Fuel economy for the 2016 Chevy Cruze
There is a lot to be excited about with the 2016 Chevy Cruze coming to Don Wheaton. It has a radical new exterior design that is sleeker and more athletic looking. It is also filled with the latest technology that an automobile could possibly have. However, the big story remains the incredible boost in performance and fuel economy for the 2016 Chevy Cruze. To accomplish this, engineers from Chevrolet have introduced a new member of the Ecotec family of engines. The all-new Ecotec 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine, featuring turbocharging, uses several modular components that allow it to be useful across the several global markets.
In Canada, the version of the Ecotec 1.4-liter engine that is used in the new 2016 Cruze has direct fuel injection. This technology allows the fuel economy for the 2016 Chevy Cruze to achieve scores of 5.9 L/100 km on the highway. The new engine also has a start/stop function that will actually turn the engine off while in slow-moving light-to-light traffic, preventing unneeded fuel from being used at all. From a performance standpoint, the 2016 Cruze can produce up to 153 horsepower. This is a very significant increase over the previous model-year and allows the 2016 Cruze to better compete within a very hotly contested class of the automotive industry.
“The new Ecotec family is a globally designed and manufactured engine designed to offer class-leading performance, efficiency and refinement in a wide variety of applications around the world,” Dan Nicholson, vice-president, GM Global Powertrain said in a Chevrolet Canada press release. “Each variant is designed for a specific application or local market, but all share design, performance and refinement traits that make the new architecture one of the most adaptable in the industry.”
Another important component in the improvement of the fuel economy for the 2016 Chevy Cruze, is the compact sedan’s new transmission. Sending power from the new Ecotec engine to the front wheels is a new Hyrdamatic 6T35 six-speed automatic transmission. This gear-changer is lighter and smaller than the previously used transmission in preceding version of the Chevy Cruze.
If you would like to learn more about the capabilities and fuel economy for the 2016 Chevy Cruze, make an appointment with a Don Wheaton sales professional today.