Chevy Cruze Midnight Edition To Debut In South America29
General Motors is about to introduce the 2022 Chevy Cruze lineup with some exciting news in South America, the only region in the world where Chevrolet‘s compact car is still manufactured and marketed. In addition to the long-awaited RS variant of the model – which was ultimately not released last year – it has just been revealed that the automaker is also preparing to debut an all-new Cruze Midnight Edition for South American countries.
The 2022 Chevy Cruze was recently captured without camouflage during an official photo shoot in Argentina, where a security camera recorded two very distinctive units of the seventh model year of the second-generation Cruze made at the GM Alvear plant in Argentina. Motor1 Argentina had access to spy videos that reveal the naked 2022 Cruze RS, but also a Cruze Midnight Edition that has not been announced by GM so far.
As such, we now know that the all-new Midnight Edition will be the second design-focused addition to the 2022 Chevy Cruze range in South America, a possibility GM Authority exclusively evoked last year from an official GM Brazil teaser. This same strategy has already been executed by the company with the Chevy Onix, launching a more aggressively styled RS version exclusive to the hatchback and a Midnight Edition specific to the sedan.
Aesthetically, the all-new 2022 Chevy Cruze Midnight Edition will stand out for adopting the “all black” design scheme characteristic of this special series of Chevrolet. This includes black as the only paint color, the grille and other trim in darkened chrome, as well as specific alloy wheels also in gloss black. The same goes for the Jet Black leather interior with a dark finish and metallic black air vents.
Like the sporty looking RS version, the upcoming 2022 Chevy Cruze Midnight Edition will also have no mechanical changes from the rest of the existing versions. The new variant will feature the familiar turbocharged 1.4L LE2 I-4 engine developing 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The yet-unreleased 2022 Chevy Cruze RS hatchback and Cruze Midnight Edition sedan are expected to launch simultaneously next week in Argentina, where the model managed to post its best annual sales performance during the challenging 2021 calendar year. Presentation of both versions in Brazil should also be imminent as it is the main volume market for the Cruze today.
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It looks good. Too bad the killed it off in America.
Too bad people stopped buying it.
Too bad GM realized they make more money on a small CUV (Trax, Trailblazer)
Yup when production stopped inventory was depleted in less than 6 months, and gas was inly 1.60$ a gallon..next year when gas is 4.50/gallon people would pay 40k for one.
Stop the bull. GM went from three shifts to one before the stopped production for months to get inventories down as they had a large supply of these before they finally decided to close the plant.
The dealers discounted these to unload them as they were not moving.
The first Gen sold wel, the second gen Cruze just never sold well at all.
I live near the plant and had a front row seat to Al, that went on.
Perky BS will not pass here.
Cr8. Complete BS. I worked at the plant. At the time you could lease a full size Silverado for $1 more a month than a Cruze. SAME TERMS. I still have the vindy add.
GM DID NOT want to sell this car. They wanted the plant closed to eliminate jobs so they can rehire at lower wages.
I was at a meeting with the Lordstown plant manager and was told GM had over optioned the Cruze which made it overpriced in its class. Fact.
During the bankruptcy in about 2009 Lordstown was the plant that saved GM. We were working around the clock to make small cars because as Waggoner said. “ people are making a permanent shift from truck to small cars.” Look it up.
The thanks was a slow death to the plant and it’s employees.
Corporate greed at its worst.
So says your pro union view.
Cruze owners generally don’t cross shop Silverado’s.
It is true Lordstown was expensive to run. It was a large plant that was getting very old in an Area of Ohio that his almost toxic union as they killed the steel mills and now Lordstown and few companies will come back to the area.
You need to consider the high price of the Cruze was due to the labor. The competitors were mostly built over seas or in the south at non union plants or plants with young staffs with no legacy cost.
Well with hind sight being 20/20 Rick W was wrong as truck sales are still growing and small car sedans are still decaling even at companies like Toyota and Honda.
If you look around FCA and Ford in the same era have killed even more small cars as there is no money in them if build at expensive UAW plants and even marginal if built in Mexico.
People have migrated to small CUV model and right now there is money in them where they are built.
Look around the Mahoning Valley and just see what the Unions have done for you. The URW and steel workers nearly killed Akron too.
GM could have moved to import the Cruze from Korea but the PR would not have been good and even then sales were still declining on this segment.
You come here often with your UAW talking propaganda and it just never matches the reality. You call it greed but it is survival for a company.
GM has done much to mismanage a lot of things. They should forced the divisions long ago to work together vs competing with each other. They should have cut the number of models as they had too many of the same cars. They failed to manage often when they needed it the most.
But they also miss managed the contracts that put them at a major disadvantage to companies that built new plants here with no union or unions with no old workers. Yes many of them tried to hire no one under specific ages to save cost.
Anyways the Unions got greedy and contributed to the failure of all the automakers here. They were not fully responsible but they were not of any help.
You are in a global market now like it or not and you will need to work with GM and GM with you or both will die.
There is a reason that Intel is building in Licking County 2 new large chip plants with up to a total of 8 plants near Columbus vs the Youngstown area. The hostile Union environment and the poor Democratic officials have poverty ridden the area for going on near 50 years now.
Pull it up and look around it is a scary mess over there. It is worse than Detroit.
Spoken exactly like someone who has never worked on the line. Believe me, I am not a union flunky. The UAW screwed over thousands of people as they walked away from Lordstown and GMs contractual obligations. But there are pluses to union jobs. Not many people would choose a non union job over a union one.
The jobs that were lost at Lordstown in 2019 were not the jobs that people like you imagine. I’m sure you heard a story from 1970 and think that was the way it is. Not so. And much worse after the bankruptcy.
Here’s an example you can try for yourself.
Saturday morning pull your car in the garage.
Start at 6:00 am exactly.
Open the hood. Disconnect the battery cables. Unbolt the battery. Lift it up and put it on the ground. Pull down the hood insulation and put it on the ground.
Then put the battery and insulation back in and close the hood. That’s one.
Do it 400 times in 8 hours.
You get a two breaks and a lunch.
Do that for 30 years.
I have known many people with your view point. They are jealous of the money people made not considering that the hours are usually 50-60 or more a week. I have missed many of my kids activities and many other things.
Funny how many people lived near the plant but we’re to lazy to get a job there and will just complain.
Put your application at the new battery plant. You will get quite an education.
GM kill it because fell behind the competition using cheap materials, like they are using actually in the Malibu.
Eh I definitely DO NOT think it looks good. Most of GM’s sub 40k lineup looks TERRIBLE.
The Civic, Jetta, Corolla, Impreza, Elantra, shit even the new Kia Forte, all look better than the Cruze inside and out.
Our family bought three Cruze’s and they continue to perform well in all aspects of reliable, economical, enjoyable experience.
GM should have continued with the first generation and American made jobs.
We needed more than your family buying them and it may have stayed in production.
the car pictured i believe is not a Cruze , it looks more to me like the Onix.
As far as the Cruze is concerned , they were a very good and competitive small car .
There are tons of them still on the road. Our Family had 3 as well , all purchased new and still very much on the road today. My wife has a 2011 LTZ RS . It still looks like new and works great!!.
The second generation sedan was not as appealing to me , but the 5 door hatch was amazing.
The real issue with the Cruse was not so much the vehicle , but GMs attitude to produce small cars and their dealers who only want to sell pickups with big profits.
All of the small car producers today who are successfull mostly have no large trucks or SUVs in their lineup
so dealers learn how to sell small cars
Really the death of the cruse was more about GM loosing interest in small cars in this market and not about the vehicle itself.
We really like our first gen Cruze and will keep it for many years to come , we also have an Equinox AWD 2.0L and and Chevy Colarado 4 door , Z71
I have own a Cruze in USA since it drove off the lime of production. 1ST 2010 had awful anti-freeze smell entering into the cab will driving Making it difficult to drive because over powering tears & burning.. It was in service to many times..Traded losted money for a 2012 it was smelly also just tolerated.. Traded for 2014 I love this cruze except things I had to replace ant-freeze plastic holder. Oil is leaking on exhaust I need to replace TURBOCHARGER OIL FEED & RETURN LINE..Why??? There is Techinal Service Bulletin, I have been told there have been several Cruze in for this repair…There should have been a RECALL $$$
As said before I rather have the Monza/Cavalier with an Alpha based sedan for leftover car buyers. The Civic fighting Chevy days are over in America…
The CT4 is literally an alpha based sedan… Do you even know what your talking about?
Del Kia is better….🙃
Instead of trying to belittle anybody else’s opinion have a real debate with facts to back it up. No kidding the CT4 is on Alpha, I’d typed I like to have a Chevy sedan version of Alpha or at least a rwd car to take Malibu and Impala’s place since most of the market went to SUV/trucks.
why? Just buy a CT4. under cutting the CT4’s base price of 34K would be almost impossible to do in a RWD platform. And badge engineering is asinine.
CT4 is a compact luxury car, not a mainstreamer. A base Charger, even 300 can be had for less than that. Get that cheap Detroit thinking that RWD=expensive..
The LX/LD platform dates pack to 2005… The Alpha platform is substantially more modern in my opinion… You get what you pay for.
I am from Buenos Aires. The pictures are not for the cruze
Wish I could buy one in the states. Been buying chevys for 50 years, still have 3 sitting in the yard now. I think GM should bring some of the cars back and get rid of the person that runs it. They are killing the company . They should put someone that loves cars. Mike
Three in the yard.
Next to the single wide or double wide?
GM and American made cars are not up to engineering standards offered by Japanese and European made cars.The Chevy cruze was plagued with problems, that’s why those 2nd generation cars sat on those sales lots so long.
I bought a brand new 2014 Cruz with 6 speed manual. I have had nothing go wrong at all except this winter when the temperature went down to -35 C the check engine light came on. I had the codes read and they said to just ignore the light. It is a false reading. On another note. I know why sales when down with the last version. They were ugly, except for maybe the hatch back. Why does GM think they have to uglify new models? Maybe fire their dorky design engineers. I do understand that they make bigger profits with the big gas guzzlers, but that leaves me with out a good GM sedan. Too bad I have to go to Japan for my next manual transmission car.