Chevrolet published the first official image of the new Cruze station wagon, face lifted version will be officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show.
The main attraction of the house car main event will be Cruze car, station wagon, offering the public the opportunity to observe changes to the operation of restyling. The aesthetic updates include refreshed front grille, a new front bumper and LED lights.
At the start, the car will be available with new engines besides the current range: a 1.6-liter petrol unit and a 2.0-liter diesel.Subsequently, the offer will be completed with a 1.4 liter gasoline engine and a 1.7-liter diesel. All engines meet Euro 5 emission standards.
On board the new Cruze will find and devices such as the keyless door opening, reversing camera and novelty Chevrolet MyLinkinfotainment system.
In fact, this innovation is one of the attractions stand carmaker in Geneva. MyLink can use all files on any smartphone(personal playlists, photos, calendar, videos and other applications).
Besides the new Cruze Station Wagon, Chevrolet will present in Geneva two new prototypes, and a number of technologies that will be included in future models.
Chevrolet could develop a version of the Cruze, say some voices quoted by Detroit Bureau.
Some rumors announcing a future coupe version of the Chevrolet Cruze. The model could be based on the hatchback and will attack a different market segment of compact. That segment is declining and some manufacturers have given up versions with three / two-door compacts of the portfolio in favor of more practical and popular models, with four / five-door. Meanwhile, manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Renault were kept in the range three-door version of the compact, while Ford and Citroen, for example, have abandoned their three-door compacts.
This model would be designed mainly in the U.S. market, where two-door versions of the Cobalt and Cavalier were particularly interesting for young people. Source model suggests announcing GM’s Lordstown plant production in, Ohio, a sign that the coupe version of the Cruze is not necessarily intended for markets in Europe. Data that contradict rumors about the plant because the factory is already working at full capacity to build the sedan version of the Cruze.
Market in the United States, those in GM were successful in May, the Cruze is the best selling model of the entire market segment. Some analysts believe that this increase in sales comes after the disaster that struck the Japanese automobile manufacturers, who then had interruptions in production and could not deliver as many units.
Chevrolet will present pre-series version of its hatchback Cruze in Paris. The model is one of four premieres of American manufacturer in this edition of the Paris Motor Show.
Chevrolet Cruze will be offered in a hatchback version, which will begin in a form that designates a Chevrolet “presentation” on September 30 at the Paris Motor Show. If the design lines of this model will be reflected on the machine that customers can buy from showrooms in 2011, specific elements of copy “presentation” in Paris, such as lights and front fog lights, LED blue will not appear on the final version.
Compact segment in Europe is 4.8 million units per year and represent 65% hatch sites of total sales. Therefore, those in the Chevrolet have developed this model to respond to market requirements in Europe. Cruze sedan’s sales comes first category to the markets of Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Britain, but hatchback come on land more aggressively, the Volkswagen Golf has primacy for some time.
Hatchback Cruze will be available for sale across Europe in mid 2011 and prices will be announced closer to launch date. The model has the same posture as “brother” of its sedans and fully benefit from the same chassis type BFI. According to the Chevrolet, use the “BFI” provides high levels of stability and strength.
“Cruze is proving to be a real success story. Sell this model in 70 countries around the world and, recently, it has exceeded the Aveo became the best selling car brand in the world. Hatchback models play a critical role on many markets. entire compact segment in Europe is approximately 4.8 million units, representing over one quarter of the overall market and hatchback models are about 65% of this volume. Therefore, expect to see an increase commercial activity in certain regions, which will convey the message that Chevrolet is now a serious player and top in Europe. “said Wayne Brannon, President and CEO of Chevrolet Europe.
Regarding the specifications of the new Cruze Hatchback, officials did not give the mark a lot of details. However, we know that Cruze’s hatchback has a volume of about 400 liters of luggage space and can be folded down rear seats split 60/40. No information about the engines that will get this model, most likely they will be taken directly from his Cruze sedan. Do not expect to have model number calipers painted blue and blue optical block, copy the image as a version of Cruze’s pre-series hatchback.
Small image gallery of Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback below
On the occasion of the upcoming exhibition in New York, Chevrolet unveiled its various versions of Cruze sedan. Among these visitors to the exhibition of the Big Apple can find a sportier variation stylistically. This pack will be provided on the trim levels LT and LTZ. This is of course the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze RS.
Under the name of the RS package for American customers for a commercial launch in the coming weeks, the U.S. sedan visually distinguished via the presence of various elements.
There was an appearance more dynamic and somewhat sportier. The Cruze gets new shields, air intake more pronounced rear spoiler, trunk spoiler, sills and a new skirt or rear fog lights.
Aboard the sedan receives a new instrumentation with new lighting and chrome-ringed, sports seats and the RS badge on the door sills. Nothing to report engine issue. Recall that the commercial launch of the Cruze in the autumn.
Eco With the Cruze, Chevrolet used the U.S. method already widely used in Europe, using various technical changes to lower consumption. The Cruze has Eco claim a level of consumption of a hybrid model, without extra cost, according to its manufacturer …
The Cruze Eco resumed under the hood the 1.4 Turbo engine from 140 hp offered in manual transmission, but automatic, again with 6 speed. The changes are mainly aerodynamic, with a lowered ride height, a slightly extended front bumper with a lip, and especially to a grille air intakes journals. The upper part is partially blocked, while the lower part opts for components controlled depending on the speed. The 17-inch wheels are shod with special tires with lower rolling resistance, and the axle ratio has been lengthened.
Finally, the use of these tested recipes can advertise 40 mpg (5.9 l/100 km) for the manual version on a freeway. The urban cycle consumption and the automatic version will be unveiled later. Compared with just one hybrid, the Prius claims on the same cycle 48 mpg (4.9 l/100 km) and Insight 43 mg (5.5 l/100 km).