2011 Chevrolet Cruze

September 25, 2008
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It's not even October yet, but GM's already released images of the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan ahead of its debut at the 2008 Paris motor show.
Riding on the newly-revamped Delta platform, the Cruze will serve as GM's global small-car, replacing both the Daewoo-built Lacetti (known to the U.S. as the Suzuki Forenza) overseas and the Chevrolet Cobalt here in North America.
Designers claimed they aimed for a "wheels-out, body-in" look, but what we see looks remarkably like a Holden up front, albeit with a split grille tacked in place. It's certainly more aggressive than the tame Cobalt, but we'll wait to see how it looks in person.
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Europeans will be able to buy their Cruzes with a 112-hp 1.6-liter I-4, 140-hp 1.8-liter I-4, or a 150-hp 2.0-liter turbodiesel I-4 underhood. Transmission choices include either the standard five-speed manual or an all-new six-speed automatic.
They'll also be able to buy a Cruze before we will: the car goes on sale in Europe in early 2009, while we'll have to wait until 2010 or 2011 to see production begin at GM's factory in Lordstown, Ohio.


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2011 Chevrolet Cruze

LS FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4
starting at (MSRP)
$16,525
Engine
1.8L I4
Fuel Economy
26 City 36 Hwy
2011 Chevrolet Cruze