21 August 2008
Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

New Chevrolet Cruze: first pictures

21 August 2008 | They're the first ever views of the Chevrolet Cruze! Here are the first pictures of Chevrolet's all-new compact family car, which is set to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. On sale next spring, the four-door model is an entirely global car, which will go on sale across all continents as one of Chevrolet's core new models.

Its compact dimensions feature bold styling cues, with an arching roofline, sloping rear-pillars that give it a lean profile and a neatly styled rear deck providing upmarket and handsome good looks. At the front, the large, sweeping headlamp units wrap around the nose of the car, while other design themes include a concave shoulder line, Chevrolet's trademark two-tier grille and a restrained use of exterior trim, giving it a solid, unfussy appearance.

Chevrolet Cruze

Inside, the car features a twin-cockpit design, with a distinct centre console dividing the front into separate areas for the driver and passenger – a styling cue taken from various iconic Chevrolet performance cars.

At launch, three engines will be offered – 1.6-litre 112PS and 1.8-litre 140PS petrol units, both with variable valve timing for optimal power, fuel economy and exhaust emissions, or a 2.0-litre 150PS common-rail turbodiesel.

Chevrolet Cruze

The Cruze heralds a new era for Chevrolet, which is set to be built upon even further over the coming months with the introduction of even more new models, including the iconic Camaro.