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.
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.