The Cruze is one of the cheapest alternatives in compact class, sold in most parts of the world for around $17.000. Now, the company has announced the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. This model should be much better than its predecessor. New Cruze is going to be based on the Delta II modular platform and it will use more high strength steel and aluminum in some parts of the car to make it safer and lighter. The interior will come with more space and it will be better equipped.
The current model is really good looking, while the Chinese version is even better. It seems that the U.S. version will get the best of the two. The front end will be very similar with the Chinese model. It means the same big front grille and slim headlights. The back end of this car will be more angular than the Chinese version with an exposed dual-exhaust. The wheels on the American basic model will receive steel wheels. The exterior design will be definitely refreshed with a more aggressive look.
Interior wise, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be more spacious and it will come with better quality. It is expected to see trims with more premium materials. The base model will be equipped with a 4.3-inch touch screen, new infotainment system, 8- speaker audio system, air conditioning and electric windows and mirrors. It will also get a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The higher trim levels will get an 8-inch screen, Apple Car Play, and satellite navigation. The interior will be more comfortable and better equipped, along with more space than its predecessor.
2016 Chevrolet Cruze specs
Engine wise, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will come with some good news and changes. This model could be one of the first American compact cars which will use a diesel engine, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 with the capacity to produce 160 horse power. The base model will come with a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter engine. This engine will only be offered with an automatic gearbox and Start/Stop system in order to improve fuel consumption. This engine will be able to deliver 113 hp and 110 pound-feet of torque, which is not too competitive, but it should come with over 37 mpg on average figure. The top of the range engine will probably be a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4 and it will be able to produce 150 hp and 173 pound-feet of torque.
Price and release date
The Chinese version has already been released, while the U.S. version of the new 2016 Chevy Cruze will be presented at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Cruze hatchback will be available in Americans since the autumn in LT and Premier, as well as with the RS package. The price tag will probably be the same as the current model or maybe a little more, but probably somewhere around $20,000. In any case the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is going to be much better in every way and it will come with a very affordable price.
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