Among the new features and options Chevrolet will introduce for the Cruze at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will be a new lower-power variant of its 1.7L diesel engine. The new 110 hp (81 kW) variant has the smallest carbon footprint—99 g of CO2 per km—of all engines offered on the Cruze.
The new engine joins the 1.7L (130 hp/ 96kW) and 2.0L (163 hp/120 kW) diesel units in the Cruze line-up. Starting this autumn, a choice of four gasoline engines will also be available on all body styles of the Cruze—a naturally aspirated 1.4L (100 hp/75 kW); a 1.4L turbo (140 hp/103 kW); a 1.6L (124 hp/91 kW); and a 1.8L (141 hp/104 kW) engine.
In the US, the 2014 Cruze Diesel is only available with a 2.0L engine.
With the new model year, the Cruze also will be available with two different MyLink radios, both capable of seamlessly integrating smartphone content. In addition to the existing Chevrolet MyLink connected radio, a new MyLink system with an icon-based display menu will be offered on higher trims.
Also on higher trims of the Cruze family, Chevrolet is introducing Side Bind Zone Alert, a safety feature spots approaching vehicles in the side blind zone by means of radar. In potentially hazardous situations, the driver is alerted through an amber display that lights up in the left or right side mirror. The display will flash if the driver attempts to activate a turn signal while an object is present in the side blind zone. The outside rearview mirrors will sport integrated LED turn signals.