevrolet Cruze. Scheduled to make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, the Cruze features bold front styling, with large headlamp housings that wrap around the front corners and sweep up, arrow-like, into the fenders and sculpted hood. Other design themes include a concave shoulder line, the two-tier grille and a “wheels-out/body-in” stance. On the interior, the Cruze features a ‘twin cockpit’ design motif, first introduced in the Corvette.

“Our goal in designing Cruze was to be bold, not evolutionary,” says chief designer Taewan Kim. “We wanted to take a big step forward, making a strong design statement for Chevrolet products around the world.”

When sales will start in Europe, next March, the Chevrolet Cruze will be available with two petrol engines, a 1.6 liter (112 hp/82 kW) and an 1.8 litre (140 hp/103 kW) featuring Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology on both inlet and exhaust sides and a new 2.0 liter turbo diesel, developing 150 hp/ 110 kW and 320 Nm of torque. Customers will be able to choose between a five-speed manual gearboxe and an all-new six-speed automatic.

“We are proud that Europe is leading the introduction for this global product,” said Wayne Brannon, Executive Director, Chevrolet Europe. “Chevrolet has always stood for expressive value and Cruze delivers on that promise like never before. It further redefines Chevrolet with its design, quality, materials and great style inside and out. The fit and finish for gaps and interfaces sets a new standard for this segment in Europe and around the world.”


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