Last year at the New York Auto Show 2010, Chevrolet revealed their compact 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. The car has a high efficiency and is powered by a 1.4L Ecotec turbocharged engine having variable valve timing(VVT). The car can achieve an estimated 42 miles per gallon on the highway provided it is combined with the six-speed manual transmission. Cruze Eco is expected to deliver the best fuel economy in that compact car segment.
The car is expected to offer the efficiency of small sized four-cylinder engine under most driving conditions, but can also perform like a larger engine when needed. The car can deliver 138hp and 200Nm of torque. It goes from 0-60mph in about 10 seconds with manual transmission and in about 9 seconds with the automatic transmission. The car is set to be launched in January this year and will join the Cruze LS, LT and LTZ trim versions.
Sophisticated performance, ride and handling
To start with the engine, it is a 1.4L turbocharged engine, which is small yet powerful. The car takes on tight corners as it has rack mounted electric power steering and race-proven z-link rear suspension.
Generous Room and comfort
Cruze only seems like a compact from the outside. Inside, it’s a different story. The cavernous interior of Cruze not only has more room than Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but it also has more cargo space too. That’s something to brag about, but Cruze chooses to go about things quietly in the interior. It’s designed with 30 distinct acoustical treatments — including a triple-sealed, acoustic-laminated glass windshield — to create a serene interior.
Cruze engineers applied the same philosophy to safety that they did to everything else. That’s why Cruze comes with 10 standard air bags — to help protect heads, chests and knees. It comes with a high-strength steel safety cage and roof crush resistance that outperforms the requirements.
It’s great to have the latest gadgets and modern technology, but they can get lost if they’re not put in the right places. And since Chevrolet Cruze Eco has so much standard and available technology, designers had to take a fresh approach to console design. The result is ergonomic and sharp-looking — everything is right where you can see it, touch it and use it.
Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg on highway
The newest member of the cruze lineup, the Cruze ECO offers an incredible 28 MPG city/42 highway. That’s better gasoline fuel economy than 2011 Ford Focus, 2011 Honda Civic and 2010 Toyota Corolla. Cruze ECO is equipped with the powerful and efficient 1.4L turbocharged engine. Engineers then added new components to help reduce drag and improve aerodynamics.
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