Chevrolet Cruze Scoops Best Small Saloon Car At Middle East Motor Awards 2010
UAE, Middle East – The Chevrolet Cruze drove away with the award for Best Small Saloon Car today at the Middle East Motor Awards 2010, which was run in parallel with the 10th International Auto Show in Sharjah.
From a line-up of nine, the Cruze was selected by a well respected and experienced panel of judges as the leader of it class.
Speaking at the event, Mahmoud Samara, regional sales manager for UAE, Qatar & Oman said: “At Chevrolet, formed in 1911, our ties to the Middle East are strong and established – stretching back more than eight decades – so, it’s an honour to be here today to receive the coveted Best Small Saloon Car Middle East Motor Award for the Chevrolet Cruze.”
“We’re extremely proud of the Cruze and to have it recognized by this distinguished jury panel further increases its credibility in the region. We hope that many more of you will have chance to enjoy the driving experience that the Chevrolet Cruze offers.”
Elsewhere in the awards, Chevrolet received shortlisted nominations for the Tahoe as Best SUV, Tahoe Hybrid as Best SUV Hybrid, and the Camaro SS for Best Sports Car.
“I’d like to extend our thanks to the International Automobile Show and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce for helping make this ceremony a memorable one. We look forward to being involved in future events.” Samara added.
The Cruze's interior is available in two trim levels in the Middle East and carries a new level of detailed execution, spaciousness and appointments that stand above any other competitor in the segment.
The Cruze features a 1.8-litre, DOHC 4-cylinder gasoline engine delivering 140 hp with transmission choices that include a five-speed manual gearbox and an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission, offering a smoother ride and greater fuel efficiency than any of its peers.