Chevrolet of North America has announced specs, engines, trims and prices for the 2011 Cruze that's headed for the US in September.

Chevrolet starts delivering the Cruze sedan in the US this September at a minimum price of US$16,995 for the baseline LS trim, including destination. Coupled with this model is a 1.8-litre Ecotec engine making 103kW (138 bhp/ 140 PS), a 6-speed manual transmission, 10 airbags, traction control, ABS, air conditioning, power windows and a host of other features.

Other models include the LT with a 1.4-litre Ecotec turbo engine, 6-speed automatic transmission and 16-inch wheels; the Eco model starts at US$18,895 and features 17-inch alloys, ultra low-rolling resistance tyres and an expected 40 mpg on the highway, as well as the features-packed LZT starting at US$22,695.

A list of options including a 40 GB hard drive, a Pioneer sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, heated leather seats and rear park assist can be ticket off the menu before purchase.

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