CHEVROLET last week introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze – a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car.
Packed with new technologies such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active safety features, as well as a more spacious interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment – from San Francisco to Shanghai and from Boston to Buenos Aires.
It will be offered in more than 40 global markets and goes on sale first in North America in early 2016. A new, standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection and an SAE-certified 153 horsepower (113 kW) helps enable a General Motors-estimated 40 miles per gallon on the highway with the available six-speed automatic transmission. Stop/start technology helps enhance the Cruze’s efficiency in stop-and-go driving.
The new turbocharged engine and leaner architecture reduces the all-new Cruze’s weight by 250 pounds (113 kilograms) that contributes to its stronger performance, with expected 0-60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) acceleration of eight seconds.
Among the new features of the all-new Cruze are: the next-generation Chevrolet MyLink with smartphone integration capability, including a standard seven-inch-diagonal screen and available eight-inch-diagonal screen; a new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection and stop/start technology matched with a standard six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission; maximum highway range of 848 kilometers per tank; stronger and lighter body structure that enhances agility, efficiency and safety – with an approximately 113-kilogram lower curb weight; class-leading 2,700-millimeter wheelbase that enhances roominess, contributing to greater rear-seat legroom and more rear knee room; projector headlamps with light-emitting diode (LED) signature lighting and LED daytime running lamps on up-level models; 10 airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, rearview camera; and available advanced safety features including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.
In 2017, Chevrolet will introduce a new diesel-powered model of the Cruze.