• Aug 2, 2008
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We've got a bit of a wait ahead of us in the United States, but if this interior photo does indeed show the Chevy Cruze's passenger compartment, then maybe it'll be worth it. TheCaranatic.com doesn't tell the source of the image, the Daewoo logo on the wheel indicates that it was probably snapped in South Korea, where the car will be produced for the European and Asian markets. As for the interior itself? Well, based on the photo it looks top-notch, blending a lot of Opel Insignia with dashes of Chevy Malibu to create a very pleasant driver's environment. This is promising.

[Source: theCarfanatic via Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Hopefully GM can stay afloat long enough to get this into production. The Cavalier and Cobalt have been big sellers based only on price. They really aren't very competitive at all in their segment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They're class leading in performance. The Cobalt SS walks all over the Civic Si and MS3. Hell, it even beats a 335i around the ring.
        • 6 Years Ago
        honestly, those turbo cobalts raise the bar on bang for the buck. we will see how fast the new more powerful WRX is but i have a feeling that the turbo SS is going to be the fastest car in its price range for quite some time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bring back the Cavalier name don't cut down production/material cost for the U.S. version and Chevy will have a winner.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So that guy took a shot of the interior, and ran away? Why don't we have exterior pics?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The test will be how good it looks without the "wow" factor of red-and-black two-tone and the leather upholstery. It's no accident that photos of the snazziest possible trim got "leaked." That said, the basic design does look great.

        Does anyone know to what extent this car was engineered by Daewoo? I've heard it attributed almost exclusively to them, and for this car to be a success, Daewoo will need to have learned a *lot* about fuel efficiency and chassis dynamics since the Forenza and Aveo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Very nice. Almost as nice as the Malibu's.
        • 6 Years Ago
        very very nice!
        • 6 Years Ago
        until I realised it was a reflection, I totally thought that the interior had a green 70s bush?

      • 6 Years Ago
      A nice, modern interior like that would improve the Camaro, IMO
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one getting tired of GM's two-tone interiors? That black & brown combination barely works in photos, and in person, it's awful.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can't stand these two tone interiors either. I saw the Malibu at the auto show and it looked absolutely awful!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'd rather look at a dull, single-color interior that you would then deem "cheap" and as a "sea of gray" or black or whatever. I like that GM is adding some color and flair to interiors. If you don't like that color combo, get a different one. The Malibu interior looks like something from the Bible in Cocoa/Cashmere.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That brown just doesn't play off the black very well.It's a too flashy almost kinda gross.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Three door?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a feeling the Chevy version's interior will not look like that cause of the cost of materials + other excuses from GM

      but the Daewoo one will look like that....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thats why theres a daewoo steering wheel
        • 6 Years Ago
        "I have a feeling the Chevy version's interior will not look like that cause of the cost of materials + other excuses from GM"

        That's what they said about the new Malibu, and it turned out the conventional wisdom was wrong there. The 'bu features excellent materials that are the best I've seen in a Chevy - high quality plastics and soft touch dash. Not quite camcord standard yet; there's a couple of spots where GM cheaped out, but they're out of the way and the overall environment is inviting and confidence-inspiring. The whole setup is really VERY close in quality to the likes of Honda and Toyota.

        That being the case, I can't help but worry that you might be right. I know the USDM Cruze will be built in the USA, so parts/materials sourcing should be roughly the same as for the Malibu, but as bad as GM has been about cost-cutting their cars, their compact offerings have always suffered the most - they've historically been so substandard it's embarrassing. This really could go either way.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That IS the Chevy
      • 6 Years Ago
      Look eerily similar to the dash of a last-gen Honda Accord. Not like that's a bad thing. GM would be better off to follow the pack at this point rather than innovate.
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM should recall every Cobalt with this new dash. Maybe then, the owners would consider "Cruze" for their next puchase.

      And if anyone here is honestly suggesting that the reflection on the windshield is part of the interior, I'll say Watch out! Your evil twin is staring back at you right now!"

      • 6 Years Ago
      GM have finally learned how to design a interior.

      Lets see this type of stuff implemented across the range.
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