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New generation Chevrolet Cruze to be underpinned on a new global platform

By SYF77 on 28 Aug 2012

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In 2008, Chevrolet launched the Cruze compact sedan in an attempt to penetrate the segment dominated by the likes of the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. Now, details are starting to emerge on the first generationís replacement.

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The new Chevrolet Cruze, due in fall 2014 as a 2015 model, will be the first model to use a new GM global platform that could eventually underpin several other models such as the successors of the Chevrolet Volt, the Chevrolet Equinox and the Opel Astra. GM has declined to confirm the existence of this ďD2XXĒ platform, which will combine two existing platforms for compact models into one.

The redesign will feature "new exterior and interior styling, improved fuel economy and an improved interior compartment and more storage space," GM said in a statement. Personally, I feel that Chevrolet needs to improve the quality of material for the interior. The new Cruze is expected to feature the new face of Chevrolet, as seen on the 2014 Impala. The new model is said to be offered in sedan, hatchback and coupe body styles. I would expect Opelís new 1.6-liter direct-injected engine to debut in Chevroletís lineup alongside with the new Cruze.

The Cruze has been a cash cow for GM. It is the brandís second-best selling car behind the Malibu mid-sized sedan.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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