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Part of the reason I bought the RS package was the much smaller lower grill openings. Standard cruze I could fit my hand all the way to the radiator, RS package only my pinky finger can fit through the grill opening.A common issue with the non-ECO A/C systems is rock damage.
Sure the ECO with grill shutters will protect when the shutters are closed, but when open it can get damaged just as easily as most cruze models. I suspect when the AC is on the grill shutters are open all the time(similar to how the electric fan runs).