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09/11/2010 Update:

Following some quality issues with the production of the Chevrolet Cruze RS in October, the ‘sporty’ model has finally began production in the United States this week.

The U.S. spec Cruze RS has no additional power, just a sporty body kit. Speaking to CarAdvice, Holden’s Director of External Communications, Emily Perry, said it’s still too early to say if a Holden Cruze RS would be available in Australia next year.

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Following on from news earlier today that Chevrolet will unveil a greener version of its Cruze model, dubbed Cruze Eco, at this week’s New York Motor Show, comes word that a sporty RS appearance package will also be offered when the car is debuted in the US in a few months time.

The Cruze RS package will add unique front and rear fascias, side skirts, front fog lamps, ‘RS’ badging and a rear spoiler to LT and LTZ trim level sedans, but does not include any mechanical or performance upgrades.

Although interior pictures have not yet been released, Chevrolet say the cabin will add chrome accent rings to the instrument panel surrounds, which are currently painted silver.

Pricing for the Chevrolet Cruze RS is expected to be announced with the rest of the Cruze model range at its official launch later this week at the New York Motor Show.

Holden currently have no plans to introduce such an option on its locally available Cruze CD or Cruze CDX models.




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