2016 Chevrolet Cruze: Stronger, Lighter and More Advanced

By: In The D Staff | July 23, 2015
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Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world – with 3.5 million vehicles sold since 2008 – the Cruze, has a lighter and sleeker model for 2016. While it will not be for sale until early 2016, Chevrolet fans are going to become impatient after hearing about all that this beautiful machine offers.

The new stronger and lighter body structure enhances agility and efficiency. The wind tunnel-optimized design comes from the input of wind tunnel testing and leverages the aero experience of vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt. The end result is one of the sleekest-looking cars in its class.

The all-new standard 1.4-liter turbo engine with direct injection offers up to 40 miles per gallon (estimated) on the highway, and the stop/start technology provides improved efficiency in stop-and-go traffic. It offers the much-coveted combination of power and efficiency for drivers.

The 2016 Cruze offers a unique blend of advanced safety technologies. These technologies not only prevent and protect drivers from potential crashes, but also respond in the event of one.

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The Rear Cross Traffic Alert uses radar sensors to monitor traffic behind you. Lane Keep Assist uses sensors to warn you when you are unintentionally drifting from your lane. Forward Collision Alert warns you with Tailgating Alert, when you are following behind a vehicle too closely, and Crash Imminent Alert, to signal when you are approaching a vehicle too quickly.

In addition, the 2016 Cruze is stocked with 10 airbags. It also has a Safety Cage. The high-strength steel cage provides strong protection in the event of a crash. If you are involved in a crash, the Automatic Crash Response uses built-in sensors to contact OnStar immediately. Even if you’re unable to respond, the OnStar advisor will be able to pinpoint your exact location and send help right away.

The technology continues to improve and impress. The Chevrolet MyLink offers a customizable touch-screen, with available phone integration and built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi to help you stay connected. Not to mention, for the first time ever, the Cruze offers compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Be on the lookout for the 2016 Cruze early on in 2016. If you are in the market for a new car, this is definitely one to consider.