Sunday, August 24, 2014

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

History of Chevrolet Cruze

Chevy Cruze is a compact car, that's been around since 2008. Before that the same nameplate was used for the joint venture project with Suzuki, that was sold from 2001 and 2008 and it was based on earlier Suzuki Ignis. When the new vehicle production started it was meant to replace Chevrolet Cobalt and Daewoo Lancetti on the South Korean market. This model is produced in various assembling facilities around the world and sold worldwide under few different nameplates and badges. In Australia it is sold under the Holden badge and in South Korea it is called Daewoo Lancetti Premiere.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Overview

First 2016 Chevrolet Cruze model that was presented to the public is the one that's going to be sold on Chinese market. Later spy photographer caught US model during its test drives. These two models don't defer significantly, but the US model has some changes that makes it more convenient to the American drivers. It is still based on GM Delta II platform, together with bunch of other models including Buick Verano.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze testing


Most of the changes between Chinese and American version are located in the front end. On spy photos from the test drives, new Cruze almost had no camuflage. One of the new things we noticed is a bisected grille that resembles the one seen in Chevy Sonic. Rest of the exterior is more or less the same what we saw in Beijing. New model features blend design that seems like an average compact sedan. Higher trim levels will come with the full HID headlamps and LED daylights.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Interior


There are also few interior changes in the new Cruze model. It comes with redesigned gauge cluster, steering wheel and center stack. It comes in elegant looking two toned design with moire premium materials used than in previous model years.

1,5 liter Ecotec four cylinder engine from 2016 Chevrolet Cruze


Base model  will come with Ecotec 1,5 liter four cylinder engine, which is going to replace the old and relatively weak 138 hp 1,8 liter four. We hope that the new engine will bring the slight boost in power and torque. It is still unknown is 1,4 litre turbocharged four going to be part of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze line up. Top of the line trim will come with 2,0 turbocharged diesel engine that was introduced in 2014 model year. These engines will be paired with six speed automatic transmission. Buyers we'll aslo be able to choose six speed manual or seven speed dual clutch transmission as an additional option.

2016 VW Jetta TDi

2015 Honda Civic

2015 Ford Focus

Other Possible Options

Cruze has lots of very though competition, since some of the most famous models worldwide come from compact sedan class. You can say that this model is GM's answer to Toyota Corolla. We will skip the well known competitors like Corolla and Camry. Real competition to this model is the only VW compact sedan sold in the US, VW Jetta TDi, there's also highly popular Ford Focus and of course Honda Civic.

Price and Release Date

Price of the new model is still unknown. Same goes for official release date, but we figure it will come somewhere in the end of 2015. When it comes to price it is hard to predict anything, it will definitely cost more than $17,995 which was the MSRP of 2015 Chevrolet Cruze.


Cruze is as ordinary and average as one car can get. While driving it you won't make people turn around, or girls jumping on your back seat. Although if you have good people skills, looks or charm, you can get away with literately any car, including Chevy Cruze.

2014 Chevy Cruze ''Good Vibrations'' Commercial


Chevrolet Cruze is the best selling Chevy vehicle worldwide. Commercial for 2014 model was very popular in United States, mostly because of Marky Mark's catchy tune, song called ''Good Vibrations''. Main theme of this commercial was promoting cosmopolitanism and similarities between people (and cars) worldwide.

What Girls Think About Chevy Cruze?

Girls generally think this car is average. One girl told us it looks sleepy and cute, while some others told us that it probably comes with a good gas mileage, since they don't see any other  reason in buying this vehicle. Their mutual assumption is that this is a average looking car, for average people, not the thing you will try to pick up girls with or go for a fancy business meeting.


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