It’s no secret that enthusiasts across America have been crying out for a sportier, punchier version of today’s Chevrolet Cruze. And wouldn’t you know it… there’s just the thing rolling out in China.
This limited edition Chevrolet Cruze Bumblebee Edition was built to commemorate the blockbuster Transformers movies, which is clearly evident with the unique graphics and Autobot badging all around the exterior, as well as the same striping scheme shared with the 2011 Camaro Bumblebee Edition sold here in America. But the kicker is of course a turbocharged 1.6L ECOTEC engine that provides 182-horsepower, which is 44 more horses than what we see in today’s range-topping 138-horsepower turbocharged 1.4L ECOTEC — which seems right on the money for the everyday consumer, but not nearly enough to grab the attention of the enthusiast niche. The vehicle is expected to launch in a matter of days.
Lose the tacky graphics. Give us the engine, perhaps in something looking like this. Pretty please, and thank you.