2018 Chevrolet Cruze Release Date, News and Rumors

 

The new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze continues to remain fuel-efficient and affordable while cranking up the content and style. Furthermore, the new model comes with a standard turbocharged engine, plenty of appealing technology and convenience features, a well-equipped and attractive cabin, and impressive fuel economy ratings. The Chevrolet Cruze 2018 release date should be expected in the 3rd quarter of 2018, according to recent reports by industry pundits in the know.

The newest Chevrolet Cruze joins the ranks of similarly redesigned models from the automaker such as the Malibu, and the Impala. In stark contrast to the existing model, the new model comes with an amped-up exterior and interior styling. The sheet metal used for its exterior design is handsome albeit largely anonymous.

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The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze interior has been updated and reeks of freshness and modernity. It could very well be a prime pick for anyone shopping in its segment.

For motivation purposes, the new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze comes equipped with a decent 1.4L turbocharged engine beneath its hood. Those familiar with the model know the mill is unchanged from the previous model year. It still cranks out an impressive output rated at 153 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque.

Insightful reports have indicated that the new Cruze has shed some weight, although the figures remain largely concealed at the moment. If so, we should expect impressive gains in its handling, steering effort, and fuel economy ratings. Besides that, the Cruze continues to offer ample space even for backseat passengers.

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Technologies, as mentioned above, have been amped up for the new model. Some of the technologies to expect include upgraded smartphone integration features, a premium Bose audio system, an upgraded infotainment system with a better response time, a slew of driver aids, a heated steering wheel, and wireless smartphone charging.

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The small sedan segment however has seen a dramatic increase in the number of fresher and newer vehicles. Some alternatives you can consider looking at include the 2018 Mazda 3, the 2018 Honda Civic, Kia Forte for 2018, and Ford Focus 2018.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze USA Release Date & Price

Rumors allege the new vehicle will probably go for sale sometime during the fall of 2018. Pricing is yet to be announced but we expect the base hatchback model to retail at around $16,620 MSRP.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Review of Trims

Four trims, as of this writing, are offered for the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze: Premier, LT, LS, and base L. The Chevrolet Cruze Limited 2018 price starts from $16,120. Some of the highlights offered include impressive fuel economy ratings, a voluptuous trunk, secure handling, and impressive list of standard features. Five trims are offered for the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Limited: LT, Eco, L, LTZ, and LS.

Exterior Chevrolet Cruze colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, Blue Ray Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Red Hot, Kinetic Blue Metallic, and Summit White.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard features offered for the Chevrolet Cruze L include smartphone app connectivity, a rear view camera, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic climate control, fifteen-inch steel wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a seven-inch central touchscreen display, a six-speaker audio system, and folding rear seatbacks.

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Upgrading to the Cruze LS model gets you features such as a wide range of dealer-installed options, carpeted floor mats, a front center armrest, dual-zone automatic climate control, and LD headlights and taillights.

At the helm of the trim lineup is the Chevrolet Volt Premier 2018 model that tacks on all the standard features plus a heated steering wheel, seventeen-inch wheels, a height-adjustable front passenger seat, upgraded rear suspension system, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather upholstery, an eight-inch center touchscreen system, a sunroof, a navigation system, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a color driver information display, and a slew of driver aids.

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2018 Chevrolet Cruze Engine Specs

As already mentioned above, the new Chevrolet Cruze 2018 comes equipped with a 153-horsepower – generating turbocharged 1.4L engine. Torque output stands at 177 lbs. ft. transmission pairing is by the six-speed automatic or the six-speed manual.

EPA had not released the fuel economy ratings at the time of this writing, but we expect the new model to probably get a combined city/highway rating of around 25 mpg. You can take a look on https://www.fueleconomy.gov/ later to see if economy ratings are published.

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 183.7 in
Width: 70.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 15.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3084 lbs
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.0 sec
MPG: 27/46 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

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