So Chevrolet made a big surprise at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, but what exactly was the surprise ? The 2016 Beijing Motor Show was mainly dominated with new SUVs and various electric cars, but Chevrolet went against the tide and brought something that is not SUV or electric cars, Chevrolet brought their model called Chevrolet Cruze. So what’s so special about this car anyway, I mean we all have seen the model before right ? While that’s true that Chevrolet brought their Chevrolet Cruze, but it was not just Chevrolet Cruze, It was Tron: Legacy Chevrolet Cruze.
The Tron Inspired Chevrolet Cruze or as people call it Chevrolet Cruze Tron Legacy Edition, is the result of a collaboration between Chevrolet and Disney. I am pretty sure you are now wondering why on earth did Chevrolet suddenly brought a Tron-inspired car to the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, I mean Tron: Legacy was released in 2011. So as it turned out, Chevrolet Cruze Tron Legacy Edition is there because recently Disney has built their new theme park, Shanghai Disney Resort which will be open for public in June. Chevrolet Cruze Tron Legacy Edition serves as a grand tribute to Disney and Sci-Fi genre.
In term of structure there is no significant change over the normal version, but in term of body paint, this Cruze has some insane paint work. Trying to stay true to Tron characteristic, the body paints uses a lot of metallic blue and black finish which will make this Cruze looks like it comes straight out of the movie. The use of metallic blue and black finish can also be found used in some spots like the grille, bumpers, and even the roof. To make it even more similar to how Tron looks, the headlights are also modified so it can illuminate a metallic blue glow just like in the movie. Unfortunately, the wheels don’t get the same treatments, they use the normal wheels.
It would be weird to have a full Tron looks on the outside, without going all Tron on the inside too. So of course as you might expect, the interior also uses to main colors, metallic blue, and black. All part of the cabin is especially noticeable because it is fully covered up in these two colors. Although most of the cabin uses the same black and metallic blue color, there are however a lot off of unique and interesting touches like glossy black trim or ice blue lighting here and there make the interior feels unique, cool, and of course, it feels like riding Tron Car.
Even though Chevrolet did not exactly announce the specifications of Chevrolet Cruze Tron Legacy Edition, but it is most likely that they are going to use either 1.5-liter 4 cylinder engine or a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. With the 1.5-liter, it can produce around 112 horsepower while the latter will produce 147 horsepower. But considering the fact that this car is there simply to be a commemorative piece for Disney’s new theme park, I doubt people are going to care that much about the engine. After all, this car selling point is its looks.