Let’s say we’re all Transformers robots for a minute. When you’re no in robot form, you’d want to transform into something pretty cool, like a jet plane or a big truck. That’s why the character Bumblebee from the Transformers film franchise morphs into a pre-production Chevy Camaro. Keen American fans are then put on to the Camaro Bumblebee special edition car, which looks just like the one in the movie.
But not everyone can afford a brand new Camaro, most people have a more limited budget and they can’t afford to play ‘Transformers’ every day on the way to work. But in China that has just changed with the release of the Chevrolet Cruze Bumblebee Edition. Sure, it’s not a Camaro and sure, there isn’t actually a Transformer in the movie that doubles as a Cruze but you can still pretend.
This special take on the popular small sedan has the yellow paint job with black accent stripes, as well as Autobot badging on the front guards and wheel caps. Inside, there are more Autobot logos scattered around and illuminated trick sill plates also feature. Sadly a big American V8 engine hasn’t been squeezed under the bonnet and the Bumblebee Cruze must make do with the standard China-spec 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor.
There is no word on the Bumblee Cruze coming to NZ in Holden form anytime soon. Seems unlikely at this stage.