US Cruze sets sub-4 litres/100km benchmark

3.77 litres/100km/h highway from new 1.4 turbo
More than four-million Cruze units sold since 2008
Stop/start cuts city consumption by 7%

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SLIMMED DOWN FOR SAVINGS: Turbo Chevrolet Cruze models lose 113kg to get highway fuel-consumption down to less than 4 litres/100km. Image: Chevrolet US / Newspress

DETROIT, Michigan – Chevrolet US says official fuel-consumption tests show the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4 has matched ‘best–in-class’ with a potential for 900km on a full tank.

The figure is for highway ‘cruzing’ and works out to 3.77 litres/100km.

Steve Majoros, a US director of marketing for Chevrolet Cars, told The Corner in a media release: “You can spend less time at the pump – the Cruze is lighter and has more power and torque than the previous model.”

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The Cruze’s EPA-estimated fuel consumption for L, LS and LT models, Chev says, rivals its competition. “It tops by a few kilometres competitors such as the Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra and VW Jetta (non-hybrid).

“The Cruze’s efficiency,” Chev explalins, “is rooted in a new direct-injected 1.4 Ecotec turbo and a leaner architecture 113kg lighter on L, LS and LT models. Stop/start technology bolsters efficiency in city traffic.”

That, the automaker says, reduces city fuel consumption by about seven percent.

The Cruze range in the US will get an all-new hatchback model and a diesel model will arrive there early in 2017.

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