Chevrolet Cruze goes on sale in Korea as Daweoo Lacetti
While the stateside Chevrolet Cruze has been delayed until 2011, GM launched its new global sedan in Korea under the Daweoo Lacetti badge.
The Daweoo Lacetti is powered by a 1.6 liter engine that produces 114-hp and is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic as an option. Pricing for the Lacetti starts at 11.5 million won which is $7,948 USD – which by no way will be the pricing of the Chevrolet Cruze when it hits showrooms in the U.S.
Originally, GM had planned to launch the Chevrolet Cruze in the U.S. in April 2010 as a replacement to the Chevrolet Cobalt. It has now been delayed to early 2011 to help GM save some cash. Production of the Cruze will take place in Gunsan, South Korea; Lordstown, Ohio; and St. Petersburg Russia.
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