This was supposed to be a restyled Camaro, but General Motors could not stand it and shows that it will launch the updated Chevrolet Cruze in 2019 in Brazil. The news is a relief for Brazilian model fans, after GM announced that it would cease production of the car in the United States. At the moment, the manufacturer does not give much detail, saying only that it will bring "major changes in design and technology." The model is available in Argentina, in versions of the sedan and the hatch.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Got a design inspired by another sedan, the Malibu, with a redesigned bumper and a much wider front grille. Headlights are equipped with LED daytime running around the projector. This is the visual identification used in recent Chevrolet launches.
In addition to the new face, the second new product of the Cruze is the introduction of 4G technology. The system will be used both for user entertainment and for car maintenance. It will be possible to send remote diagnostic data to the concessionaires, providing the type of service that needs to be performed. Passengers can use this connection on their smartphones, computers, and even video games. GM announced at the São Paulo auto show that it will use this technology for all of its cars.
In the USA, the restyling of the Cruze also received a new 7-inch on-screen multimedia center in which Infotainment 3 operates. The manufacturer says that it has a faster processor, improved its Bluetooth connection, a new interface and more applications. However, the system has not yet has been confirmed for the Cruze in our market.
“Most of our competitors offer up to the first two levels of connectivity. With Wi-Fi 4G, Chevrolet cars will radically transform the experience that users have with a car, ”said Hermann Mahne, Chevrolet Marketing Director, during a presentation at Salon SP.
In addition to design and new technologies, the Cruze will follow what we already know. 1.4 turbocharged engine with 153 hp at 5000 rpm and a torque of 24.5 kgf at 2000 rpm remains unchanged, always associated with an automatic gearbox with 6 speeds.
In addition to the new Chevrolet Cruze, GM promises to launch 11 cars until 2019, and another four have already been confirmed. The Camaro is today being presented to the press and counted twice when it comes in coupe and convertible versions. The third car in the list is an electric bolt, the star of the brand in the SP hall, and it will be sold for 175 thousand rubles. The Midnight Equinox is already on the list, a special version is also presented in the hall, which repeats the Tracker Midnight and S10 Midnight formula, with a dark finish. When we add the hatch of the Cruze and Cruze Sport6, we have six of the eleven launches promised. The company even joked with journalists, asking everyone to place their bids to get into the news next year. So enjoy and give your guess in the comments below.