2018 Chevy Cruze has been in the forefront lineup of the company. A modest array of upgrades is anticipated in comparison to the previous versions.
The redesigned model that will come this year will be a compact car and its diesel version is already ready for market. Reason for delay is a fact that the Chevrolet engineers are working on diesel engine modification to make it more appropriate to the U.S. regulative. The North American model is anticipated to feature longer wheelbase, better driving experience and spacious interior. Main rival of the new Chevy Cruze 2018 will be Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic.
Review of the 2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback and sedan
On the exterior, there will not be many changes to next generation of the Cruze. It will be available in two body versions, sedan and hatchback, and five trim levels: L, LS, LT (sedan and hatch), LT Diesel and Premier (sedan and hatch). Of course, the front fascia will be tweaked slightly; while in association with the front bumper there will be daytime running lights to complete. Under the grille there is the honeycomb mesh featuring a larger frame and more chrome.
The LED headlamps look the same and so there are minimal changes. However, the 19-inch aluminum wheels feature nice touch, and a welcome addition is an overall sporty vibe. The U.S. model will have a hatchback variant as well. The top notch features in the exterior is attractive and the framework is such that you will not need to check behind. the outlook is exceptional fixed with double dim tail lights, double grille an luminous headlights.
Redesign of the interior of the new Chevy Cruze 2018
The 2018 Chevy Cruze is anticipated to have the grace and attractiveness same as the earlier models. It will feature a soft, nice dashboard with chrome details. The leather seats will be comfortable and of high quality, especially if the seats are coming with adjustability features and variety of options. Considering the infotainment system, there will be the touch screen displaying Chevy’s MyLink with 4G and the audio system will feature nine speakers.
The interior will see a new cabin featuring new styling in association with latest technologies. The interior has leather trimmed seats, rightly furnished and a roomy lodge for driver and passengers. The accessories in the interior includes USB portal, climate controller, seven inch touch screen, LTE 4G and some Wi-Fi plus connections.
Specifications of the new Cruze and its mpg
The new Chevy Cruze 2018 will be powered by same engine lineup as its predecessor. That means that the sedan and hatchback versions will come equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine. This engine we can see under the hood of the 2017-year model and it now delivers 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Right now this engine comes paired with 6-speed manual transmission as standard while there is a 6-speed Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox as an option. Depending on body version and chosen transmission fuel economy varies from 28 to 30 mpg in the city and from 37 to 40 mpg on the highway.[t[table "” not found /]r>
For better fuel economy there will be available 2018 Chevy Cruze diesel
There will be available diesel version of the new 2018 Cruze. The 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine will deliver 137 horses and torque of 240 lb-ft. A 6-speed manual is standard, but a 6-speed automatic will be available as an option. The EPA rated the sedan at 37 mpg overall, with 30 mpg city and 52 mpg highway with the manual transmission. The automatic also offers the same overall rating as 31 mpg city and 47 mpg highway. The hatchback is also expected with similar numbers. Chevy has hyped that it has worked for its noise and vibration and so now it will be quieter and lighter.
2018 Chevy Cruze release date and price
The release date of 2018 Chevy Cruze is expected by 2017 end, although with the amount of time and keeping with busy schedule, it is not clear if this plan can be realized. The price tag is also not very clear, yet the Diesel sedan may start at $25, 545 dollars and the hatchback may be with a small premium to $26,000 dollars.