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    GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Chevrolet announced today that its all-new entry in the compact segment will be called Cruze. The new Chevrolet will make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in early October.

    Cruze was developed by a global design and engineering team and will be built in multiple locations around the world. The Cruze approaches an overall length of 4.6 meters and offers ample interior space and cargo capacity for five passengers, giving it an advantage over competition in the compact segment.

    The Cruze features Chevrolet's new global design language that will continue to be a signature element for future vehicles carrying the gold bowtie. Combined with high safety standards and excellent build quality, Chevrolet will again deliver on its promise of offering a very attractive package at an exceptional value.

    The new Chevrolet Cruze will be available in European markets in Spring 2009, followed by other global regions.

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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    lol @ "design language"

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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Here's a picture of the 2009 Chevy Cruze, it's just the modern day Chevy Sprint:


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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Needs better looking wheels.

    But otherwise, not totally ugly for a small people-mover.

    Chip H.

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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Chip,

    You're right it's not bad looking for a little car.

    I think Mini-Me would like it:


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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Needs better looking wheels.

    But otherwise, not totally ugly for a small people-mover.

    Chip H.
    I guess one just wears one on each foot then.

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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken
    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Needs better looking wheels.

    But otherwise, not totally ugly for a small people-mover.

    Chip H.
    I guess one just wears one on each foot then.

    Ken.
    Sorry - I don't understand.

    Chip H.

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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken
    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Needs better looking wheels.

    But otherwise, not totally ugly for a small people-mover.

    Chip H.
    I guess one just wears one on each foot then.

    Ken.
    Sorry - I don't understand.

    Chip H.
    Think roller skates, Chip.

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    Re: GM announces micro-car entry for 2009 - just not for the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    The Cruze features Chevrolet's new global design language that will continue to be a signature element for future vehicles carrying the gold bowtie.
    PR-speak for bland, nondescript, unadventurous...

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