Paris, France – General Motors has unveiled the all-new Chevrolet Cruze at a special premiere event prior to the start of the Paris Motor Show. The event was attended by 350 journalists from around the world, who also saw the reveal of the Chevrolet Orlando show car, and the European premieres of the Chevrolet Volt and Camaro.

The Chevrolet Cruze, which will replace the Cobalt, will be offered in global markets and be produced regionally. It will be built in Lordstown, Ohio for North American sales.

“Tight panel-fits and shut lines, a restrained use of exterior trim, a dual bezel design on the headlamps, an integrated rear spoiler – everywhere your eye settles, there are fine details that add to that sense of substance and value,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice-president of global design.

Sales of the Cruze will start in Europe in March 2009, followed by other global regions.

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