Chevrolet Cruze 2017: an Opel Astra with bow tie

If there is something that we are certainly saddened with the abandonment of Chevrolet from the european market, it was precisely for the Chevrolet Cruze. Recall that this model, which initially came with a sedan body, three-body and four doors, to finally be placed on the market with a body compact, five-door, it had become an attractive alternative, to be acceptable in terms of equipment, and very competitive in terms of price. Life for Chevrolet follow, at least outside of our borders, and there comes a new Chevrolet Cruze 2017 with a more modern design and attractive. And with enough arguments for us to continue driving less in Spain.

The Chevrolet Cruze is an important model for the brand in the united States, which attracts many customers new to Chevrolet.

With an aesthetic more similar than ever to that of its european cousin, the Opel Astra, the all-new Chevrolet Cruze will use the platform D2XX General Motors, created mainly in Europe by Opel. A platform compact that makes this new Cruze to enjoy a wheelbase of 2.7 meters, a trunk with a load capacity of up to 524 liters and 1.189 liters by folding the seat backs later.

The Chevrolet Cruze is a model really important for the brand in the united States, especially now that the segment grows 9% and that the figures of the last years shows that one of every three clients Cruze is a new client for Chevrolet.


At least aesthetically, we are looking at the Chevrolet Cruze is more similar to its european cousin, the Opel Astra.

Although his platform is the same as that used by the new Opel Astra’s european, we have to take into account that this Cruze is not only a version with bow tie of the Astra. We are talking about a car with a philosophy more american than european, which has not prevented, based on some of the most important aspects of its european cousin. The new Cruze, for example, will save 91 kg thanks to a body more light and a range of models more compact and lighter. It will also be available with a technology deployment important aid to the maintenance of lanes, the blind spot, and parking maneuvers.

trade with a engine 1.4 Turbo on the 150 BHP of power.

Meanwhile, Chevrolet continues to be marketed in Europe, although with many limitations. While it is true that his range generalist has disappeared from the continent, and their dealers have closed, or have switched to other brands, models, Camaro and Corvette are still present in our market. Chevrolet announced that will hold a structure very small dealership, limited to just a few showrooms in the major cities, to cater to the distribution of Camaro and Corvette.

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