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Sam Raimi’s new ad features 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Cruze

It would take an extraordinary director to create a commercial that effectively utilizes the elements of the horror genre to highlight the advanced safety features of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

This creative feat is achieved in a 60-second commercial directed by Sam Raimi, a critically-acclaimed director well-known for his supernatural cult horror series Evil Dead. According to Sam Raimi, the Chevrolet commercial was approached the same way as in movie making – by considering the plot, the characters and outcome.

The only difference is that, instead of the usual ‘anything that can go wrong will go wrong’ plot in most suspense/horror films, the Chevrolet commercial shows that all seemingly-inevitable accidents are all thwarted one by one, thanks to the car's state of the art active safety technologies available in the new models.

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze to be available next spring with starting price of $17,495

The new MY2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be up for sale starting spring of 2016. Interested customers only have to pay a starting price of $17,495 just to get their hands on this technology-laden compact car.

While its starting price is around $2,000 less than that of the MY2016 Honda Civic LX ($19,475), it boasts of a number of standard features like Chevrolet MyLink radio with a seven-inch-diagonal screen, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Larger, lighter and more spacious than the current model – with two inches more rear knee room – the new Cruze also features OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot and a standard rear-vision camera.

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze set to launch on June 24

Chevrolet has reached a milestone for the Cruze, having exceeded worldwide sales of 3.5 million units, as it is preparing for the June 24 launch of the next-generation Cruze. This model is the top-selling car globally of Chevrolet. Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America and global Chevrolet brand chief, said that when the Cruze was introduced, it replaced 15 compact models worldwide.

The automaker said that customers were won over by its efforts to improve engineering, design, and marketing. The result is an “award-winning, value-driven sedan” that is available in 115 countries. Included in its best markets are China, the United States, Brazil and Canada. In 2014, total sales in the U.S. increased by 10% compared to 2013, with 273,060 units sold.

It is the no. 2 top-seller in its segment for customers aged 24 and below in the U.S. What’s even more significant is that the Cruze has attracted new customers to Chevrolet, with 35% of all buyers being new to the automaker. Furthermore, 56% of those who trade in a Cruze remain with Chevrolet while 23% get another Cruze.

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Leaked: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze makes its unofficial debut

Earlier today we announced you that General Motors is recalling the Chevrolet Cruze, while few days ago we told you that the American carmaker stopped sales of turbocharged 2013-2014 Cruze. Today we have more news about the Cruze, but this time we are talking about the second-generation Cruze that showed up completely undisguised on the Web thanks to CarNewsChina.

Comparing it with its predecessor, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze looks much better and ready to make its debut at the Auto China 2014 in Beijing, next month. As you can see from the photos, the vehicle comes with a brand new face featuring redesigned headlights, new LED daytime running lights and a big air intake.

At the rear, we find new taillights as well as a new front bumper with integrated air diffuser. The interior was also refined and comes with lots of chromed accents, a large touchscreen display, brown leather but also a glossy black trim.

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General Motors said that more features will be offered as standard for the 2012 model year of the very popular Chevrolet Cruze in hopes that it will add to its momentum. GM said that the turbo versions will offer improved fuel economy.

From returning 36 mpg on the 2011 model, the LT and LTZ versions (the two most popular six-speed automatic versions of Cruze models with the 1.4-liter turbo engine) will get 38 mpg on the highway in 2012.

Meanwhile, the automatic Cruze Eco, a more expensive variant of the turbo that is more aerodynamic, will receive 39 mpg highway, an improvement from 37 mpg.

Read the entire article 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is now more fuel-efficient, will deliver as much as 39 mpg

The Chevrolet Cruze has been officially launched in Thailand, one of the fast growing markets in South East Asia. The Thai Cruze will feature several enhancements that will appeal to the local customers.

It is powered by a series of engines, starting with the 2.0l turbocharged diesel which produces 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque.

The Thai Cruze is also offered with a 1.8l gasoline engine that delivers 141 hp and 177 Nm of torque and a 1.6l unit that develops 109 hp and 150 Nm of torque. Both come with a five-speed manual transmission.

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GM released the official fuel economy numbers for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. So, the new car was rated by EPA to 42 mpg on the highway (manual transmission models) and 28 mpg in the city.

With these numbers, the 2011 Cruze Eco beats the competition, such as the Honda Civic, or the Ford Fiesta subcompact but also many hybrid models like Ford Fusion Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid.

For those who don’t know, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine delivering 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 rpm and 4,900 rpm, and mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

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Consumers are abuzz about the latest TV ads for the new Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan that started airing on NBC's “Today Show.” Comedy actor Tim Allen narrated the two 30-second ads that show a red Cruze being driven down through city and country roads.

The ad then enumerates various interior features that Chevrolet believes make it stand out from its competitors. Spokewoman Cristi Vasquez said that Chevrolet will carry on its TV ad campaign around morning and prime-time shows.

However, she declined to talk about the Cruze advertising budget. Chevrolet has long considered the compact segment to be a weak spot in its lineup but it now hopes to appeal to consumers that range from young people to those whose children have gone off to college.

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On Sept. 7, the ads for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze that mark Tim Allen’s first gig with General Motors Co. will start airing. GM selected the Hollywood comedy actor to become its on-screen voice for the brand. GM’s press release mentioned that Allen owns an impressive garage that includes a 1996 Chevrolet LT5 Impala SS and a 2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS, which he designed himself.

Incidentally, Allen hails from the Detroit area, which is where Chevrolet is based. Joel Ewanick, vice president, US marketing, GM, said that Tim Allen brings the “right combination of a recognizable voice with the credibility, likeability and humor that will connect with viewers.”

Ewanick added that Allen is a “perfect match” for the Chevrolet brand because of “his passion for all things cars.”

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Chevrolet unveiled today at the New York Auto Show the brand new 2011 Cruze Eco, a new car expected to deliver the best fuel consumption in the compact segment, while offering midsize car presence. Why is that? Because it features a 1.4-liter Ecotec turbocharged engine with variable valve timing capable to deliver 138 hp and 148 lb.-ft. of torque (200 Nm).

If you want performances you'd better choose another car because this one can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 10 seconds while the model fitted with an automatic gearbox can achieve the same speed in 9 seconds.

But there is good news: the new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco is expected to deliver 40 mpg on the highway with the standard six-speed manual transmission.

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Even though GM' economic trouble may be putting a number of its development plans on hold for now, an announcement from the European Executive Director of Chevrolet establishes that the forthcoming Chevrolet Cruze will stay on schedule for its inauguration in just a few months in European dealerships.

Anticipated to be introduced in Europe in April, the fresh Cruze is estimated to sell between 20,000 and 25,000 units in its initial year. Although sales are essential for the midsized Cruze, even more essential is to move the significant market of Europe toward the Chevrolet brand all together, and to aid it to attain the success that Ford experienced there.

The small and economical cars by Ford have been popular in Europe and in spite of the global financial downturn Ford of Europe is anticipated to be making profits both this year and the following year, according to Automotive News.

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Claims made regarding the fuel efficiency of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze have been fluctuating even before its North American debut. A couple of years ago, then-General Motors chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said that the car would achieve 42 mpg highway with a manual transmission. GM officials have since revised that claim to "about 40 mpg" on the EPA highway loop.

What's offered as standard is the base 1.8-liter normally aspirated four that is fitted on the European-market Cruze already on sale. However, the potential buyer can opt that the Cruze be powered with a 1.4-liter turbo four.

GM's high-fuel-mileage version of the Cruze is fashioned after Chevy's Cobalt XFE and Silverado XFE. Engineers who were reassigned from GM's Performance Division are modifying the 1.4-liter turbo and the Cruze's six-speed automatic in order to achieve 44 mpg in EPA highway-mileage estimates.

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Chevrolet rolled out the 2011MY of the Cruze in September 2010 in the United States with a starting price of $16,995. For this price, the Cruze offered excellent fuel efficiency, particularly in the Eco variant, as well as a spacious interior and a host of advanced safety features.

At this starting price, customers who bought the 2011 Cruze will get a vehicle that’s powered by an 1.8-liter Ecotec engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It comes with a safety feature lineup that includes 10 air bags to retard impact on the passenger’s body in the event of a collision.

The compact ensures unparalleled stability through rollover sensors employed by the StabiliTrak electronic stability control. Children can be kept safe as well with the rear-door child safety locks. The 2011 Cruze’s safety features are completed by anti-lock braking systems, traction control and a collapsible pedal system.

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Consumers in the UK can now choose from a variety of models from the extended Cruze range, according to Chevrolet. Reportedly, a new styling kit dubbed CS had just been added, offering race inspired looks and performance to the Cruze.

The CS package is offered with 18-inch white multi-spoke alloy wheels, lowered suspension, a boot spoiler, specific graphics and matching tailored carpet mats.

These specifications that are built on the existing standard features that include follow-me-home lighting, remote central locking, a CD-radio system with auxiliary input, premium interior plastics, electric front windows, six airbags, and ESC.

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The US launch of the new Chevrolet Cruze small car was moved to a date three months later, according to a General Motors' spokesman. It was originally slated to be launched in April but it now appears that the earliest that it could be set is in July.

The Wall Street Journal had a chat with GM spokesman Klaus-Peter Martin who said that the move was "to ensure a flawless launch" as well as to make sure that the potential customers would be presented with an array of available options, including a variety of fuel-efficient engines.

The Cruze is designed and built for markets outside North America by GM-Daewoo.

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The North American version of the Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors Co.'s new global compact car, goes on sale in the third quarter as the successor to the Cobalt. GM reduced its noise, and improved its safety features and fuel economy. The Cruze, which is bigger than the Cobalt, will be better equipped and will be priced higher.

Chuck Russell, General Motors Co.'s vehicle line director for compact cars in North America, said that GM's set of competitive vehicles here in North America is different from Europe. 

GM made several adjustments, including reducing the noise, substituting an acoustic laminated windshield, and putting more insulation on the doors.

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General Motors revealed today the brand new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, a new car set to make its official debut at this year's New York Auto Show. According to the manufacturer, this new vehicle will be capable to deliver an impressive fuel consumption of 40 mpg on the highway.

In order to obtain these performances, the American manufacturer the new car features a lower front grille air shutter that closes at higher speeds to improve aerodynamics and opens at lower speeds to optimize engine-cooling airflow, while the upper grille comes with more "closeouts" to improve aerodynamics.

Furthermore, the vehicle features a new lower front air dam extension, lowered ride height in order to improve aerodynamics and unique 17-inch lightweight aluminum wheels wrapped in ultra-low rolling resistance 17-inch Goodyear tires. Also, the car comes with power windows, power locks and air conditioning.

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At the Los Angeles auto show, Chevrolet will give the world a glimpse of the MY2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan specifically homologated for the United States. This version of the Cruze has been refined to comply with US requirements while challenging the preconceptions about compact cars in the continent.

Precision and dynamic styling are evident inside the Corvette-inspired twin-cockpit cabin of the new Chevrolet Cruze. In fact, the interior features high-quality materials and outstanding assembly tolerances, with a focus on grained, soft-touch components and low-gloss trim panels.

Compact cars typically do not feature a cabin rich with features and technology. That is what the Cruze is targeting so that it would stand out. Its instrument panel features very detailed instruments backlit with LED (light-emitting diode) technology for a crisp illumination of the analog instruments.

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With a latest global car upcoming for 2009, the World Touring Car Championship is the ideal venue for Chevrolet to put its most current model in public display. This is the fresh Cruze WTCC car, which substitutes the successful Lacetti as Chevrolet's challenger in the 2009 series. Propelled by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the WTCC Cruze has a hard act to imitate, as the Lacetti won its concluding two outings for Chevrolet in Macau.

But the drivers of Chevrolet are positive that the latest vehicle will be a top contender in the series, which has received international respect as one of the most thrilling tin-top series since its inauguration in 2005.

British driver Rob Huff who hails from Newmarket, Suffolk, who has been with Chevrolet from the time when it was introduced in the World Touring Cars said: "The Cruze is a great car and feels fast straight out of the box. We are obviously still at the very early stages of development but already I can feel how much better it handles and what an advantage the car's wider track will be in a race environment".

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Using cameras to replace the rear and side mirrors isn't something new. However, this technology is usually found on concept vehicles and some exotic cars. But at Lexus, this technology will be installed on one of its premium sedans starting October this year.

Lexus is introducing the world' first Digital Outer Mirrors, which will initially be fitted on the new 2019 Lexus ES. Digital Outer Mirrors make use of small exterior cameras on the front doors. They are mounted on stalks that swell on the place where conventional side mirrors are usually found.

The cameras send images onto displays – each monitor measuring five inches diagonally– inside the cabin, as positioned at the base of the front pillars. Instead of looking through the windows onto the side mirrors, a driver just have to view the images on the displays. This means that the driver’s view of the sides and the rear of the cars aren’t compromised when the windows are dirty or hazy.

Read the entire article Side mirrors in 2019 Lexus ES sedan can be replaced with camera-based Digital Outer Mirrors