Chevrolet will unveil its new Chevrolet Cruze at the Paris motor show in October 2008. The new four-door sedan will be launched in UK and Europe in March 2009, followed by launches in other global markets.
The Chevrolet Cruze has been designed by a global design and engineering team and will be built in multiple locations around the world. The Chevrolet Cruze will replace the Chevrolet Cobalt, which has previously been sold under various brands worldwide with Hatchback, Sedan and Wagon body styles.
The Chevrolet Cruze will have enhanced interior space and cargo capacity of five passengers. The Chevrolet Cruze comes with compact dimensions featuring bold styling cues, an arching roofline, sloping rear pillars that give it a lean profile and a neatly styled rear deck.
At the front, the large, sweeping headlamp units wrap around the nose of the car, while other design themes include a concave shoulder line, Chevrolet’s now-trademark two-tier grille and restrained use of exterior trim, for an unfussy appearance.
The Chevrolet Cruze that will debut in Europe will boast of three engines, the 112PS, 1.6-litre and 140PS 1.8-litre petrol units, with variable valve timing for optimal power, fuel economy and exhaust emissions, and the 150PS two-litre 150PS common-rail injection turbodiesel.
The new features of the Chevrolet Cruze are the twin-cockpit design, with a distinct centre console dividing the front into separate areas for the driver and passenger. The Chevrolet Cruze will be the first Chevrolet vehicle to use GM’s Delta 2 platform that will be used in all GM small cars.