New York 2010: Chevrolet Cruze Eco Promises Hybrid-like Efficiency

New York 2010: Chevrolet Cruze Eco Promises Hybrid-like Efficiency

Chevy unveiled a high-efficiency version of its new Cruze compact at the New York Auto Show, saying it provides “hybrid-like” fuel economy.

The Chevrolet Cruze Eco is powered by an Ecotec 1.4l turbocharged engine with variable valve timing connected to a six-speed manual transmission. According to Chevy, the Cruze Eco has a 0-60 time in the low nine-second range.

Chevy has given the Cruze Eco a number of features, some inherited from the upcoming Volt, to provide an estimated 40 mpg on the highway.

The Cruze Eco has a lower front grille air shutter that closes at higher speeds and opens at low speeds to improve air flow. Underbody panels, a rear spoiler and a lower front air dam extension also add to the aerodynamics.

The Chevrolet Cruze Eco will be available in the fourth quarter 2010.

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  • Daniel Sheaf

    My 2100 Cruze ECO with the manual transmission gets 40 MPG if I keep it at or below 75MPG. If I keep it under 70, it gets 43! I have owned it for a month, and have put 2k miles on it, 106 mile commute.