Chevrolet will showcase the Cruze sedan for the first time on US soil at the 2009 LA Auto Show in December.

Chevrolet is to premier the new Cruze on US soil at the Los Angeles Auto Show on December 2. The car has already been launched in some European, Asian and African markets. America will have it on dealer floors during the third quarter of 2010.

"With expected highway fuel economy up to 40 miles per gallon, Cruze will be extremely gas friendly while the Volt electric vehicle can be operated gas-free," said Brent Dewar, vice president, Chevrolet. "Chevrolet's focus is on forward-looking technologies to the benefit of our customers, such as the highly efficient, small-displacement turbocharged engine in the Cruze or the Volt electric vehicle with extended range."

Said gas engine is a 1.4-litre turbo that provides good fuel economy, performance and driving fun. Chevrolet says the Cruze offers more interior and cargo space than the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla.

US features will include Bluetooth connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and a total of ten standard airbags.


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