Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Chevrolet Pushing Innovation with Cruze

It's great to see Chevy's innovation doesn't stop at the Volt.

The upcoming Chevy Cruze Eco will be equipped with first in class "Aero Shutters". During low speed driving (say stop and start city type stuff) the aero shutter is open. However, at higher speeds when cooling the turbocharged engine isn't as much of an issue, the shutter shuts, allowing air to more efficiently stream around the vehicle. (autoblog)

This is just one of the many innovations being implemented to achieve traditional hybrid mileage using GM's new 1.4 L VVT Turbo (138hp and 148lbs of torque).

The aero shutters are also expected to be used on the next round of GM full size trucks to maintain their best in class fuel economy.

Now how about some Cruze World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) time-lapse build action?

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