July 6, 2015
by Jim Corbran, Automotive Columnist As all small cars look more and more like each other, at least most of them look pretty good. And the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be no exception. Of course, the new Cruze is larger than the outgoing model, but at least it’s also lighter. Years ago that never would have been the case. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze – a larger, lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car. You might not be aware, but the Cruze is sold world-wide by General Motors, and the new model will be carried in 40 global markets. The current Cruze is available in some markets as a station wagon, but there’s no word yet as to whether or not we’ll see a wagon version of the 2016 model here. All North American Cruzes will be powered by GM’s new 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, connected to a six-speed transmission — both manual and automatic versions will be offered. The automatic is expected to be rated at 40 mpg. And they’ll all be built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio plant, which has received a $50 million tooling investment for the new model. A few quick features: wheel sizes will be from 15 to 18 inches it will come in L, LS, LT, and Premier versions an optional audio system will incorporate Apple’s CarPlay system styling has definite influences from the new Impala and upcoming Malibu Look for the Cruze in U.S. showrooms in early 2016. A diesel version will arrive in 2017. more info at: http://www.chevrolet.com/2016-cruze/ ### The post CHEVY CRUZE 2.0 appeared first on Buffalo Cars.