Beijing Live - Next gen Chevrolet Cruze unveiled

20/04/2014 - 09:09 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

GM has unveiled the all-new next generation Chevrolet Cruze at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

New Chevrolet Cruze at Auto China 2014

Designed taking cues from the Chevrolet Tru concept showcased here two years ago, the model sports a "dual-mesh" grille and peeled headlamps. Steeply raked front windshield, chrome trim and short overhangs are a few of the different design features compared to the current Cruze, on the replacement.

New Chevrolet Cruze front three quarters at Auto China 2014

The vehicle will be launched in China in two engine options - 1.4-liter turbo and a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol - and three transmission choices - 6-speed manual (newly developed), 6-speed AMT and a seven speed dual clutch AT (newly developed).

New Chevrolet Cruze side at Auto China 2014

Chevrolet say that the new powertrains will provide 14-21 percent better fuel economy compared to the predecessors.

New Chevrolet Cruze rear three quarters right at Auto China 2014

The new Cruze is based on a brand new architecture to "set new benchmarks in the segment for fuel economy, handling and intelligent technology."

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