Tuesday, June 8, 2010

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Starts at $16,995 In September

The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze will begin arriving in U.S. dealerships this September, starting at $16,995, including destination. This is the long-awaited Opel-based Chevy replacing the Cobalt. GM is betting on the Cruze to attract customers from the popular top-selling Japanese models to carry the brand.

The 2011 Cruze will be offered for retail sale in four models:
The Cruze LS with a 136 horsepower 1.8L Ecotec engine starts at $16,995, and has 10 air bags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing, traction control, anti-lock brakes, collapsible pedal system, power rear-door child safety locks and standard OnStar, with a six-month subscription including Turn-by-Turn navigation.
The Cruze LT which starts at $18,895, Cruze Eco at $18,895 and the Cruze LTZ at $22,695 all will have the 138 horsepower 1.4L Ecotec turbo engine that's expected to get 40 miles per gallon highway. The LTZ will have a six-way power driver seat, leather seating surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB port with audio interface, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, remote vehicle start, standard automatic climate control, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, and ultrasonic rear-parking assist.

Available options features on Cruze include in-dash navigation system with 40-gigabyte hard drive, enabling pause-and-play radio, downloading of audio CDs, or transferring MP3 files from a USB memory device, Pioneer Audio system, with nine speakers and 250-watt amplifier, heated leather seats, ultrasonic rear park assist and RS Appearance package, including rocker moldings, unique front and rear fascias, front fog lamps, and rear spoiler.