3 Mayıs 2009 Pazar

2009 Chevrolet Cruze

The all-new Chevrolet Cruze, four-door coupé-like looks bring a new dimension to traditional, three-box sedan design. With its signature grille, concave shoulder line and ‘dual cockpit’ interior design theme, the Cruze features Chevrolet’s new global design language that is becoming a signature on all new products carrying the gold bowtie.
The arching roofline, extending from the steeply raked windshield into the sloping rear pillars, is a stand-out exterior design feature. It visually stretches the Chevrolet Cruze’s glasshouse, bringing a four-door coupé-like look to this segment for the first time.
A distinctive concave shoulder line that flows uninterrupted from the headlamps into the rear lights is set to become a signature Chevy design cue, together with the dual-port grille split by a body-colored crossbar bearing the gold bowtie.
Wider and longer than its predecessor, the Chevrolet Cruze has a purposeful, well-planted stance with its wheels, up to 17 inches in size, located at the outer edges of the tautly drawn bodywork. Noticeably tight panel fits and shut-lines, together with a restrained use exterior trim, add to the ‘hewn from solid’ look, bringing premium class design quality to the value segment of the market.
The bold headlamp housings wrap around the front corners and sweep up, arrow-like, into the fenders, enhancing the Chevrolet Cruze’s dynamic appeal. The clear polycarbonate outer lenses accommodate ‘jewel effect’ light detailing. The twin halogen bulbs are deep set within their bright finished pods, accentuated by a piano black bezel above and beneath. This dual-bezel design also adds an upscale appearance uncommon in the segment.
The clean, streamlined appearance of the Chevrolet Cruze not only appeals to the eye. A highly competitive 0.31 cd also benefits aerodynamic performance and fuel consumption.
Under its hood, the Chevrolet Cruze offers an equally impressive powertrain line-up, which includes an all-new automatic transmission, Chevrolet’s first six-speed application in the value segment, in addition to five-speed manual gearboxes. Both 16-valve, 1.6-liter (112 hp/82 kW) and 1.8-liter (140 hp/103 kW) gasoline engines feature variable valve timing (VVT) on both inlet and exhaust sides, giving more power as well as lower fuel consumption and emissions. Respectively, these engines deliver zero to 100 km/h acceleration in 12.4 and 9.8 seconds, with combined cycle fuel consumption of 6.7 and 6.8 l/100 km.
The new 2.0-liter turbo diesel, developing 150 hp/110 kW and 320 Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm, adds power with even greater frugality. It features common-rail, direct and multiple fuel injection with variable geometry turbocharging. The result is strong performance (zero to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds) with fuel consumption over the combined cycle of just 5.8 l/100 km. After launch, a 125 hp/92 kW version with 300 Nm of torque will also be offered.
On the road, the Chevrolet Cruze delivers a driving experience that fulfills the dynamic promise of its looks. Customers will appreciate suspension, braking and steering systems that have been tuned for European priorities, striking a fine balance between agility and good ride refinement. Front suspension is by McPherson strut, with side-load compensation to reduce sliding friction. At the rear, a compound crank development of the torsion beam offers space and weight savings, while allowing precise tuning for individual model applications.