• Jul 1, 2010
2011 Chevrolet Cruze CS – Click above for high-res image

Well, now – look who got themselves a set of fancy new dancing shoes. Chevrolet Cruze buyers in the UK can now outfit their thrifty little sedans with a trick lowered suspension, rear spoiler and contrasting wheels, straight from the factory. The look helps the car resemble the Silverline Cruze currently bashing around the British Touring Car Championship. We certainly dig on the white 18-inch multi-spoke alloys. They look right at home on the blue car in the high-res gallery shown here, especially given the more aggressive stance served up by the reworked suspension.

General Motors is calling the package the CS styling kit, and those wanting a little extra menace with their Cruze better get ready to shell out £1,595, or $2,410 at current exchange rates. As the Cruze starts at around $15,500, that's a not insignificant amount of dosh, but it also adds a good amount of presence to the visuals and hopefully improves handling.

Either way, we have a sneaking suspicion that we're not likely to see the CS package on our shores. Most Americans have no clue what the BTCC is all about, and while the add-ons certainly sharpens the appearance of the Cruze, we're more likely to get a mild body kit and not much else. Hit the jump for the press release.



[Source: General Motors]

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PIT CRUZE!
2010-07-01

* New performance styling pack available for Chevrolet Cruze
* Lowering kit, spoiler and wheels
* Available as £1,595 option on all models

Now you can look cooler than ever when you're out for a Cruze!

Chevrolet has pulled the wraps off a race-inspired option pack to further bring out the dynamic styling and handling of the Cruze saloon – the car favoured by the Silverline Chevrolet team in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The 'CS' styling kit consists of smart 18-inch white multi-spoke alloy wheels, lowered suspension, a boot spoiler, unique CS graphics and matching tailored carpet mats.

That's in addition to the standard Cruze specification, which includes such features as follow-me-home lighting, remote central locking, a CD-radio system with auxiliary input, premium soft-touch interior plastics and electric windows on even the entry-level model.

The CS Kit is available on all trim and engine variants of the Cruze at the time of order, and costs £1,595, including VAT and fully fitted, at participating Chevrolet retailers from mid-July onwards.

For more information, or to find your nearest dealer, visit www.chevrolet.co.uk – or to catch up with the antics of the Silverline Chevrolet British Touring Car team, visit www.chervoletbtcc.co.uk


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Anything that brings more white rims to the market is a good thing in my book...

      Signed someone who drives a Chili Red MINI with a White Roof/White Stripes/ & White Rims.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it looks pretty cool, but the overall design, as attractive as it is seems a bit dated already.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just think its surfacing is a little underdeveloped. I do follow the industry a lot and compared to some other vehicles in this segment, the surface language is a little "dated". And by that I mean that we aren't really seeing anything new surface-wise. Now I know "new" is a relative term since there are rarely styling exercises that haven't already been done at some point, but surfacing in the industry has been trending towards fuller, more emotional forms and lines and I see the Cruze being more planar, angular and hard edged than its contemporaries. The waterfall line of the front fender is a good example of something that has been done to death. It was on the first Ford Fusion and Ford has since moved on from that language. The headlamp shape is another good example. A little more softness and snap to its form could really bring it forward and I hope they make some nice changes in an MCE later on down the line. Proportionally I think it's great though, and the interior is very fresh with an interesting use of fabric trim on the IP. I hope it does well. I think most buyers won't notice the things some of us do, but we'll just have to see. I am by no means writing it off.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Should have been a reply to Seppling... freaking comments...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks good with those wheels. I think the cruze will sell very well!Go GM!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It'll have to make more than the 135hp I've been hearing about first before I'll bite.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Should GM make the SS version of the Cruze I will buy one. Otherwise with less than 150hp this car will be a snail on the road.

      P.S. Throw a six speed manual in there too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmmm, a C63 in blue. Not bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks good, even with white rims. Given the long time it has taken to arrive in the US market (aka coming soon), GM had better have mods ready for the near-term model years after the first.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well i am sure that " trick lowered suspension, rear spoiler" will be offered and you can just buy those white wheels yourself. Just because factory doesn't offer it............doesn't mean it can't be done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll admit I'm conflicted about this vehicle. On the one hand I really like it's understated/almost, dare I say, elegant looks and it's interior especially. But on the other hand the fiesta/focus duo coming from Ford have me saying hold off and wait for those, since their designs just appeal to me that much more.

      Bottom line this is a really nice car and I hope GM sells a lot of them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry GM but this is not how you rock out white rims, definately not on the Cruze. This car lacks any feel of it being a rally car what so ever, its bland and the only thing going for it is its grill. Its as heavy as a brick is under-powered and now comes with optional white wheels, FAIL. The picture above looks like some kid did it to a cruze and did a poor job of it too. I suggest you look at how Ford did the Fiesta or Focus, thats how its suppose to be executed not like this........... Please go shot yourselves in the foot, again!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bit of a waste of time. No one buys Chevrolets here in the UK!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @dj4monie Apart from a couple of Matiz's on the roads over here (in the UK), I've never seen any other Chevrolet. I've certainly never seen a Chevrolet dealership either. Not one.
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