2011 Chevy Cruze Could be Priced Higher than its Japanese Rivals

As the world waits for GM’s newest small sedan the Chevy Cruze, now comes word that the pricing for the car could be higher than its main competitors.

When the 2011 Chevy Cruze is scheduled to arrive in early 2010 as a 2011 model in North America. But when the car finally hits our shores it may be priced higher than its main competition, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. According to Chevrolet’s General Manager Ed Peper, GM needs to make more money off its small cars than its Japanese rivals.

The Cruze will be offered in Europe the Spring of 2009 with either a 112 horsepower 1.6L, 140 horsepower 1.8L or 150 horsepower 2.0L diesel engine. A five-speed manual is standard, with GM’s first small car application of a six-speed auto transmission being optional.

Do you think GM’s newest small car is worth the extra price? GM is already having issues selling the Saturn Astra because its price is already too high.

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