2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
Chevrolet Cruze - sedan of the Korean concern General Motors. This compact city car C-class, replaced the models Cobalt and Lacetti. The model was developed by GM for 21 months, during which time over $ 4 billion was spent on building the car. In South Korea, the car was first introduced in October 2008 as the Daewoo Lacetti Premiere, in Australia it is sold under the name Holden Cruze. In the Russian market, the Chevrolet Cruze began to be sold in the fall of 2009. The model is produced in South Korea, for the Russian market - in Shushary (St. Petersburg), and for America - in the USA, Ohio. The Chevrolet Cruze is built on the Delta II platform, which is also used for the Opel Astra. The body of the Chevrolet Cruze is 65 percent high-strength steel. The wheelbase of the car is 2685 mm, length - 4597 mm., Width - 1788 mm. height - 1477 mm. Ground clearance is 140 millimeters.
The car was created under the direction of Tevan Kim (Taewan Kim), who was engaged in the design of such popular models as Matiz, Aveo, Chevrolet Epica. A curved roofline, starting from a highly raised windshield, gently descending to the rear pillars and a shortened rear end, which makes the sedan look like a coupe. In the front of the eyes are striking large headlamp housing, which cover the front corners and rush to the wings and embossed "fashioned" hood. Other distinctive features of the design are a two-level grille and landing with protruding wheels.
The cozy lounge is designed for five passengers. Interior design is fully consistent with fashion trends: fabric inserts, soft-touch plastic, excellent ergonomic design of the steering wheel, stylish design of the dashboard. The steering wheel and driver's seat have one of the widest limits of adjustments in its class, which will allow you to feel comfortable behind the wheel, even for high owners. As an option, available leather trim seats and embedding them in heating devices. Comfort for passengers and the driver also provide: power windows, air conditioning, CD-player, side heated windows and much more.
The base model has onboard ABS, ESP and TSC, front, side and ceiling airbags. In addition, this package includes servo, anti-theft alarm, radio and CD player, power windows, adjustable in height of the driver and front passenger seats.
Despite the small overhang, the Chevrolet Cruze's trunk has a volume of 450 liters, and is increasing due to the folding rear seat backs, and under the trunk mat there is a full-size spare tire.
At the time of the start of sales, the car was offered with a 16-valve 1.6 liter (109 hp) and 1.8-liter (141 hp) gasoline engines, which are distinguished by variable valve opening times, both at the inlet and during the production phase . This increases power and also optimizes fuel consumption and reduces toxicity. It is noteworthy that for the Korean market the car is equipped with a more powerful 1.6 l / 124 hp engine that is demanding of fuel quality. The line of diesel engines is represented by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 150 hp. and 320 Nm of torque. In 2009, the 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 138 hp was added to the range of engines. The power plants are aggregated with two transmissions to choose from: 5-speed mechanics and 6-speed adaptive automatic. In Russia, the Chevrolet Cruze is available only with two 1.6 / 109 hp petrol engines. and 1.8 liters / 141 hp
The steel frame of the car, six airbags and a stabilization system make the Cruze sedan one of the most stable and safest cars. In the crash test EuroNCAP car received a maximum of 5 stars for safety. The electronic stabilization system Chevrolet Cruze allows you to briefly suspend any wheel, helping the driver in any weather to confidently keep the car on the road. The front suspension includes MacPherson with aluminum A-arms and hydraulic supports (instead of rubber silent blocks), the rear suspension is a twisting H-shaped ball with a pair of springs.
A few years later a 5-door hatchback was added to the sedan. The serial version of the hatchback Chevrolet Cruze 2012 was presented by GM at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 (Geneva Motor Show 2011). With its appearance, GM expects to significantly increase the number of sales of its cars in the class C. The hatchback has turned out to be more rapid and sporting than the sedan, thanks to the shape of the roof and the lack of a prominent rear luggage compartment. The new form of the body demanded to reduce the amount of useful space of the trunk, leaving a total of 413 liters of volume, if you fold the rear seat backs, the volume is equal to 883 liters.
The hatchback has an interior that surrounds its passengers at the same time with a warm and sporty atmosphere. It consists of smooth harmonious lines and with a granular texture of materials that are pleasant to the touch. According to the European safety requirements EuroNCAP, the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, like the sedan, received five stars.