Chevrolet Cruze Coupe in the Works

Mark Reuss, GM North America President, hosted a live webchat to talk about GM North America, its plans and products, giving us some suggestions on the things we should expect from GM in the near future. One possible product that could be released in the next few years is a 2-door Cruze, possible to be marketed as Coupe, but details are still kept secret.

However, Reuss says that such a version is needed, especially for a successful model like Cruze.

"2 door Cruze is a nice idea, and it may show up in the global market. As we have 2 door Cobalts currently, NA would naturally look at a Cruze 2 door, but I believe our small car portfolio will be WAY beyond what it is now, so a 2 door something still is needed," Reuss said.

"GM will provide in a fast way, the products that the market demands---quickly and with high quality and safety as we do today. So, that includes the vehicles that have a great duty cycle for work, play, and commuting efficiently and safety with a lot of fun and style," he added when replying to another question.

Back in February, while announcing the third shift at the Lordstown facility, which currently builds the Cruze, Reuss emphasized that this particular model plays a key role in the brand's global strategy but, once again, he refused to provide details on what to expect from the future.

"The all-new Cruze will lead the way for Chevrolet in small-displacement, turbocharged Ecotec engines that are highly fuel efficient and fun to drive," he said in a statement. "Think “hybrid performance” – without a hybrid price tag. In fact, a high-efficiency variant of the Cruze is expected to deliver segment-leading fuel economy of up to 40 miles-per-gallon on the highway."


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