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Plug-in hybrid Cruze should be more efficient than the Eco  (Source: GM)
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 Go-Auto. "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.

Source: Green Car Reports



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Leasing and financing options
By Shig on 11/29/2011 5:02:46 PM , Rating: 0
I keep hearing the arguments saying - "Normal people cannot afford a new 30k+ (40k for the volt) car". I agree with that, but none of these alternative cars have financing or leasing options yet. When you actually look at the statistics of people who can throw down 25k+ on a brand new car, there are hardly any! No 'normal' american has 25k+ lying around in their bank account to buy a new car. Most people lease or buy used, go look it up for yourself.

These plug-ins under a lease would be fantastic for people with a ~30-40 mile round trip commute for work everyday. You avoid the huge up front cost, even it out over a 3 year lease, and with some sacrifices here and there, your gas bill goes down to 0$. Insurance costs are about the same, the manufacturer / dealership warranties the battery, and the at home charger is built into the monthly payment. Maintenance is almost a none issue if you can lease one of these close to new / slightly used. Range anxiety? No problem, use gas when you absolutely need it.




RE: Leasing and financing options
By RU482 on 11/29/2011 5:41:01 PM , Rating: 2
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Most people lease or buy used, go look it up for yourself.


or finance new!


RE: Leasing and financing options
By Spuke on 11/30/2011 9:56:59 AM , Rating: 2
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When you actually look at the statistics of people who can throw down 25k+ on a brand new car, there are hardly any!
Really?

http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-autos...


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