Chevrolet Cruze

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

    GM has recently confirmed that from 2013 the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan will be sold with a turbodiesel engine option, allowing an auto-equipped diesel Cruze to hit low to mid 40s miles per gallon on average. Even the regular gasoline version is fairly efficient by the standards of many cars though, achieving 28mpg city and 42mpg highway, 33mpg combined. One of the ways this is possible is by using microprocessors to control an Electronic Returnless Fuel System. Where the fuel pump in a regular vehicle runs at full speed all the time, the pump in the Chevy Cruze is monitored by the...

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    Chevrolet Cruzes To SXSW To Hype MyLink And New Models

    Whip out your backpack and groom your mustache: it's time for America's favorite festival for interactive, film, and music, South by Southwest. And just like last year, Chevrolet will be tagging along with lots of new goods, including Chevy MyLink. The company will also host a shuttle service, a...

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    2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback European Production Design Trademarked

    If you're longing for the Cruze Hatchback, you'd better start looking for tickets to Australia or Europe, as that's the closest you're going to get. Today, images of the final production design of the European Chevrolet-badged version of the car (shown at the Paris auto show) emerged from the EU's...

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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze Live From The L.A. Show Floor

    The new Cruze will hit the floor on December 2.

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    GM Chairman wants to see models on sale ahead of schedule

    In a market where only about 10 million cars are expected to be sold annually - down from 16 million last year - every tenth of a percent of market share counts. That's why Board of Directors Chairman Ed Whitacre sees a strong need to act quickly to prevent further market share erosion. Despite the...

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    Holden designing Cruze-based hatch for global markets

    From the onset Chevrolet’s new Cruze compact sedan was designed as a global model. Today it’s already on sale in Asia, Europe and Australia and eventually it will be gracing showrooms here in the U.S., though there is still a wait of more than a year until that happens. As a global...

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    In an atypically cryptic press release, General Motors today announced that it will be building a new small car at an unnamed idled UAW-staffed assembly plant here in the U.S. The new vehicle will be in addition to the already-planned 2011 Chevrolet Volt and Cruze, but it's not yet known which small car it will be. When the new small car will go into production also hasn't been disclosed, though with the Volt set to enter production late in 2010 and the Cruze aiming for an early 2010 release, it could be timed to fit between them, sometime in summer 2010. One small car candidate is the...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    GM scraps plans for Volt engine plant in Flint, Michigan

    Earlier this month General Motors announced that it was putting plans for the construction of a new engine plant in Flint, Michigan, on hold. The plant was to build a new range of 1.4L four-cylinder powertrains for cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Cruze, but a company spokesperson has now revealed...

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    First Chevrolet Volt engines will come from Austria

    General Motors has confirmed that the first batch of its upcoming Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids will feature an internal combustion ‘back-up’ engine sourced from Aspern, Austria, and not from Flint, Michigan, as originally planned. The announcement comes just a week after it was...

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    GM Holden confirms plans to produce new compact sedan and hatch

    Despite General Motors’ financial troubles both here and abroad, the carmaker today announced future expansion plans for its Australian subsidiary Holden. Holden builds the Pontiac G8 for the U.S. market and was the main development team for the upcoming Camaro. It has now confirmed that a...

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    European launch for Chevrolet Cruze on track for April 2009

    While General Motors’ financial strife may be putting many of its development plans on the back burner for now, a statement from Chevrolet's European Executive Director confirms that the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze will remain on schedule for its debut in the European market in just a few...

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    GM launches Cruze in South Korea, more than two years to go for U.S.

    General Motors may be delaying the introduction of the recently revealed Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan in North America, possibly by more than two years, but the car has already been launched in South Korea. Sold under the Daewoo brand as a Lacetti, the Cruze represents GM's next-generation global...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

    General Motors will reportedly postpone spending on product development in all of 2009 and 2010 in an effort to cut costs. The spending cuts will affect engineering, research and design, and is expected to lead to delays in the introduction of crucial models such as the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. The information comes from an inside source, who told Automotive News that no actual models planned for those two years has been canceled. This is contrary to previous reports that claimed GM had canceled plans for its next-generation Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUVs. It does...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
    General Motors looking at hatch and wagon variants for Cruze

    Despite the economic reality that smaller cars may end up costing their owners as much as larger cars, the small and mid-size segment is an incredibly important volume leader, and the Chevrolet Cruze is shaping up to be General Motors' prime entrant. As the Cruze progresses through its lifecycle...

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    Report: GM may delay Chevrolet Cruze amid rising costs

    General Motors is drastically cutting costs as it tries to ride out the current auto market slump, which is expected to ease by around 2010. The ailing carmaker is burning through approximately $1 billion in cash per month, a figure that it is hoping to reduce by downsizing its workforce, reducing...

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    Chevrolet starts trials for WTCC Cruze race car

    The all-new Chevrolet Cruze is an important model for General Motors globally, so from the start of its development there have been plans to eventually enter it into the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). The international race series competes in Europe, Africa, South America and the...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    GM invests $370m for new small engine plant

    General Motors today announced that it will invest $370m for a new small engine manufacturing plant located in Flint, Michigan. The plant is an important step towards preparing GM to introduce the crucial Volt and Cruze products to the North American marketplace and attempt to gain leadership in...

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