Monday, November 30, 2009

2011 Chevrolet Cruze U.S. Debut This Week, On Sale 3Q 2010

The 2011 Chevy Cruze, already selling in Europe, comes to the U.S. this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show to challenge Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla with more spacious interior and greater cargo room, according to General Motors.    

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ trims and a new family of small-displacement engines, including 138 horsepower Ecotec 1.4L I-4 turbo which is standard on LT and LTZ models. Along with ten standard air bags, the Cruze should rank high in fuel economy and safety. A stereo system that includes MP3 playback capability, six speakers and an auxiliary jack for personal playback devices is standard.

"Cruze is already a hit across Europe and Asia; and now, it's coming to America to challenge the status quo," said Brent Dewar, GM Vice President, Chevrolet Global brand. "Along with the Volt electric vehicle, Cruze is the latest tangible example of how Chevrolet is working on exciting products that range from gas-friendly to gas-free."

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