U.S. Spec 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to be Unveiled at L.A. Auto Show

After launching the new compact sedan in Europe, General Motors has announced that it will show off its U.S.-spec 2011 Chevrolet Cruze at the L.A. Auto Show. After being launched practically everywhere else in the world, GM is finally ready to bring the Cruze to the U.S.

"With expected highway fuel economy up to 40 miles per gallon, Cruze will be extremely gas-friendly," said Brent Dewar, Chevrolet's vice president. "Chevrolet's focus is on forward-looking technologies to the benefit of our customers, such as the highly efficient, small-displacement turbocharged engine in the Cruze."

The Cruze will help bolster GM's expanding lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles. The Cruze will be offered with a 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that offers up to 40 mpg on the expressway.

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Too bad the cost benefit of 40mpg will be wiped out immediately by the added insurance costs of a turbo engine. And what's the deal with waiting to release a new platform that gets excellent fuel economy in your HOME MARKET until it has been on sale in every other civilized country in the world for 6-9 months in the midsts of a worldwide economic recession, when the people who financed the development of this vehicle (namely, the US taxpayer, you, me and your neighbor) could really use the perceived value and fuel economy?Once again, Government Motors, you have dropped the ball, and I want my money back!

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