Where is the Cruze Already?
It seems like years since I wrote this about the Cruze, and ... yeah it was in 2008! So where is it? It seems usual now for the Thai market to have to wait for a car to go stale first. Mitsubishi did this with the Lancer, and it seems that Chevrolet are doing the same with the Cruze.
Fans of the GM brand shouldn't have to wait much longer though, and while we wait here is another glimpse of the car this time in the form of a short promo video.
Assuming that Chevrolet roll out the Cruze in Thailand at all, it should be the first car in its class with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Cruze shares the GM Delta II platform with the 2010 Opel Astra, and the over hyped 2011 Chevrolet Volt/Opel Ampera.
Personally, I would like this to do well. Anything to cut through the Corolla/Civic dominance. And this looks decent, particularly the interior which is a big step up from the Optra.