As this video demonstrates GM is going to great lengths to pimp out its upcoming new compact, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze, according to Vehicle Line Director Chuck Russell, was designed to over perform in all areas and incorporate performance, reliability and quality into a great compact package. Since the Cruze was designed not only for domestic, but for global markets as well, GM insists that handling and ride quality were enhanced and that the Cruze will set new standards for today’s compact car.
You can see that GM is targeting the Honda Civic head on with the Cruze, as it compares both cars while running a closed coursed slalom. The new Cruze exhibits less body roll than the Civic and does handle the course impressively. The key now is to see if the reliability of the Cruze is as impressive as the handling. GM seems to think so, but only time will tell.