Fact file: Chevrolet Cruze
Design Appeal and Quality Focus to Value Segment
- Segment: compact
- In the model range since: 2009
- Units sold in Europe until June 30, 2010: 48,600
The all-new Chevrolet Cruze sedan raises the bar for design appeal, build quality and running refinement in Europe's compact value segment. Chevrolet has always stood for value and Cruze delivers on that promise like never before. It redefines value with its design, quality, materials and great style inside and out.
Inside and out, the design team developed a new global design language for the Chevrolet brand, introducing fresh visual elements while leveraging the potential to express traditional, Chevy signature design cues in new ways.
An arching roofline, extending from the steeply raked windshield into the slim
rear pillars, is the defining exterior feature of Cruze. Combined with a relatively short rear deck, it brings four-door coupé-like looks to this market segment for the first time. Conveying a sporty yet warm ambience, the five-seater cabin is typified by harmonious, flowing lines and the application of grained, soft-touch materials. It is a high quality execution that transcends the compact value segment.
The Chevrolet Cruze global compact sedan has earned the top rating of five stars from the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP). The Cruze's safety begins with its solid body structure. The Cruze features a new body-frame integral (BFI) system supplemented with finely tuned chassis components. With the BFI system, the upper body structure and frame are engineered as a single unit, offering a heightened sense of solidity and stability.
The Cruze was also elected the AUTOBEST car of 2010 by a jury of leading auto writers in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Cruze features as standard a full range of active and passive safety features usually found only on more expensive vehicles, including:
- Electronic Stability Control
- Traction control
- Anti-lock brakes
- Brake assist
- Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
- Six air bags, including driver, front passenger, front side and curtain air bags
- Seat-belt reminders, retractors and lap pretensioners with seat-belt load limiters
The all-new gasoline and diesel line-up comprises 1.6 and 1.8-liter, all-aluminum, gasoline engines, and a 2.0-liter turbo diesel unit with 16 valves.
Cruze's suspension, braking and steering systems have been developed on European roads to meet European driving tastes. Striking a balance between agility and ride comfort, Cruze offers the driver a high degree of 'connectedness' while also delivering a relaxed and refined ride character.
New for MY11, are more powerful Euro-5 compliant powerplants along with an all new 6-speed manual transmission for the 2.0 Diesel engines
Status: September 2010