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GM Crash Test Safety - From Also Ran to Top Rated in Just 5 Years

Consider the Cavalier to Cobalt to Cruze. The Safety improvements are momentous and it is only getting better.

Rear Impact Crash Dummy design by award-winning GM safety engineer could dictate the future of crash test safety for those not just the driver and passenger up front but passengers in the back as well.

Anyone remember the Chevrolet Cavalier whose last model year was 2005? Back on the pre-2011 National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, it scored a reasonable 4 stars but earned just 1 star for front driver side crash protection.

By the time the 2010 Cobalt was being put out to pasture (thankfully), GM was still earning 4 stars on that older NHTSA test but had increased those horrific drivers’ side crash test scores from 1 star to 4…

2013 Chevrolet Global Cars (2012 Moscow International Motor Show)

This year’s edition of the Moscow International Motor Show (August 29) in Russia is picking up steam with plenty of automakers having chosen the event to host their world and European debuts. 
Chevrolet will perform the European premieres of three new models including the Colorado pickup truck, its 7-seater Trailblazer SUV sibling and the Cobalt compact sedan.
General Motors didn’t say if and in which other European countries it will offer the three new models. 
Joining the European premieres are two Russian debuts, the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon and the Malibu global mid-size sedan. Also on display will be the Corvette Stingray concept and Youth Concepts, while Chevrolet will showcase its new infotainment system called ‘MyLink’.

(vía Carscoop)

2013 Chevrolet Global Cars (2012 Moscow International Motor Show)

This year’s edition of the Moscow International Motor Show (August 29) in Russia is picking up steam with plenty of automakers having chosen the event to host their world and European debuts.

Chevrolet will perform the European premieres of three new models including the Colorado pickup truck, its 7-seater Trailblazer SUV sibling and the Cobalt compact sedan.

General Motors didn’t say if and in which other European countries it will offer the three new models.

Joining the European premieres are two Russian debuts, the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon and the Malibu global mid-size sedan. Also on display will be the Corvette Stingray concept and Youth Concepts, while Chevrolet will showcase its new infotainment system called ‘MyLink’.

(vía Carscoop)

At First, Manchester United, And Now With Liverpool: Chevrolet Liverpool Official Sponsor

Only a few months after Chevrolet become the official automotive partner of the Manchester United Football Club, the Detroit-based carmaker announced that it went into a similar four-year agreement with the Liverpool Football Club. 
Chevrolet’s partnership with The Reds runs to the end of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League and European campaigns, and includes marketing promotions for the brand at Liverpool’s home ground at Anfield as well as the Club’s print and digital publications and fan sites, and player appearances for commercial opportunities.


(vía Carscoop)

At First, Manchester United, And Now With Liverpool: Chevrolet Liverpool Official Sponsor

Only a few months after Chevrolet become the official automotive partner of the Manchester United Football Club, the Detroit-based carmaker announced that it went into a similar four-year agreement with the Liverpool Football Club.

Chevrolet’s partnership with The Reds runs to the end of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League and European campaigns, and includes marketing promotions for the brand at Liverpool’s home ground at Anfield as well as the Club’s print and digital publications and fan sites, and player appearances for commercial opportunities.

(vía Carscoop)

Official: 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon (European Version)

The Cruze SW is 4,655 mm long, 1,797 mm wide and 1,521 mm tall with the included roof rails and boasts 500 liters of boot space up to the window line and 1,478 liters with the rear seats folded.

Other tidbits include a luggage compartment cover that retracts fully into a cassette, a tray with three storage compartments that’s located between the rear seatbacks and the cassette for the luggage cover and two additional storage compartments in the wheel arches.

The introduction of the estate brings a mild makeover for the other two body styles, the four-door sedan and the five-door hatchback, and two new engines for all Cruze models.

The styling tweaks on the outside concern the front end that gains a an angular drawn grille with horizontal slats and a redesigned bumper with vertical fog lamp housings, while there are also new alloy wheel designs.

Inside, Chevrolet has introduced an available new MyLink infotainment system. Cars that come with the new system will feature a new seven-inch high-resolution touch screen located in the integrated center stack. Other changes inside include a greater choice of seat finishes and some minor tweaks to the instrument panel.

Under the hood, in addition to the existing 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter gasoline and 2.0-liter diesel engine, Chevrolet is enhancing the European range of the Cruze with a new 1.7-liter turbodiesel and a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

While Chevrolet has made no mention of the North American version, we see no reason why the styling changes won’t be applied in the coming months.

(vía Carscoop)

The Blues Brothers’ Chevrolet Cruzemobile

In celebration of Chevrolet’s 100th anniversary, the firm’s British arm decided to pay tribute to the legacy of The Blues Brothers by crafting a special one-off model of its Cruze sedan named the “Cruzemobile” that echoes the look of the famous “Bluesmobile”.

Adding to the celebratory theme, Chevrolet hired its own band named “Cruze Brothers” that performed live set to a crowd of more than 500 guests at the Ace Café on London’s famous North Circular Road.

Chevrolet said that it hopes to use the Cruzemobile for marketing purposes.

(vía Carscoop)

Hot! Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback (UK Version)

The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is offered with a diesel and two petrol engines. The petrol units are a 1.6 with 124HP and a 1.8 with 141HP, while the diesel is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder which, with 163HP, is the most powerful model in the lineup. In early 2012, a 1.7-liter diesel will be added to the range. All engines are available with either a manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The new Cruze hatchback is available in three trim levels named LS, LT and LTZ. Even the entry-level Cruze features six airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and ABS with EBD, with prices starting at £13,995.

(vía Carscoop)

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