Chevrolet Cruze 2015
Chevy has only added a fresh model to firmly its Cruze lineup : a fresh clean turbo diesel version. though, it’s like for the same time the corporate is likewise acting on the next-generation Cruze.
albeit the prototype caught testing here is heavily camouflaged, you’ll see to the point it appearance a lot of sleeker in comparison to the model it’ll replace. this impression is offered by a fresh and additional rounded front finish that could provide revised headlights. additionally, the grille will certainly be set very little bit’>a bit more not up to the current model and of course the hood-to-front fascia seam is higher. the rear too looks to firmly be slightly longer, the lip upon the trunk is to a small degree additional pronounced and of course the taillights can possible be utterly redesigned evident by your serious camo on them. too, it’s much like the door handles currently sit higher up upon the door.
the next-generation Cruze may also be the initial model built on general motors new platform, that’s internally known as d2xx. a similar platform may also be applied regarding the next-generation volt and equinox among others.
we expect to check out a few updates below the hood too, with the largest changes being created to firmly lower the fuel consumption and co2 emissions.
Chevy engineers opted obtain a system essentially downsized direct from duramax Pickup Diesel engines, employing a particulate filter and urea injection to firmly trim oxides of nitrogen. the 4. 5-gallon urea tank is located below the trunk floor in which the spare tire used to firmly live ( Chevy provides a will of fix-a-flat instead ). in normal driving, a tankful of urea ought to last 10, 000 miles topping off of the urea is recommended whenever the Cruze gets its scheduled oil changes each 7500 miles.
the foundation on your Cruze Diesel is that the euro-standard iron-block, aluminum-head four-cylinder by having steel crankshaft and aluminum pistons by having compression ratio of 16. 5 :1. the diesel juice is piped in at only over 23, 000 psi via the common fuel rail and piezo injectors. though torque peaks at 264 lb-ft at 2600 rpm, 250 lb-ft is obtainable from 1750 to firmly 3000 rpm, as well as a boot upon the pedal brings 280 lb-ft of overboost for up to firmly 10 seconds the diesel version of indycars push to firmly pass. a six-speed automatic is that the merely obtainable transmission.
the sharp-eyed would possibly notice the 17-inch aluminum wheels and low-rolling-resistance tires, other then theres not a lot of to firmly visually set the diesel apart from different Cruzes. powerful to check out are aero bits, mostly picked up direct from Cruze ECO, such like the grille opening and shutters, underbody aero panels, and new engine-compartment baffling. the heaviest nondiesel Cruze ltz weve weighed is supplied in at 3208 pounds, and of course the 300-or-so-pound extra heft on your diesel kicks it to firmly an estimated 3500 pounds, that necessitate different changes, slightly bigger brakes being one. theres added sound isolation, such being a completely different dash mat and hood blanket that facilitate keep diesel rattle from reaching the cabin.