The new Chevrolet Cruze from General Motors has amassed more than 100,000 in international sales and has been introduced in 60 countries. It was even called the “Car of the Future” by President Obama. And while many of you may think Obama had it confused with the Volt, he didn’t, because he even ended up signing it “The Car of the Future – Barack Obama.”
“Cruze is already a hit across Europe and Asia and now, it”s coming to America to challenge the status quo,” said Jim Campbell, general manager, Chevrolet. “It”s the latest tangible example of how Chevrolet is working to bring new products to market that range from gas-friendly to gas-free.”
The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze will go on sale in the United States during the third-quarter of 2010.
Refresher: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze’s base LS model is powered by a 136-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, while the LT and LTZ model get a 1.4L turbo Ecotec engine with 138-hp and a maximum torque of 148 lb-ft. All 2011 Cruze models will be available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.4L turbo models are expected to have a cruising range of more than 500 miles and are expected to get an EPA fuel-economy rating of 40 mpg on the highway.
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– By: Omar Rana
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