First Pictures Of The Chevrolet Cruze

Posted on: 29 August 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

A glimpse at the new Chevrolet Cruze which will launch at the Paris Motor Show in October.

These are the first ever pictures of the Chevrolet Cruze, an all new compact family car, which will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.

On sale in the UK 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.

Front view of the Chevrolet CruzeIts 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.

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.

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 Chevrolet performance cars.

Chevrolet Cruze“Our goal with the design of the Cruze was to be bold, not evolutionary,” says chief designer Taewan Kim.

“We wanted to take a big step forward, making a strong design statement for Chevrolet products around the world.”

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 turbo-diesel.

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