2011 Chevrolet Cruze: GM Finally Designing Some Decent Wheels
April 29, 2011
GM does not have a good track record when it comes to wheel designs. It's been a pet peeve of mine for years. With all the design talent available to the General, you would think at least some of its cars would have some decent looking rims. But no, it's been one mediocre wheel after another.
Recently, the tide has started to turn. Cars like the Corvette, Camaro and CTS-V Series now have some proper wheel options. The improvements have even trickled down to the Cruze.
The set of 18s on our long-termer aren't going win any awards, but they do look better than most cars in its class. They're simple, have some dish to the lip and a non-chromed finish. It helps that they're wrapped by a meaty set of 215/45 tires. Nice job Chevrolet.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line