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2011 Chevy Cruze: Kicking Sand in the Face of Toyota
2011 Chevy Cruze: Kicking Sand in the Face of Toyota

Let’s get one thing straight: Many of us rarely stand up and are counted when it counts, least of all me. Sometimes we let the bullies get away with murder. Their reputation as kings of the hill make us not want to expend the effort to confront them. However, the 2011 Chevy Cruze has decided...Read More»

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"Tool Man" Tim Allen Is The Voice Of Chevrolet, 2011 Cruze

Tim Allen, the voice of Michigan tourism, Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, and Home Improvements Tim Taylor will soon be the voice of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, and the rest of the Chevrolet brand, GM announced today. The ads running Allen's voice will start September 7, the day before the official...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Configurator Live, Full Pricing Revealed

We're just five days away from the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to retail buyers at GM's Lordstown plant, and today those looking to be among the first in line can get a feel for what sort of options and pricing they can expect thanks to the new configuration tool on Chevrolet's site...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Packs 36 mpg Into $16,995

Hybrids (and a few diesels) are the gold standard in fuel efficiency these days, but there's still a lot that can be done with a small but punchy four-cylinder engine paired with the occasional turbocharger, and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze hopes to put a point on that. EPA figures revealed today put...Read More»

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GM Asks Chevy Dealerships To Stock Hondas, Toyotas

General Motors officials have put out a request to the automaker's 3,000 Chevrolet dealerships, asking them to have Toyota and Honda vehicles on hand—not just for display, but for back-to-back test-drive comparisons with the Chevrolet Cruze. According to AutoWeek, citing Chevrolet small-car...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Toyota, Electric Cars and 300

Toyota recalls, the electric-car race, and the 2012 Chrysler 300 -- it's all here today at High Gear Media: The 2011 Ford F-150 gains four new engine options, everything from a base V-6 to a turbo EcoBoost six and a pair of V-8s. Pickups are back...and better than ever. [TheCarConnection] Can one...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Chevy Cruze, Volt, And HGM Shark Week

With the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, GM is rebooting its bow-tie small-car lineup. Is the Cruze good enough to be the linchpin of a roll-out that includes the Volt and maybe a Spark subcompact, too? Today at High Gear Media, we'll get you the details on the new four-door and explain why...Read More»

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With 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, GM Begins Its Reboot Of Chevy Small Cars

For the third time in less than three decades, GM is renaming its mainstream small-car line. And while the Cruze might be assembled in the same place as its predecessor, the Cobalt—in Lordstown, Ohio—the new Cruze couldn't be more different than the Cobalt. Most notably, it's a world car. But...Read More»

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First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

After decades of low expectations for affordable compact sedans, the market for plain, stripped-down products is simply withering away. Shoppers might be happy with a small car, but with a new generation and more tech-savvy comes less of a willingness to skimp on everything else. And for some of...Read More»

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General Motors Adds A Brand, Launches No-Frills Sedan In China

Here in the U.S., General Motors and its chairman/CEO Ed Whitacre have sold off brands -- or at least tried to --  like they were going out of business. In China, however, where the economy is robust and the auto market remains strong, GM has launched a new car brand to lure lower-income and...Read More»

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Makes The Global Safety Honor Roll

Small-car safety especially has come a long way. And while, by driving a smaller, lighter vehicle you'll still be at a disadvantage in certain situations, some of today's small cars with top marks—like the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Cruze—can assure the security of a much larger vehicle. As we...Read More»

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Preview Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Just a quick preview first drive of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze was enough to confirm that GM’s biggest challenge won’t be meeting or exceeding the competition, but sweeping away all those past perceptions of GM small cars. Among GM’s homegrown compacts, the Cavalier was always a step behind the...Read More»

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Chevrolet Goes Social At SXSW

When it comes to getting younguns interested in its vehicles, General Motors hasn't been as aggressive as some of its competitors in exploiting Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and other social media services. That may change over the next week and a half, however, as Chevrolet schleps to the heart of...Read More»

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Please Tell Us This Is Not the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze SS. Please.

At the risk of appearing culturally insensitive, perhaps they spell "SS" differently in Singapore. Because that's the only explanation for this stripes-and-aero-add-ons body kit offered by Chevrolet Singapore to make up the so-called Cruze SS. Looking vaguely like the Camaro "Bumblebee" character...Read More»

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Spark, Aveo RS, Cruze Herald Diverse Chevy Small-Car Lineup

Within two years, GM's Chevrolet brand will have a family of four small cars for the U.S. market: Spark, Aveo, Cruze, and Volt. The new lineup starts with the introduction of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which as we showed you in this preview earlier in the week and this interior comparison with the...Read More»

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Preview: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

• What is it? A global compact sedan refined for America • The basics: Naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines • On sale: Q3 2010, with a public showing at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show • Price: $19,000 (est.) The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact car promises...Read More»

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2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's not quite the glamorous Staples Center--home to the Grammys and a certain celebrity endpoint this year--but just next door to the tabernacle of music sits the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention center's the next roosting spot for the car world, as the industry sets down next month...Read More»

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Report: GM Delays 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Launch Until Q3 2010

General Motors’ new global small car, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, already has the weight of the company's hopes on its shoulders, but news that GM is planning to delay the North American launch of the car threatens to weaken anticipation for the highly-efficient small sedan before it even hits...Read More»

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Future Cars: 2012 Chevrolets Get Smaller, Greener

Two weeks ago, TheCarConnection toured GM's design studios for a sneak preview of the future cars and crossovers planned for Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick. We've shared the Buick 2012 and Cadillac 2012 portfolios with you, but what's in store for GM's moneymaker? At its core, the 2012...Read More»

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