2009 Chevrolet Cruze | new car review

Posted on Sep 15, 2009 by

The 2009 Cruze is an all-new compact family car from that, as you can see, is huge departure from the Chevrolet norm in terms of its obviously modern and outgoing styling.

As such can be taken as strong signal to the rest of the world of car manufacturing that the new breed of Chevys are aimed directly at a young and funkier market, while still offering the sort of value that will attract older buyers as well as those loyal to the American brand.

From the frontal view the car has all the focused aggression of modern cars today, as manufacturers feel that a more aggressive looking car will be possibly taken more seriously by the car-buying public than a model that sports a friendlier face.

So, with the Chevy Cruze we get sharp, upswept headlights that wrap around into the front wings of the car, placed either side of a large, two-tier front grille that proudly holds a large copy of the famous Chevrolet badge. The roofline is distinctly curving and the shoulder lines very high, yet more distinct cues of Chevrolet’s plans to make this new car look as modern and as premium as possible, especially when the large Honda-esque rear lights are considered into the equation.

2009 Chevrolet Cruze

A strong, new design statement from Chevrolet, and one that ends with a car that is indeed quite handsome to address, if a little over designed for it intended market segment. Still, automakers these days must try everything they can to stand out from the crowd and this is clearly Chevrolet’s plan.

The Cruze will come across as a practical four-door, small family car that can carry up to five adults in reasonable comfort and safety, as well as offering a reasonable amount of stowage for their associated luggage, and as this is such a crowded segment of the motoring market, you can expect the Cruze to offer a well appointed cabin for the money you’ll pay.

2009 Chevrolet Cruze

The inner space is extremely modern to look at with a wrap-around dashboard, plenty of chrome accents and up-to-date and fairly sporty seats. One can only hope that it will indeed be as well put together as its European and Japanese rivals.

There are two engine choices offered to power the new Chevy Cruze, both will feature 16-valves and varibale valve timing, improving both fuel efficiency and overall performance. Both will run on petrol. There will be a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder unit making 112bhp and a slighty more sprightly 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder unit making 140bhp. The engines will be mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a new six-speed automatic; the more frugal six-speed auto becoming crucial in this day and age of unstable fuel prices.

2009 Chevrolet Cruze

Specification

Body typeEngine (litres)Power (bhp)Torque (Nm)Transmission
Sedan1.61121535M/6A
1.81401765M/6A

 

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One Response to 2009 Chevrolet Cruze | new car review

  1. Neetika Reply

    July 22, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Very informative post. Chevrolet Cruze looks best in terms of design and styling in its segemnt. It is a true value for money car in comparison to its rivals. Am planning to buy it soon.

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