According to the latest news from Chevrolet, the new 2011 Chevy Cruze is running well on schedule and will be available at the brand's dealerships across the US in the beginning of September. With a starting price of $16,995, the fresh Cruze is ready to blow-out its rivals with remarkable interior spaciousness, stunning efficiency levels and wide range of on-board features.

At its launch, the 2011 Cruze will be available in four versions, tempting the smart buyers with compact car pricing for a midsize vehicle.

Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing: "We believe the Cruze can redefine the expectations for compact-car owners and shoppers who are new to the segment. For the price of a compact car, Cruze offers the styling, safety features, roominess, amenities, and refinement of a much more expensive car."

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The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze range highlights:

Chevy Cruze LS - $16,995

  • Standard 1.8L Ecotec engine and six-speed manual transmission
  • The most standard safety features in the segment, with 10 air bags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing, traction control, anti-lock brakes, collapsible pedal system, power rear-door child safety locks
  • Standard OnStar, with a six-month subscription including Turn-by-Turn navigation
  • Standard convenience features including air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, driver information center, and XM Radio with three month trial subscription

Chevy Cruze LT - $18,895

  • Standard 1.4L Ecotec turbo and six-speed automatic transmission
  • 16-inch wheels

Chevy Cruze Eco - $18,895

  • Standard 1.4L Ecotec turbo and six-speed manual transmission
  • Segment-leading expected 40 miles per gallon highway
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels with ultra low-rolling resistance tires, and enhanced aerodynamic performance package

Chevy Cruze LTZ - $22,695

  • Standard 1.4L Ecotec turbo and six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard six-way power driver seat, leather seating surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Standard cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB port with audio interface, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, and remote vehicle start
  • Standard automatic climate control, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, and ultrasonic rear-parking assist
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

For the premium feeling demanding customers, the brand is also offering its new 2011 Cruze ride with few astonishing high-end extras:

  • In-dash navigation system with 40-gigabyte hard drive, enabling pause-and-play radio, downloading of audio CDs, or transferring MP3 files from a USB memory device
  • Pioneer Audio system, with nine speakers and 250-watt amplifier
  • Heated leather seats
  • Ultrasonic rear park assist
  • RS Appearance package, including rocker moldings, unique front and rear fascias, front fog lamps, and rear spoiler

In conclusion, we can say that the new model Chevy Cruze is a wise combination of equipment, amenities, and price, a real competitor for the global-car market.