2011 Chevrolet Cruze

August 23, 2008

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.

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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX and 2.5 GT

August 3, 2008

Subaru has officially released the new 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX in the US which receives a power increase of 41 hp from the previous version. Another version of Impreza released is the 2.5GT model which is powered by a 224 hp turbocharged intercooled engine.

The new 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged intercooled Boxer engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission to produce 265 hp at 6,000 rpm and 244 lb-ft of maximum torque at 4,000 rpm, a significant increase compared to the standard 224 hp and 226 lb-ft from the 2008 model.

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