Sophisticated Sophomore: All-New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 by in GM Canada

Sophisticated Sophomore: All-New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze






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DETROIT (Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015) – Chevrolet currently introduced a all-new, 2016 Cruze – a incomparable and lighter, some-more fit and some-more worldly expansion of a brand’s best-selling tellurian car.

Packed with new technologies such as accessible Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active reserve features, as good as a some-more atmospheric interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, a 2016 Cruze elevates a compress automobile shred – from San Francisco to Shanghai and from Boston to Buenos Aeries.

It will be charity in some-more than 40 tellurian markets and goes on sale initial in North America in early 2016, where a new, customary 1.4L turbocharged engine with proceed injection and an SAE-certified 153 horsepower (113 kW) will minister to a General Motors-estimated 5.9 L/100km  highway fuel potency with a accessible six-speed involuntary transmission. Stop/start record contributes to a Cruze’s potency in stop-and-go driving.

The new turbo engine and a leaner pattern that contributes adult to a 113 kilogram (250-lbs.) altogether weight rebate also minister to a new Cruze charity stronger performance, with approaching 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration of 8 seconds. 

“The 2016 Cruze builds on a really successful module that introduced Chevrolet to new business a universe over,” pronounced Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America. “We defended all a attributes that done a strange Cruze a strike around a creation and built on them to make this automobile some-more sophisticated, some-more fun and some-more Chevrolet.”

Vehicle highlights include:

  • Next-generation Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, including a customary 7-inch-diagonal shade and accessible 8-inch-diagonal shade (at launch, 8-inch shade usually with Apple CarPlay).
  • New 1.4L turbo engine with proceed injection and stop/start record matched with a customary six-speed primer or accessible six-speed involuntary delivery (North America)
  • All-new, stronger and lighter physique structure enhances agility, potency and reserve – with approximately 113 kilogram (250-lbs.) revoke quell weight
  • Class-leading 2,700 mm (106.3-inch) wheelbase enhances roominess, contributing to incomparable rear-seat legroom and some-more behind knee room
  • Projector headlamps with light-emitting diode (LED) signature lighting – and LED daytime regulating lamps on uplevel models
  • More customary facilities than many competitors such as 10 atmosphere bags, four-wheel front brakes, rearview camera and accessible OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • New accessible facilities including wireless phone charging, exhilarated behind leather seats and heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available modernized reserve facilities embody Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert
  • New indication operation for North America including L, LS, LT and Premier – and a some-more fluent RS package.

“The new Cruze is truly one of Chevrolet’s many tellurian vehicles,” pronounced Batey. “With calm variations commanded mostly by internal marketplace demands, business in each dilemma of a creation will suffer a same elemental dynamics that are creation Chevrolet one of a fastest-growing brands around a world.”

In 2017, Chevrolet will broach a new diesel indication for U.S. business that builds on a success of a stream Cruze diesel model.  

Wind tunnel-optimized design

The 2016 Cruze’s fluent pattern is subsequent from a change struck between a designers’ impulse and a efficiency-optimizing submit of breeze hovel contrast –leveraging a aero knowledge of vehicles including a Volt. The outcome is one of a sleekest-looking cars in a class, with a 0.29 fellow of drag – an charge that contributes directly to a GM-estimated 5.9 L/100km highway fuel efficiency.

Proportionally, a new Cruze is 68 mm (2.7 inches) longer and scarcely 25 mm (one inch) shorter in tallness than a stream model, giving it a longer and leaner appearance. A faster windshield hillside and a faster-sloping behind form lend a sportier demeanour to a design, while a behind form culminates in a customary constituent behind spoiler that contributes to a car’s aero efficiency.

The neat form is complemented by detailed, layered line work in a hood and body-side panels, contributing to an altogether sense of muscularity – with an jaunty position extended by a longer wheelbase.

“With styling shabby by a acclaimed 2014 Impala and all new Malibu, a 2016 Cruze brings Chevrolet’s new, fluent tellurian pattern denunciation to a tiny automobile segment,” pronounced John Cafaro, executive director, Chevrolet Design. “The Cruze’s proceed to suit and reward sum adds to Chevrolet’s betterment of craftsmanship, content, quality, and a uninformed interpretation on an temperament that is certainly Chevrolet in each marketplace around a world.”

The headlamps brush behind into a front fenders and an expressive, built dual-port grille pattern offers upscale courtesy to detail. LT and Premier models underline reward brazen lighting systems, including projector-beam headlamps and LED signature daytime regulating lamps.

Additional pattern sum include:

  • The centre-rear stop flare is mounted during a tip of a roof line for a some-more polished appearance
  • Seamless rocker panels communicate upscale courtesy to fact and minister to aerodynamic performance
  • Polished aluminum, piano black and bright-finished accents yield a some-more contemporary, upscale aura to a design
  • The RS package includes singular grilles, front and behind fascias, haze lamps, front splitter, rocker panels, behind spoiler and 18-inch wheels on a Premier model.

Roomier, more-connected newcomer space

With incomparable expanse and technology, a 2016 Cruze’s interior is designed to be some-more gentle and a improved connected sourroundings for a motorist and passengers.

The incomparable expanse includes some-more behind legroom (917 mm /36.1 inches) and 51 mm (two inches) some-more behind knee room – some-more than Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra. Beyond a quantifiable, there’s incomparable perceptual expanse in a new Cruze, driven by issuing line work in a instrument panel, that blends roughly seamlessly with a front doorway panels.

Like a exterior, a Cruze’s interior – and a instrument row in sole – facilities lean, robust and layered surfaces built around a Chevrolet-signature dual-cockpit theme. It’s a entirely complicated pattern that emphasizes human-technology communication by a prominent, customary MyLink shade in a “centre stack” and sum such as harmony with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and wireless phone charging.

A reduction of accents, from piano black and matte black finishes to splendid trim, along with some-more reward facilities such as accessible exhilarated behind leather seats and wireless phone charging, element a cabin with an upscale ambience generally indifferent for midsize sedans – though one that is apropos increasingly critical to business around a creation who wish reward amenities in smaller vehicles.

Additional interior facilities and amenities include:

  • Unique centre console pattern for North America with specific user interface sum such as a repositioned shifter, some-more discerning positioning of a crater holders and extended storage
  • More soft-touch surfaces and animal-grained, micro-etched surfacing that enhances a reward demeanour and feel of a interior, as good as reward fabrics with French stitching, particular for a resisting tack colours Premium leather is available
  • 4.2-inch-diagonal high-resolution motorist information centre in a sign cluster
  • Premium facilities offered, including exhilarated front cloth seats, exhilarated behind leather-trimmed seats, and exhilarated and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, Cruze’s all-new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment complement provides elementary and discerning use of smartphones in a vehicle. It integrates certain phone functions onto a Cruze’s 7-inch-diagonal colour touchscreen, permitting them to call adult music, navigation apps and some-more around harmony with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and more. An uplevel MyLink radio with and 8-inch arrangement and navigation is accessible and also incorporates Apple CarPlay.

Each complement builds off name facilities smartphone users rest on most, with many tranquil around voice commands by a symbol on a steering wheel. That helps drivers spend some-more time with eyes on a highway and hands on a wheel.

Using possibly focus is simple. A “Projection” idol on a MyLink shade is manifest when a phone is not connected and changes to prove CarPlay or Android Auto when a concordant phone is connected around a USB. Android Auto requires a phone regulating a Android Lollipop 5.0 doing complement or above, while Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or later.

Compatible apps need to be downloaded to a phone before using. Apple and Google’s remoteness statements and terms of use apply. Data devise rates might also apply.

Complementing MyLink to raise Cruze’s connectivity is accessible OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

Larger, lighter and some-more dynamic

An all-new, some-more firm and lighter pattern is a 2016 Cruze’s substructure for pushing dynamism, while also personification poignant roles in reserve and efficiency. It is assembled of about 8-percent hot-stamped/high-strength steels, that contributes to an approximately 27-percent stiffer physique structure that is also 24 kg (53 lbs.) lighter than a stream Cruze.

The lighter structure is also incomparable than a stream model, with a new Cruze’s 2,700 mm (106.3-inch) wheelbase stretching scarcely an in. longer, while ancillary front and behind suspensions with far-reaching marks (60.8-inch front/61.3-inch rear). Aluminum is used strategically in a cessation systems to optimize weight and doing characteristics.

“The Cruze’s framework complement is maybe a many mass-efficient in a segment,” pronounced Ron Arnesen, executive arch engineer. “It is during a core of a car’s energetic pushing character, that is designed to broach fun with an extended feeling of connectivity.”

Additionally, a new, some-more firm pattern is a primary enabler for well-developed framework tuning, enabling some-more nimble and proceed steering and doing attributes that encourage pushing certainty by precision. The longer wheelbase and far-reaching front and behind marks serve minister to a lower, far-reaching “footprint,” that enhances lively and a feeling of control. Additional facilities include:

  • A proven MacPherson strut front cessation pattern with specifically tuned bushings and geometry dictated to change doing with comfort
  • A torsion lamp behind spindle on L, LS and LT models; and an extended Z-link pattern on Premier. It helps broach a some-more offset pushing experience, as a behind cessation improved follows a lead of a front suspension
  • Rack-mounted electric energy steering is customary on all models. It enhances potency given it removes a required energy steering siphon from a engine’s driven accessories
  • Four-wheel front brakes with Duralife rotors are customary on all models
  • StabiliTrak electronic fortitude control, with traction control, rollover slackening and anti-lock brakes, is standard
  • Wheel distance operation from 15 to 18 inches.

Power-dense, fit turbocharged powertrain

In North America, a 2016 Cruze is driven by an all-new, customary 1.4L turbocharged engine subsequent from GM’s new family of tiny gas engines. It facilities proceed injection, stop/start record and is matched with a customary six-speed primer or a six-speed involuntary transmission. Stop/start record contributes to potency in stop-and-go driving.

The new 1.4L turbo is SAE-certified during 153 horsepower (113 kW) and 177 lb-ft of torque (240 Nm). With some-more torque than a stream Cruze’s 1.4L turbo and a lighter architecture, a new turbocharged engine is approaching to broach segment-best 0-60 opening of 8 seconds. That creates a new Cruze quicker than many competitors, while also violence many of them during a gas pump, with a GM-estimated 5.9 L/100km highway fuel potency with involuntary transmission.

The 1.4L turbo facilities an aluminum cylinder retard and head, that helps revoke a Cruze’s altogether mass to raise opening and efficiency. Engine potency is also extended by reduced friction, including low-friction piston rings, a low-friction camshaft expostulate and a low-friction oil pump.

The start/stop underline automatically shuts down a engine when a automobile comes to a stop underneath certain pushing conditions, such as a stoplight. The engine automatically restarts when a motorist takes his or her feet off a brake.

Advanced reserve features

The 2016 Cruze’s reserve story starts with a new, stronger physique structure that incorporates high-strength steel in pivotal areas to raise strength and pile-up insurance by assisting to forestall penetration into newcomer compartment.

Cruze also earnings with a segment-leading 10 customary atmosphere bags, including frontal motorist and newcomer atmosphere bags, roof rail-mounted conduct screen side atmosphere bags that assistance strengthen a front and outboard behind seating positions; seat-mounted side-impact atmosphere bags (front and rear); and front knee atmosphere bags.

Available reserve facilities embody an stretched operation of adaptive crash-avoidance technologies, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.

Additional reserve facilities include:

  • Front newcomer chair passenger intuiting complement and rollover intuiting and insurance system
  • Collapsible pedal public to assistance strengthen opposite lower-extremity injuries
  • Three-point reserve belts in all 5 seating positions, reserve belt retractor pretensioners and path pretensioners in a motorist and front-passenger positions, and reserve belt bucket limiters (with pretensioners) in a front reserve belt retractors.
  • LATCH child chair latching complement in a behind seat
  • Tire vigour monitoring system, daytime regulating lamps
  • Automatic headlamps.


For Canada and a United States, a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be built during GM’s Lordstown, Ohio public plant, with locally and globally sourced components.


  • Cruze is Chevrolet’s best-selling automobile around a world, with 3.5 million sole given it went on sale in 2008
  • Cruze sales in a U.S. in 2014 were 273,060 – a 10 percent boost over 2013
  • 53 percent of U.S. Cruze business are new to Chevrolet
  • In a U.S., Cruze is a segment’s second-best seller to business underneath 25

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 115 countries and offered some-more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline enchanting performance, pattern that creates a heart beat, pacifist and active reserve facilities and easy-to-use technology, all during a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during, on Facebook during or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.



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