Redesign and First-Ever Diesel for a New 2017 Cruze

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The new generation Cruze presentation was held in the US, the main market for the new car. 2017 model year vehicle is the continuation of a global GM project started in China in 2014. The domestic market model has greatly improved, especially comparing with the first generation, which was rather problematic in the US, despite huge success worldwide.

Nevertheless, GM has improved Cruze in every aspect, fixed all design mistakes of the previous generation car. That is why 2017 Chevy Cruze is worth noting.

Chevy Cruze With A Totally New Look

For the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze has used completely new platform from General motors. It is already mobilized for such cars as the Buick Verano and Opel Astra of a new generation. Now it is the turn of Chevrolet Cruze. Due to a new platform it was possible to increase rigidity by 27 percent, but remove the extra 250 pounds If you compare it with the performance of its predecessor. Don’t forget that during the Beijing motor show, which took place in April of this year, new Cruz was announced. But the Chinese version of new is different in many ways. “American” is more solid, sporty and, apparently, quality.

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The front part is decorated simply, predatory headlights head optics, a rather unusual lower air intake, narrow raised grille and ribbed hood. Also attract the attention of sections of the fog lights with air ducts. Definite splitter emphasizes the sportiness of the new items. Side sporty character is also well shown. This is evident by exaggerated wheel arches, the roof line, powerful wheel disks, aerodynamic outer right rear view mirrors.

Feed is not without its charms. Compact boot lid, stylish optics, sleek bumper – what you want for American youth. Although for more Mature drivers, the car will fit well.

Pricing and Availability

The second generation Chevrolet Cruze planned to sell in 40 countries. Sales began in the United States of America in late 2016. The 2017 model year price starting from $17,850 for the basic trim. However, the pricing for the top-end trim might be nearly twice as for the standard one. The basic trim called “L manual” and features 6-speed manual gearbox coupled with 1.4-liter turbocharged engine.

Here are manufacturer suggested price for the sedan modification of the car with gasoline engine:

LS manual: $19,400
LS automatic: $20,400
LT manual: $21,025
LT automatic: $22,325
Premier automatic: $24,350

Interior Space Increased

As you can see, the car was very interesting in many ways superior to its predecessor. Inside the impression is not less positive. The salon is modern, ergonomic, comfortable for rear passengers than could not boast of previous Chevrolet Cruze. There are 36 inches of space, which is 2 inches more. Moreover, this is a record figure for the class. Materials quality, Assembly is performed responsibly and accurately. To the fitting parts impossible to find fault.

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The complete set of a sedan even basic equipment will pleasantly surprise potential buyers. The simplest version is: a multimedia system MyLink; colour touch display of 7 inches; climate control; electric Parking brake; multifunction steering wheel; heated steering wheel; heated front seats; rearview camera; 10 airbags. Optional the car also can be equipped very well: Wi-Fi LTE Wi-Fi; charger for smartphones; multimedia system with 8-inch screen; colour display for the instrument panel on 4.2 inches; leather interior; electric drive of adjustment of position of the front seats; rear couch; a tracking system for exit lanes; a system to prevent frontal collisions; a tracking system for the blind zones; the help system when driving in traffic; a pressure sensor in the tire; the system of automatic control of the illumination lamps, etc.

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Cruze Goes Turbo

In the engine compartment is located a gasoline turbocharged four-cylinder engine capacity of 1.4 liters. It’s power 153 horsepower and torque has reached 177 ft-lb (240 Nm).

The direct injection system, a cylinder block made of aluminum, modern layout made it possible to reduce the friction, improve the efficiency of fuel consumption. Also, in many respects the savings will contribute to the standard are included with each configuration, the Start-Stop system.Users can choose between two transmissions – six-step mechanics or a dedicated six auto.According to yet unofficial information, the speed of acceleration from 0 to 60 MPH takes almost 8 seconds (7.6 to be exact). Fuel consumption outside the city is about 46 MPG. The volume of fuel in the tank is enough to overcome about 520 miles in the presence of the automatic transmission.

Dimensions of the second generation were as follows: Length 183.7 in Width 70.6 in, Height 57.4 in, Wheelbase 106.3 in, ground Clearance 5.5 in.

What is more, new Cruze features optional diesel engine which is a 1.6-liter turbocharged unit producing 240 ft/lb of torque. GM claimed fantastic 52 mpg fuel consumption in highway conditions in a Cruze turbodiesel equipped with a manual transmission.


2017 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection, turbocharged
Displacement 1,4L
Power/torque 153 hp; 177 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 106.3 in.
Length 183.7 in.
Height 57.4 in.
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume N/A
Performance
0-60 7,6 sec
Top speed 132 mph
PRICE RANGE: $17,000-$26,000 (est)
Competitors: Mazda 3, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta

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  • Performance4.4
  • Design4.6
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy4.7
Summary

The new generation of Cruze features downsized turbocharged engine which leads to impressive fuel efficiency.

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