Plug-in Chevrolet Cruze Hybrid May Land in 2014
November 29, 2011 3:17 PM
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Plug-in hybrid Cruze should be more efficient than the Eco
Plug-in Cruze will be more like Prius than Volt
General Motors is taking a multi-pronged approach when it comes to fuel-efficient vehicles. Its most high-profile “eco” cruiser these days is the Chevrolet Volt (which is currently having a
bit of an image problem
). The company also has a
few traditional hybrids
in the mix and is gearing up to launch a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze (Eco D).
Green Car Reports
is now reporting that GM is looking to bring yet another variant of the Cruze to market to compliment the gasoline-powered Eco and the diesel-powered Eco D. A plug-in gasoline hybrid version of the Cruze is destined for the U.S. as soon as 2014.
With the similarly sized Volt already having a place in Chevrolet’s lineup, many may wonder if a plug-in Cruze will find a market. GM's Jim Federico, however, says not to worry. "Plug-in Cruze doesn’t make Volt redundant at all," Federico told
. "Plug-in Cruze would have a different powertrain. Plug-in hybrids use both the engine and motor all the time."
Apparently, the plug-in Cruze will be
more like the Prius Plug-in
than the Volt. It will be a plug-in with some capacity for full-electric driving, but will operate like a traditional hybrid; not an extended range EV like the Volt.
The Cruze plug-in will have a 5.2 kWh battery pack and have an electric driving range of 9 to 13 miles.
Green Car Reports
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Cruz and Volt are two versions of the same car.
11/29/2011 4:25:32 PM
The Volt and Cruz aren't just the same size, they share the same platform and many components. For all intents and purposes the Volt is already a Chevy Cruze hybrid so releasing a cheaper, less extreme version should be very cheap for GM.
RE: Cruz and Volt are two versions of the same car.
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
11/30/2011 8:55:07 AM
And if that os true, the VOLT will slowly die out.
Why buy the $40k version if there is a cheaper one!
Ahh, maybe now we can stop having the Volt in the news every other day! It's like a political ad, boring!
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