Chevrolet Cruze gets new transmission

Posted on Wednesday, 3 February 2010 , 03:02:32 byEmil

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Chevrolet Cruze gets new transmission

The current generation of the Chevrolet Cruze has been in production since 2008 but hit the European market only in February 2009. The Chevrolet Cruze has replaced the Chevrolet Cobalt and the Chevrolet Lacetti. The Chevrolet Cruze is currently assembled in a lot of factories around the world, including factories in South Korea (Incheon), India (Halol), China (Shenyang) and Russia (Sankt Petersburg).

The current top of the range version of the Chevrolet Cruze is the 2.0 VCDi LT. This version has some interesting standard features, including an alarm system, full climate control, a six CD autochanger with MP3 socket, parking sensors, automatic headlights, cruise control, rain sensitive wipers, front fog lamps as well as 17 inch alloy wheels. Now, in order to gain more potential buyers, the North American automaker decided to offer an optional six speed automatic transmission with a manual shift function for the top of the range Chevrolet Cruze .

Thus, when equipped with the new optional gearbox, the top of the range Chevrolet Cruze will return an average fuel economy of 42.2 mpg UK combined and 51.4 mpg UK on extra urban cycle (which are the equivalents of 35.1 mpg US combined and 42.8 mpg US on extra urban cycle or a fuel consumption of 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers combined and 5.5 liters per 100 kilometers in extra urban cycle). Thanks to a 2.0 liter common rail diesel engine that has an output of 150 horsepower, the top of the range Chevrolet Cruze equipped with the new transmission will be able to reach a maximum speed of 199 km/h (124 mph) while accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 9.9 seconds.

Unfortunately, Chevrolet did not mention how much will the optional six speed automatic transmission with a manual shift function cost.