Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chevrolet Cruze



Well...
At least the Daewoo version for the Korean market. Notice the different, and more conservative, front grille.

A good looking car.
Will it be good looking enough next year?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Both grille don't seem to work.
Interior finally looks like it can compete with the imports though.

SlippedClutch said...

Doesn't look as good in white. The Chevy grille looks much better. But it's a very nicely styled car overall. It'd be nice if it were offered now.

Anonymous said...

I's a GM, it can NEVER be good enough.

Anonymous said...

Just a Daewoo with a new badge.

Anonymous said...

Why what happens next year ? this thing wont start production till march of 2010 in lordstown ohio, and is gonna cost more than a civic what a joke !

Anonymous said...

Don't like the grille. The interior looks upscale though. oh, what is the deal with that passenger side mirror? Is it that small or is it folded up?

Anonymous said...

This front end looks much better than the overstyled Chevy front end.

Anonymous said...

It might be sad to say "too little, too late"

Anonymous said...

"It might be sad to say "too little, too late"

What a miserable individual. Go enjoy your lo-standard Corolla.

As for the Cruze, this Daewoo grille doesn't look as stylish as the Chevy version, the boring white is a mainstream Asian favorite, and these wheels are weak. But the domestic version appears to be just what the compact car segment here needs. It'd be good for GM if it were available now, and not a year from now.

Anonymous said...

I like the look of these new GM cars. a 45 mpg turbo 1.4 liter powered Cruze is just what we need in these United States. after decades of driving imports , I am ready to start supporting our own workers/products again. my first car was a 66 tripower GTO...when fuel was 35 cents/gal.

Anonymous said...

"What a miserable individual. Go enjoy your lo-standard Corolla.

As for the Cruze, this Daewoo grille doesn't look as stylish as the Chevy version, the boring white is a mainstream Asian favorite, and these wheels are weak. But the domestic version appears to be just what the compact car segment here needs. It'd be good for GM if it were available now, and not a year from now."

Right, so you think that this is what America's compact car segment needs? GM thought that their Cobalt was going to be its savior, not so much.

This is a case of too little too late. Keep in mind that when the Cruze comes out the Civic will be a year from a FMC.

Anonymous said...

What ignorance. This car is a game changer. Outstanding styling and quality. Best interior in its class and a powertrain that will have the best balance of fuel economy and power. Its not a Daewoo. It a GM. Daewoo doesn't exist anymore. It may cost a little more than the bare bones base civic but overall in higher trims it will be priced competively. It has much more base content and technology and at 40mpg, any small premium wil be paid back in spades.

Anonymous said...

"It might be sad to say "too little, too late"

I have to agree with you. Though some feel this car is a game changer, it has been said countless times by GM before. Every new model they bring out (for the past 20 years) claims to be an import fighter in some way shape or form. GM's sales are indicative of buyers being sick and tired of the same old story.
A great car that ends up missing the mark or loses value faster than average.
I am a fan of GM but I think they are reaching the end of the line. Not much can be done now to make it the company it once was. No, I don't think they will close up shop but I do think a few years from now GM will be half the company it is today.

Anonymous said...

"Right, so you think that this is what America's compact car segment needs? GM thought that their Cobalt was going to be its savior, not so much."

haha doesn't the cobalt always make the top ten most sold?
get ur shit right buddy. i don't care for the cobalt, but i know they sell alot of them. plus their profitable. btw check the highway mileage on the XFE. compare it to another car its size.

Anonymous said...

Daewoo still exists where it is built and its is just a cheap copout for GM to just grab these and whack a chev badge on it. Not a true american built car anymore.
Does it say "Chevrolet" above the factory where these roll out?? I think not.

Anonymous said...

This car is actually a nice car but why is it not out now or in a couple of months, not a year or two down the track like the Volt. Thats what the meaning of "too little too late" is.

Anonymous said...

Ok...is this a Daewoo with a Chevy Badge on it or a Chevy with a Daewoo badge on it? American or Korean?

Anonymous said...

The first version of the Cruze will be built in Korea by GMDAT. A division of GM. A GM company.. that means GM. It was designed to be a GM global car and designed in Korea, Germany and Detroit. The North American version will be built in the USA. Its not a Daewoo with a Chevy badge... Wake up! Its like saying the new Camaro is a Holden with a Chevey badge. The current Cobal XFE gets the best highway fuel economy. That's better than Corolla, Civic and Sentra.

Anonymous said...

OK what about the aveo? It that in the same category?

Anonymous said...

""Right, so you think that this is what America's compact car segment needs? GM thought that their Cobalt was going to be its savior, not so much."

haha doesn't the cobalt always make the top ten most sold?
get ur shit right buddy. i don't care for the cobalt, but i know they sell alot of them. plus their profitable. btw check the highway mileage on the XFE. compare it to another car its size."

You do know that almost a 1/3 of those sales go to fleets, right? Not private individuals, fleet sales. That doesn't count. Just because GM will give a substancial volume discount to Hertz or Enterprise doesn't mean that this is a success. The Cobalt is a miserable vehicle.

Wow, the XFE has finally gotten close to the Civic and Corolla. Took them long enough. Imagine if those two companies were to use the same methods that Chevy used for the XFE....

Anonymous said...

We are not talking about the Aveo here. We are talking about the merits of the new Cruze.

Anonymous said...

I wish GM well with this. Its a shame they had to wait until they were making a 15 billion dollar loss per quarter to get their act together. They could have acted a bit earlier as this car wont be seen for approx 2 years. Other car makers dont have this problem. When pictures of their production models are out, their vehicles are in the showrooms within a few months. 2 Years is a long time. 1 Year may not be so bad.