Chinese-Market Chevrolet Cruze Makes Showroom Debut

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

As of Monday, the Chinese-market 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has gone on sale.

CarNewsChina reports the Shanghai-GM-built compact sedan, ranging in price from ¥109,900 to ¥169,900 ($17,800 – $27,600 USD), is aimed at the Kia K4, Citroën C4L et al in the premium local market. The previous Cruze will continue on as the Cruze Classic, and will be marketed like its North American cousin as a low-cost model.

On-board the new Cruze, a 1.5-liter with 112 horsepower/108 lb-ft. of torque or 1.4-liter turbo with 148 horses/173 lb-ft. of torque will send power to the front through either a five- or six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or seven-speed DSG depending on engine chosen. GM’s MyLink 2.0 infotainment system is also available, accessible via the Cruze’s 8-inch touchscreen.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Tankinbeans Tankinbeans on Aug 26, 2014

    They got rid of the melted butt. For that I am personally glad. For the longest time I thought the Cruze looked best from the front 3/4 view, then that butt. Always makes me want to vomit when I see it.

  • Boogieman99 Boogieman99 on Aug 29, 2014

    The Chevy Forte isn't a bad looking car

  • Cprescott I bet the hackers left a backdoor with which they can re-enter and to re-extort CDK.
  • Cprescott It pains me to think how good GM could have been if its engineering department had been staffed with people with common sense and talent. Now the styling department is equally devoid of people with working eye sight and talent.
  • Cprescott As a FORMER LOYAL FORD BUYER AND OWNER OF NEARLY 40 YEARS, I must say Ford continues to reinforce my decision of abandoning the brand in 2019 as a great choice. They respect no heritage anymore and have left me with no cars to purchase. Oh, well. My current ride from Hyundai has served me well for the past five years and 60k miles. Thank you, Ford. I'm enjoying life again.
  • Cprescott Hell no!
  • Cprescott On a positive note for Toyoduh (!), this is not the ugliest vehicle they make. But it remains a Toyoduh and the driver will feel entitled to own the road with the rest of us being damned. Hideous spoiler and wheels.