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Thursday, 21 August 2008

GM announces its new global compact car, the Chevrolet Cruze

GM presented today its new global compact car, the Chevrolet Cruze. Although GM calls the new sedan global, it does not mean the car will replace the Opel Astra or the Saturn Aura. Global, in this instance, means the car will be sold worldwide with the same name and the same trademark, including Europe, South America and Asia:

No details on the size of the car have been released, but GM claims it will be longer and wider than its main competitors, even because the company calls it a four-door coupe. It is not possible to say the same based only on the three images that have been released, so we shall have to wait until the Paris Motor Show, were Cruze will be officially revealed, to confirm or deny it.

There are three engines confirmed for the car, a 1.6-litre that generates 112 bhp/82 kW and a 1.8-litre that pumps out 140 bhp/103 kW, both running on petrol, and a 2-litre turbodiesel that produces 150 bhp/110 kW. Sales in Europe start in March 2009.

Source: GM

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