UPDATE: We've finished testing the Cruze. Check out our full review: http://bit.ly/KwYnoO
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Chevrolet Cruze review from Consumer Reports
The nicely-finished Chevy Cruze feels solid and substantial and is pleasant to drive. But it delivers lackluster fuel economy and the backseat is tight. Find more car reviews on our website: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/index.htm?EXTKEY=I93YT01&CMP=OTC-YUTBE
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2010 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8LT Start-Up and Full Vehicle Tour
I got the chance to make this video on the Cruze a few days ago. Thanks to my Suzuki salesperson whose boss owns a Hyundai, Chevrolet and Toyota dealerships in Penang.
This car is on sale in Malaysia for RM98,767.60. It's only available in a single trim level, which is the 1.8LT.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Track Tested
Edmunds testing team takes the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to the track.
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ
A black 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ was shown at the Thornhill Cruise Night. Here is a walkaround video to give you an idea of this new small Chevy!
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
A show car version of the new Cruze hatchback will be Chevrolet's star attraction at this year's edition of the Paris motorshow, which kicks off on September 30. Even though GM uses the term 'show car', the five-door hatchback version of the Cruze is virtually production ready minus some show-floor bling such as the blue hue on the headlamps, big wheels and the LED daytime running lights.
While keeping the front end and taut body lines of the sedan model, the refreshingly stylish hatch comes with a sweeping coupe-like roofline and a unique rear end treatment. GM has not yet issued any photos of the cabin, but don't expect any changes over the four-door saloon.
According to the automaker, cargo capacity for the Cruze hatchback is close to 400 liters and will feature 60/40 split rear seating.
The available engine range will most likely be identical to the sedan that is currently offered in Europe with two petrol engines, a 113HP 1.6-liter and a 141HP 1.8-liter, plus a 123HP 2.0-liter turbo diesel.
The new Cruze 5-door hatchback will go on sale across Europe mid 2011 with prices announced nearer the launch date. More markets will get the car shortly after, though GM has not said if North America will be one of them.
Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe, beleives the addition of a hatchback version to the range will further bolster the car's sales.
"Hatchbacks play a critical role in many markets," said Brannon. "The total compact segment in Europe represents around 4.8 million units which is over a quarter of the total market, with hatchbacks representing around 65% of that volume. We therefore expect to see increased business in a number of regions, while sending out a signal that Chevrolet is now a serious mainstream player in Europe."
The Cruze hatch is one of four world Chevrolet premieres at the Paris show and will join the new Orlando MPV, Captiva SUV facelift and the new Aveo.
New Chevrolet Cruze Driving + interior/exterior (HD)
Even before the first models reach U.S. dealers, the Chevrolet Cruze is among the fastest-growing nameplates in the world with sales rising an average of 18 percent per month. Internationally, customers have purchased 140,000 Cruze in the first six months of 2010 and a total of 270,000 since Cruze launched in the spring of 2009 in Europe, followed by other major markets, such as China in summer of 2009. Cruze will begin arriving at U.S. dealerships in September. With U.S. models produced in Lordstown, Ohio, Cruze will be the only compact car built in the U.S. for the 2011 model year.
Cruze test drive with Tyler Lipa of Auto Bird Blog | Chevy Cruze | Chevrolet Cruze
Tyler Lipa of Auto Bird Blog (http://autobirdblog.com) made the 3 hour trek from his home to Hare Chevrolet (http://harechevy.com) just to test out the new Chevy Cruze. Tyler loves compact vehicles, good gas mileage and all things cars so it was great to get his initial thoughts on film. It's a little long but when a someone as knowledgeable as Tyler is giving his honest feedback you keep the camera rolling.