Chevrolet previewed the Malibu and Cruze RS hatchback Blue Line concepts ahead of their Nov. 1 public debut at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Blending equal parts style, performance and function, they demonstrate the lifestyle and personalization possibilities of the brand’s latest vehicles — all with sophisticated aesthetics. Both of the concept vehicles feature Genesis White exteriors accented with blue-tinted windows and 18-inch concept wheels painted slate blue metallic.
The Malibu Blue Line concept combines design accents with performance parts, for a more athletic stance and sporty look. In addition to the slate blue metallic 18-inch concept wheels, Chevrolet Accessories include ground effects kit with a rear diffuser, black grille insert, rear spoiler and illuminated doorsills.
The new suspension lowering kit includes springs that lower the ride height 0.4 inch (10 mm) for a sportier stance and more responsive handling. It is designed for models equipped with the available 2.0L turbocharged engine, which is rated 250 horsepower and matched with an all-new, available nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Cruze RS Hatch Blue Line concept is based on the 2017 Cruze RS hatchback. It also features a Genesis White exterior, blue-tinted windows, 18-inch slate blue metallic concept wheels.
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.
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.