Cruze Up & Down This RoadAutoline Daily
Chevy introduced the all-new Cruze in Detroit last night. As you can see the styling has been updated and is much sleeker than the outgoing model. It also adopts the new face of Chevrolet. The car is built on a new, more rigid and lighter architecture, which weighs 250-pounds less than the previous model despite being slightly longer than before. And there’s 2 inches more legroom for rear seat passengers, it’s actually pretty comfortable in the back even though it’s a compact car. Under the hood, the Cruze sports a new 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder with direct injection and start/stop technology. It’s paired with a new 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The powertrain is estimated to crank out 150 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque while getting 40MPG on the highway. A 1.5L naturally aspirated engine is also available which is mated to a five-speed manual. In 2017 a new 1.6L turbo diesel will be available but we’ll have to wait for more details about that. The company also loaded the car up with new safety and amenity features. Look for the new Chevy Cruze to hit U.S. showrooms early next year.
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The article didn't mention that 1.5L naturally aspirated engine... is that something that they just aren't talking about that's currently available or what?