Along with the already announced Chevrolet Malibu Blue Line, the US manufacturer is introducing at this year SEMA Las Vegas the Cruze RS Hatch Blue Line. The concept car is based on the 2017 Cruze RS hatchback.
It features a Genesis White exterior, blue-tinted windows, 18-inch slate blue metallic concept wheels and the following Chevrolet Accessories: chrome grille insert (available now), suspension lowering kit (available now), performance brake package (available by the end of 2016), performance air intake system (available mid-2017), erformance exhaust system (available mid-2017).
Chevrolet’s new performance brake kit is offered for Cruze sedan and hatchback models originally equipped with available 16 inch or larger wheels. It features larger, 11.8 inch-diameter (300 mm) front Duralife vented and slotted rotors and new calipers versus the stock 10.9 inch (276 mm) rotors.
The suspension kit includes springs to reduce ride height by 0.4 inch (10 mm) and a larger-diameter front stabilizer bar that contributes to more responsive handling.
The concept’s black interior features custom satin graphite accents on the instrument panel, shift knob and door inserts, while the sport pedal kit, illuminated doorsills and an interior trim kit are Chevrolet Accessories.
Under the hood, the Cruze RS Hatchback’s standard 1.4L Turbo engine – rated at 153 horsepower – is accessorized with Chevrolet Performance’s air intake kit and performance exhaust system.
The intake kit includes a high-flow air filter and a secondary inlet duct to decrease air restriction, while the performance exhaust is a high-flow system that reduces backpressure for optimal engine breathing and performance. The intake kit includes a calibration (dealer-installed) exhaust system that is 50-state emissions-compliant.