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 |  Apr 13 2014, 1:40 PM

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Chevrolet‘s best-selling car is getting an update and those attending the 2014 New York Auto Show will be able to check it out.

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 |  Mar 31 2014, 8:10 AM

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Chevrolet’s 2015 Cruze just slipped out ahead of its rumored April New York Auto Show debut.

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 |  Mar 19 2014, 1:06 PM

GM New Ecotec Engine Family

General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations.

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 |  Feb 10 2014, 7:32 AM

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This isn’t the first time AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers have caught the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze out testing, but it is the best look yet of the next-generation sedan.

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 12:37 PM

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Could the devastating “Great Recession” finally be fading in the rear-view mirror? GM’s August sales performance seems to indicate yes.

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 |  Aug 16 2013, 1:03 PM

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General Motors is issuing out a recall on 292,879 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the U.S. over a brake assist defect that has caused 27 low-speed crashes.

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 |  Jul 18 2013, 1:18 PM

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The launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze could be pushed back by as much as a year, according to recent news reports.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 1:02 PM

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Expect  the number of fuel efficient vehicles offered by General Motors grow in the next four years.

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 |  May 24 2013, 9:04 AM

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At a presentation for the new Chevrolet Cruze diesel, the brand announced that every Chevy Cruze across the lineup is getting some enhancements for 2014 to help increase mpg ratings.

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 |  Feb 13 2013, 8:31 AM

Sporting plenty of camouflage, our spy photographers have caught the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze out and about testing in the cold weather.

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 |  Feb 08 2013, 11:31 AM

Chevrolet unveiled its diesel sipping Cruze compact at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show yesterday, taking aim at the likes of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 12:01 AM

Hoping to cash in on growing diesel demand in the U.S. market, Chevrolet debuted the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel today in Chicago.

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 |  Jan 24 2013, 10:46 AM

Chevrolet just confirmed that it will debut the diesel version of the Cruze compact sedan during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Dec 08 2012, 11:01 AM

In hopes of moving some excess inventory, General Motors is launching a campaign of discounts and incentives for various models in their lineup.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 2:43 PM

Vehicle quality was not the only thing making news when Consumer Reports unveiled the results of its latest reliability study in Detroit earlier this week. Amongst the issues highlighted by the consumer publication were real world fuel economy and forced induction engine technology.

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 |  Oct 19 2012, 5:48 PM

Not to be left out of the custom car fun in Las Vegas, Chevrolet announced seven concepts headed for the 2012 SEMA show in a little more than a week.

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 |  Aug 23 2012, 7:22 PM

Timing is still unavailable for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze’s release, but General Motors issued a press release today confirming its commitment to retool both northeast Ohio plants for the car’s continued production.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 8:38 AM

GM‘s best-selling car in 2011, and the second best-selling compact in the US last year will be getting a diesel variant here in the states, which will be available early next year.

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 |  Aug 14 2012, 6:34 PM

AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection


In this week’s Five-Point Inspection we put Chevrolet’s fuel sipper, the Cruze Eco, to the test. With good and bad in the mix, the Cruze Eco will deliver on what you want, and might even surprise you as a decent daily driver, although there is room for improvement. 

Read on to see why.

 |  Aug 06 2012, 1:30 PM

We got our first look at the 2014 Chevrolet Impala at this year’s New York International Auto Show, and it appears that Chevy‘s new global design theme will make its way onto the mid-cycle refresh of its compact Cruze model.

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 |  May 24 2012, 3:01 PM

Earlier in April, NHTSA announced an investigation into a possible fire risk on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze after two vehicles had been completely destroyed.

The initial investigation covered 177,000 vehicles from the 2011 model year, but NHTSA is now expanding the investigation to include the 2012 model year raising the total figure to 370,000 vehicles under investigation.

The total number of fires reported still remains at two, both incidents where the vehicle caught on fire while being driven and resulted in total losses. Fortunately in both incidents the driver and its passengers were able to escape the vehicle without injury.

We have however received quite a bit of attention on a previous post about Chevy Cruze fires, with one commenter even posting a video of his Cruze burning. It looks as though this is a serious issue, which has many cases that have gone unreported.

NHTSA will continue to investigate before reporting its findings to the government. It may take up to six months before a recall is issued, if NHTSA believes the Cruze does have a defect.

 |  Apr 26 2012, 2:45 PM

A battle that almost seems to have fought it self, selling diesel cars in the U.S. used to be little more than a fool’s errand for most automakers, but that is quickly changing with companies competing to catch up with the trend.

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 |  Apr 02 2012, 9:20 AM

Possible engine fires in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are being investigated by NHTSA after two have been completely destroyed.

Luckily no injuries have been reported with the fires, which Cruze owners are reporting began while the cars were moving. One complaint from a Cruze owner said, “The car was totally engulfed within five minutes of stopping, and it was only after the first sign of fire was visible that the warning light on the dashboard illuminated.” The driver was 30 miles into a 43-mile trip.

If there is indeed a recall on the Cruze, it could be a costly one depending on the defect. Chevrolet sold 177,000 2011 Cruzes and is cooperating with the investigation.

 |  Mar 07 2012, 2:18 AM

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The third variant of the world’s favorite Chevrolet has made its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon will join the existing sedan and hatchback which together have sold more than 1-million globally since its launch in 2009.

Unfortunately America won’t be watching creative commercials featuring the Cruze station wagon as it won’t be heading to our shores, which is why the station wagon variant is making its debut in Switzerland. Europeans will have plenty of engines to choose from: 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines, a 1.4L turbo gasoline, a new 1.7L diesel, and an improved 2.0L diesel. The 1.4L, 1.7L diesel, and 2.0L diesel all come with start/stop technology as standard, while all engines are Euro-5 complaint.

The station wagon measures in at 184.1 inches and is 6.5 inches longer than the hatchback variant and 3.1 inches longer than the sedan model. As expected, the exterior of the Cruze station wagon shows off a tapering single-arch roofline with Chevy reminding us that it’ll come with roof racks as standard.

GALLERY: Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon

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See AutoGuide’s complete 2012 Geneva Motor Show Coverage here