2011 Chevrolet Cruze US Version review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 30 November 2009 , 20:11:30 byAngela

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Chevrolet Cruze US Version

Chevrolet is unveiling the US production version of the 2011 Cruze compact sedan at the Los Angeles Show. It is expected to deliver segment-leading fuel economy with new Ecotec 1.4-liter I-4 turbo with variable valve timing including up to 40 mpg on the highway with a high-efficiency model. It will go on sale in the US in the third quarter of 2010, but has already logged more than 4 million miles in quality and durability testing worldwide. The carmaker will offer it in LS, LT and LTZ trims and standard and available equipment includes a new family of efficient 4-cylinder engines including a 1.4-liter turbo and a 1.8-liter that send the power to the wheels through 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions. All models share an interior characterized by premium materials and lengthy roster of unexpected equipment, including leading infotainment. It was designed to give customers the features they want regardless of the size or segment of the car. The Cruze is wider and longer than most of its competitors. The overall appearance is one of purposeful precision. The bold design cues and attention to detail carry over to the interior, where the twin-cockpit is matched with high-quality materials and exceptional assembly tolerance. The instrument panel is an excellent example of how Cruze eschews expectations of compact cars. The LED lights provide a crisp, ice-blue illumination of the analog instruments, as well as lighting for the interior controls. The 1.4-liter turbo engine is capable of developing 138 horsepower and 148 lb. ft. of torque. The 1.8-liter 4-cylinder has the same basic architecture as the 1.4-liter turbo. The carmaker offers a 5 year / 100.000-mile power-train warranty, the best coverage in America. The Cruze delivers quietness and refinement on the road.