As Cheverolet Cobalt is about to be phased out of the market, GM is preparing to release the 2011 model of Chevy Cruze as a replacement. 2011 Chevy Cruze is expected to officially launch in fall of 2010 but is already creating quite a buzz in the automotive industry. The Cruze might be a small car but it is aimed to release in the worldwide market, confirmed already in Asia and Europe. It is indeed a nice change from General Motors’ approach in releasing only car models in certain local markets instead of producing a “world car”.
About 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The US version of the chevy cruze also exhibits the same look and feel that you would expect from European small car models. The base model comes with a standard engine of 1.8-liter inline-4, which can produce up to 124 lb of torque and 136 horsepower. If you opt for the upgrade version or known as the “Eco”, you can get the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that can produce 148-lb torque and 138 horsepower. Whichever engine you opt to buy, you can avail of the manual and automatic transmission that each comes with 6-speed setting.
There are three trim levels available for consumers to choose from, namely the LT, LS, and LTZ. For the base model, you can get the ones with 16-inch wheels, while the LTZ trim level features the 17-inch wheels. For those who’d prefer a much bigger trim, you have the option to go for the 18-inch wheels.
You can also enjoy increased functionality with additional features such as Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, and a high quality audio system. The interior features of this vehicle model are quite roomy to ensure passenger during the ride while the trunk is large enough to accommodate enough space. Meanwhile, the car feels and look solid to bring it power on various riding conditions.
Pro’s of 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
*This 4-door sedan offer several choices to suit any kind of driver: LS, LT, LTZ, and fuel economy.
*Both the manual and automatic transmission offer 6-speed control settings.
*There are several safety features available for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to ensure that you can enjoy a safe ride. These features include the following: front- and rear-side airbags, traction control, curtain-side airbags, antiskid system, and ABS.
*The options for wheels range from 16-inch wheels to as large as 18-inch wheels, thus giving you more customization with your approach in choosing your ride.
*The Chevrolet Cruze has undergone full evaluation in terms of engine, handling performance, cargo space, interior cabin, and safety features to ensure that it is safe and convenient for you to ride on.
Con’s of 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
*Currently, there are no definite drawbacks to this chevy model as determined through the initial road test and the set of features available here for consumers to enjoy.
The Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a great addition into the small car segment in the industry due to its wonderful combination of fuel economy and superior build quality. It therefore delivers prime competition among other small cars in the market and must therefore be included in your list of options when shopping for a new vehicle model.
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