Chevrolet Cruze gets efficient Eco version and RS package in New York |

Chevrolet is carefully hyping up its upcoming Cruze sedan model, due to hit the market this fall. As you can imagine, the model won’t miss the upcoming New York Auto Show, and Chevy will also showcase a new, highly efficient variant, called Eco, and a special RS cosmetic package, at the convention.

The Eco version of the Cruze, as you could have guessed, will use an array of systems and technologies to improve the fuel average as much as possible. Due to the use of drag-reducing shutters on the lower grille, a deep front air dam and under-body panels, the turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec inline-four cylinder engine in the Eco Cruze will do a speculated 40 mpg highway, although the official EPA numbers have yet to be revealed. Either way, considering the great fuel numbers and the fact that the engine will still develop 138 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque, this special version is mighty impressive.

All of the trim lines for the Cruze, the LS, LT and LTZ, can be optioned with the special RS performance package (seen above), which sadly doesn’t offer any boost in power. Instead, you’ll be getting fog lamps (wow!), rocker panel extensions and a rear spoiler. On the inside, the RS pack will be adding special chrome trim and backlit instrument panels.

All in all, these new Cruze variants are bound to attract quite a few people at the Chevy stand in New York.

Source: GM

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