Since its launch in South America last August, the refreshed Chevrolet Cruze has been offered exclusively in the range-topping Premier trim level, standing out as the first car in the region equipped with on-board Wi-Fi. Now, General Motors has just completed the 2020 Chevrolet Cruze lineup with the introduction of the LT variant, which is just beginning to arrive in Brazil and Argentina this month.
This new entry-level version of the Chevrolet Cruze will once again be the volume seller in the South American compact-car segment, whose absence had been affecting sales of the model in recent months. As such, the new Cruze LT caters to customers looking for a modern and technologically up-to-date model, but at a more affordable price range.
Like the Premier, the 2020 Chevrolet Cruze LT has a fresh new look that incorporates the brand’s latest design language, sporting the same grille, bumper and daytime running lights. However, the LT looks more subtle due to the use of simpler incandescent headlights, as well as the absence of chrome trim on the grille and door frames. In addition, the 17-inch alloy wheels have a sporty design that enhances the car’s appearance.
Inside, the new entry-level Cruze receives a dark color scheme for the dashboard and the door panels, spruced up with some bright trim, along with black cloth seats. As in the Premier, the Cruze LT includes a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows connecting up to seven devices, in addition to Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system presented on a seven-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are also included.
The new 2020 Chevrolet Cruze LT is now available in Brazil and Argentina in both sedan and hatchback body styles. It will continue to offer the turbocharged 1.4-liter LE2 inline-four engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, generating 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain provides a good balance between performance and fuel efficiency –the best balance, according to the automaker.
For the South American market, the Chevrolet Cruze and its engine are manufactured at the GM Rosario plant in Argentina. The 2020 edition of the Cruze LT is offered in a wide selection of paint colors, including Summit White, Abalone White, Switchblade Silver, Satin Steel, Black Meet Kettle and Edible Berries, in addition to two new metallic hues, Cappuccino Brown and Eclipse Blue.