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The highly anticipated Chevrolet Cruze is still several months away from reaching consumers in Europe and the United States but in Korea the model has just gone on sale.

Called the Daewoo Lacetti, it is virtually identical to the Cruze and offers us the glimpse of what we can expect with the car launches here. Power comes from a 1.6-liter engine which produces 114 hp and can be equipped with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

Being a true global car, Cruze production is slated to take place in Russia, the US, and South Korea. As of now the model is scheduled to launch in Europe this March and as a 2010 model in the United States but with GM's recent financial crisis both launches could potentially be delayed.


Gallery: Chevy Cruze Based Daewoo Lacetti Launches in Korea

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