Chevrolet announces prices for its new family saloon
10 March 2009

The new Chevrolet Cruze will dramatically undercut its chief rival, the Ford Focus, Chevrolet has announced today.

Prices for the Chevrolet Cruze will start at £11,495 for the basic 111bhp1.6-litre petrol model, rising to £15,195 for the top-spec 148bhp Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi LT. The mid-range 1.6 LS, expected to be the biggest seller, comes in at £12,595, undercutting the equivalent Ford Focus by £4000.

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The four-door Chevrolet Cruze gets a choice of four engines. The are two petrol motors: a 111bhp 1.6-litre unit and a 139bhp 1.8 litre. Two 2.0-litre turbodiesels are also available, with either 123bhp or 148bhp. The car is a key one for General Motors' European firms, since it is the first car to use the next generation of Astra platform.

Matt Rigby

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