Ever since it made its appearance, the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze SS has been at the forefront of the company’s lineup, and the pending 2018 model should be no exception. With a modest array of upgrades over the previous versions, we cannot say that the developers are trying to fix something that was not broken to begin with. Still, it will be interesting to see what we have managed to gather thus far.
The release date is most likely by the end of 2017, although given the amount of time and the busy schedule, it is unclear if this plan will be realized as such.
The price tag is also a head-scratcher. The earlier models would go for roughly $45,000 and more, so this one should be no exception. Naturally, additional equipment and other costs are not included.
The honeycomb mesh under the grille is also different, with more chrome and a larger frame. The signature sign is the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze badge that should be on several locations, including the bumper.
The LED headlamps do not look that much different, so any changes must have been minimal. Either way, the 19-inch aluminum wheels are a nice touch, and the overall sporty vibe is a welcome addition.
The inside of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze SS is still veiled in mystery. Having said that, earlier models have been graced with an attractive interior complete with a nice, soft dashboard with a selection of chrome details.
Since the Chevrolet Cruse SS model we are talking about has 2018 in its name, it stands to reason we will not be able to tell you much about its drivetrain. Then again, earlier models give us plenty of data to work with, unless the developers decide on something radically different.
We are most likely looking at a naturally aspirated V8 unit, 6.2 L or more and with an excess of 420 hp and lb-ft of torque – all this matted to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic, which has been the norm for a very long time now.
It should be able to hit 60 mph in roughly 4 seconds. As for the EPA ratings, these are still far too removed, but this is not going to be a fuel-efficient vehicle in the slightest. Anything over 20 miles on a single gallon would be incredible. Still, a car that can reach 165 mph is not going to skimp on fuel, is it?