Chevrolet joins the category of compact hatch-overs with the new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze.
CHEVROLET CRUZE OVERVIEW
Based on the second generation of Cruze, the all-new car offers enough cargo space. Like Ford, Hyundai, Kia and Scion, Chevrolet joins the same trend of compact hatches without upgrading to a crossover. It is a smooth car with a slippery shape. Its smoothness is inherited from its suspension. The car comes with a brand new engine and restyled body along with 8-speed transmission system. It is longer and roomier than before.
CHEVROLET CRUZE EXTERIOR
Outside it receives a fresh new look. The predecessor model was attractive but traditional. It is 2.7-inches longer and 1-inch less tall than the previous model. The front end is slim and less blocky. The roof and back parts are modified. The space inside the car is increased. Behind second row there is 18.5 cubic feet space, and when the second row is folded then the space increases to 42 cubic feet. The equipment inside reflects its efficiency.
There is a standard stop-start and electric power steering. The looks are sharper than Sedan. Long and pointed nose is well-balanced. Back end looks better and is provided with a massive bumper. Such a huge bumper is not ideal for a vehicle with versatility, though. Tons of functionality are featured in the car. The grille is lowered to the pointy nose, with smaller upper section and aggressive lighting. The sharp hood moves towards the front end and covers the body line. The body line continues to the door handles and tail lights and ends below the back glass.
The doors feature a deep scallop beneath them which further enhances the looks of both sides, same like the spoiler. Overall the car has a smart design which looks competitive. It comes in LT and Premium trims and offers refined equipment. Premium trim comes with 18-inches luxury wheels and the RS package is designed for those who want sporty feel with unique front and back end, side panels, back spoiler and head lights.
CHEVROLET CRUSE INTERIOR
Inside, the body of the car is light and 250 lbs. lighter than its predecessor. It offers more passenger and cargo space. Also, it is longer than before and quite impressive. With a lightweight body, buyers are also expecting low costs, high fuel economy and better performance and handling. The roomy interior and long wheelbase make it stand out in front of its rivals.
The wheelbase measures 106.3-inches and is comparable to Mercedes CLA 250. The car has magnificent infotainment system with built in Apple Car play and Android auto. Also, the car uses 4G LTE WIFI Hotspot. The car comes with a variety of driver assistance and safety features. These include a cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, lane departure warning and electronic parking system.
The hatchback is based on five doors with a welcoming interior based on soft touch materials to maximize comfort level of passengers and driver. The infotainment screen features Chevrolet’s My Link software and comes with the user-friendly graphical interface. The gauge cluster features a TFT display and digital speedometer. The back side offers a generous amount of room for passengers. Headroom is however reduced due to less tall size.
CHEVROLET CRUZE ENGINE
The car features a 1.8- Liter four-cylinder base engine and replaces the 1.5-Liter engine with it. The engine is though smaller, but it still offers an output of 133 horsepower. As mentioned there will be a new 1.6L engine too.
CHEVROLET CRUZE RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The car will begin its production by the end of this year and will go on release by spring 2017 with a starting price of $16,620.