2011 Chevrolet Cruze

August 23, 2008 by  

General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner has announced that the company will invest more than $500 million in the US to build the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, an all-new global compact car. The Cruze will be built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio plant.

The Chevrolet Cruze will be officially unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show in October and will be available in two petrol and one diesel engine variants. The 1.6-liter 16-valve petrol engine could produce 112 hp (82 kW) while the 1.8-liter petrol engine produces 140 hp (103 kW) and both will feature variable valve timing (VVT) on both inlet and exhaust sides for better fuel economy and lower emissions.

The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine produces 150 hp (110 kW) and 320 Nm of torque. The Chevrolet Cruze will be equipped with a five-speed manual transmission as standard but a six-speed automatic transmission will also be available.

The Chevrolet Cruze will replace the current Cobalt in the US and will be powered by a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder with a fuel consumption of 40 mpg (5.88 L/100 km) on the open road and 30 mpg (7.8 L/100 km) in the city.

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is expected to be launched in Europe and Asia Pacific next year. In Asia, the car will be badged as a Daewoo.


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