It will be offered with a choice of four engines – 1.6 (113PS) and 1.8-litre (141PS) petrols featuring variable valve timing for maximum performance and efficiency, plus two diesels, both 2.0-litres and with a choice of 125PS or 150PS power outputs. Automatic transmission will be offered on the petrol models.
The range will kick off with the 1.6 S. As well as remote central locking, the model features follow-me-home lighting, CD-radio system, electric front windows, a fully-adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel, six airbags, ESC, soft-touch cabin materials, and premium blue-backlit dashboard dials. The 1.6S A/C model, at £11,995, also adds air conditioning.
The LS model, expected to be the best-seller in the range, starts at £12,595 for the 1.6 manual variant and includes air conditioning as standard, plus other features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, a chrome edged radiator grille, front fog lights and reverse parking sensors.
Flagship of the range will be the LT, which comes in 1.8 petrol or 2.0-litre diesel guise, starting at £13,595. For that, you get cruise control, climate control, an automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror, an upgraded high-output stereo, electric rear windows, chrome detailing and 17-inch alloy wheels, plus the option of an integrated satellite navigation system.
The Cruze will also spearhead Chevrolet's campaign in the 2009 World Touring Car Championship, which kicked off on March 8 in Curitiba, Brazil. The UK round of the WTCC takes place at Brands Hatch on July 19 – just in time to coincide with the car's UK introduction.Chevrolet shows Cruze hatchback in Paris
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21 August 2008