LA Auto Show: Chevrolet Cruze

Alex L. Dykes
by Alex L. Dykes

Chevrolet just pulled the wraps off the US market Cruze, not that there are any secrets left at GM these days where auto shows are concerned. Plus the Cruze has been available around the world for months already. The big news is that the interior is actually – not pulling any punches – world class. Previously only the French were able to make a cloth covered dash worth looking at, but GM has actually managed to make a press fleet-ready car with one. As long as you pick the top trim level, anyway.

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  • Don1967 Don1967 on Dec 04, 2009

    Why did they have to include that self-conscious air intake slot above the grille? It's as if somebody at GM is still trying to vindicate the Aztek after all these years.

  • FromBrazil FromBrazil on Dec 04, 2009

    Yikes! From what I've read this car is coming to Brazil and will substitute the Vectra. Sorry Gm but if there has ever been a car of yours I'd contemplate buying, that'd've been the Vectra (1st and 2nd generations, not what you call the Vectra now in Brazil, who all who know a little, know is an Astra). Or the Insignia of course, that as we car lovers know, is capable of holding a candle to the Mondeo. But this...Add in the fact that this will be sold at around US$35k down here. You can fool others, and as old honest Abe once famously said, well you get the rest.

  • Calrson Fan Jeff - Agree with what you said. I think currently an EV pick-up could work in a commercial/fleet application. As someone on this site stated, w/current tech. battery vehicles just do not scale well. EBFlex - No one wanted to hate the Cyber Truck more than me but I can't ignore all the new technology and innovative thinking that went into it. There is a lot I like about it. GM, Ford & Ram should incorporate some it's design cues into their ICE trucks.
  • Michael S6 Very confusing if the move is permanent or temporary.
  • Jrhurren Worked in Detroit 18 years, live 20 minutes away. Ren Cen is a gem, but a very terrible design inside. I’m surprised GM stuck it out as long as they did there.
  • Carson D I thought that this was going to be a comparison of BFGoodrich's different truck tires.
  • Tassos Jong-iL North Korea is saving pokemon cards and amibos to buy GM in 10 years, we hope.