• Jul 8th 2008 at 8:02AM
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Chevrolet has big... well... smallish plans for Paris, where the automaker will unveil an "all-new" compact vehicle dubbed the Cruze. Born from Chevy's global design and engineering team, the Cruze will sport many of the exterior elements we've seen on recent concepts, so expect lots of angular lines, a high belt-line and a squat greenhouse. The Cruze will supposedly be able to handle a parcel of five passengers, along with whatever junk they can fit in the trunk, and will measure in at 4.6 meters (181 inches) -- think of it as the next Cobalt.

After its world premier in the City of Lights this October, the Cruze will go on sale across Europe in the spring of 2009, and, according to the press release below the fold, will be available in "other global regions" afterwards.


Chevrolet Cruze

A new name and a new design for an all-new car

Detroit - Chevrolet announced today that its all-new entry in the compact segment will be called Cruze. The new Chevrolet will make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in early October.

Cruze was developed by a global design and engineering team and will be built in multiple locations around the world. The Cruze approaches an overall length of 4.6 meters and offers ample interior space and cargo capacity for five passengers, giving it an advantage over competition in the compact segment.

The Cruze features Chevrolet's new global design language that will continue to be a signature element for future vehicles carrying the gold bowtie. Combined with high safety standards and excellent build quality, Chevrolet will again deliver on its promise of offering a very attractive package at an exceptional value.

The new Chevrolet Cruze will be available in European markets in Spring 2009, followed by other global regions.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Cruze was developed by a global design and engineering team"

      Why don't they just say it's a Daewoo?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Becuase if this is the cobalt replacement, its on the Delta II platform desigend by opel. As far as Daewoo, the correct term is GMD since GM now controls a majority stake in them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's the difference between Chevrolet Cruze and Tom Cruise?

      You can jump on the couch inside one of them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's great, although I'd fix that spelling error before they make the badges, it's see are you eye ess ee.

      • 7 Years Ago
      This is probably the Cobalt replacement. Cruze is probably the new worldwide name for Chevrolet's Delta II car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      a rebadged Suzuki swift is generating news?
      Or is this going to be something of their own?
        • 7 Years Ago
        That would be one huge Swift.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's the Suzuki Ignis that has been badged as the Chevy Cruze. Not sure about this new one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW it looks great, amazing, so much better looking than any old Toyota.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Mike....where do you see pictures? I don't.

        Judging by the length...181 inches...I'm guessing this is the Delta II which would also be sold in the US as the Cobalt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "...angular lines, a high belt-line and a squat greenhouse..."
      Sounds like the new compact car that we've been seeing spy shots of recently.
      • 6 Years Ago
      thank you very much
      chevrolet cruze
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Followed by other global regions", and we still won't see one here in the states. I love GM but I want them to bring more of what is good from Europe stateside. It already has a Chevy badge on it. It can't be that hard.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Enlarged Beat?
      • 7 Years Ago
      How is it that they can be announcing this vehicle in Paris and have it to market in early 2009 but can't get a decent compact car to the US before 2035 or whenever it is?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Touché, Allan.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a horrible name for a car. I expect better from Americans.
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