Video: GM’s Dept. 180 tests the ‘acoustic quality’ of the Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Test 'Solid' test by Dept. 180

We were pretty upset to learn earlier this summer that GM’s new Dept. 180 YouTube series would be taking a break for a couple of months. The show really caught our attention with its unique method of videography to highlight the extreme and unconventional methods that Chevrolet engineers use to test the quality of their vehicles.

Click here for more news on the Chevrolet Cruze.

While no official announcement of Dept. 180’s return has been made a new video showing two GM engineers testing the “acoustic quality” of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze has been added to YouTube.

Check out the video after the jump.

Refresher: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze”s base LS model is powered by a 136-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, while the Eco, LT and LTZ model get a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder Ecotec engine making 138-hp and a maximum torque of 148 lb-ft. The 1.4L turbo models are expected to have a cruising range of more than 500 miles and the Cruze Eco is estimated to get an EPA fuel-economy rating of 40 mpg on the highway. All 2011 Cruze models will be available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Prices start at $16,995 for the base model.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze:

2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

– By: Omar Rana


400 L Polaris 94 Front Plastic Radiator Cover oil tank NICE 400L 4X4 T1 picture
400 L Polaris 94 Front Plastic Radiator Cover oil tank NICE 400L 4X4 T1
81 Honda GL1100 Radiator Guard Grill  w Mounts 81 82 83 Goldwing 1981 GL 1100 T4 picture
81 Honda GL1100 Radiator Guard Grill w Mounts 81 82 83 Goldwing 1981 GL 1100 T4
 Goldwing 1981 Honda GL 1100 Radiator Mount Brackets NICE Gold Wing T3 picture
Goldwing 1981 Honda GL 1100 Radiator Mount Brackets NICE Gold Wing T3
2008 Honda TRX 700XX  Radiator Hoses NICE 700 XX T3 picture
2008 Honda TRX 700XX Radiator Hoses NICE 700 XX T3
84 Honda Goldwing Radiator Over Flow Tank  NICE 1200 Gold Wing 1984 T4 picture
84 Honda Goldwing Radiator Over Flow Tank NICE 1200 Gold Wing 1984 T4