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General Motors may be giving the Chevrolet Cruze a once-over before the car debuts here in the States. According to Paul Tan, the sedan is getting a few upgrades ahead of American consumers getting a crack at the company's new compact fighter. The majority of the changes seem to be geared towards making the car quieter, and include a new acoustic laminated windshield and extra sound deadening in the doors. GM has also cranked the total air bag count up to 10 to improve its safety rating.

While the thought of additional weight in a car with just 138 horsepower slows our pulse, there is some good news: The General may be ditching the torsion bar rear suspension in the global Cruze in favor of a Z-link set up, meaning there may be some hope for the four-door when it comes to the twisties.


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[Source: Paul Tan]