GM Unveils The New Chevrolet Cruze, to Hit Market by 2016
General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the 2nd generation Cruze in Detroit. The 2016 Cruze was teased in an emoji-coded press release from Chevrolet, which went viral a few days ago. Cruze is one of Chevrolet’s best selling cars around the world. The new version of Cruze will be available in more than 40 countries next year.
John Cafaro, executive director, Chevrolet Design, says that the new design has been influenced by the 2014 Impala and the new Malibu, keeping the common style design. The new Cruze sports a dual port grille surrounded by LED headlamps. The new sedan will be 68 mm longer and an inch shorter than the current model. The change in height and length leads to a more spacious cabin. A 7-inch touch screen will display MyLink and Android Auto with an optional 8-inch screen for CarPlay.
In terms of safety, Chevrolet has deployed 10 air bags, a side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure alert and forward collision alert in the new Cruze.
The car will be available in two versions – the standard 1.4 litre Ecotec turbo four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission and the 1.6 litre turbodiesel engine, which will be made available next year. The 1.4 litre engine claims to deliver 0-100 kmph in eight seconds.