The Chevrolet Cruze which was lauded for its 150 PS mill when launched in India gets a newer heart in the guise of the new 2.0 L diesel engine (FAM Z series) that makes 166PS at 3,800 rpm and peak torque of 380 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The new mill propels the Cruze from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 9 seconds.
“The Cruze is all about value, refinement and power-packed performance combined with an array of unique features,” said Lowell Paddock, President & Managing Director, General Motors India. “When you add it all up, it offers everything any discerning Indian car buyer could want in a sedan at a price point that represents uncontestable value for money. As a result, we expect the new Cruze to be a hit.”
The new engine boasts a new cylinder head port design that provides increased air flow and variable swirl control by incorporating Cobra-shape intake ports. This further improves performance and cuts emissions says GM India.
The Chevrolet Cruze also gets a new F-40 six-speed manual transmission that features a cable shift mechanism with hydraulic clutch operation. Its three-shaft design has gear ratios that are optimized to suit Indian driving preferences and conditions, says GM India.
PEPS – Passive Entry Passive Start with Push button start/stop, which is essentially keyless-go is now standard in all variants. Six-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a power express driver up/down window with pinch protect, clutch footrest and premium speakers are the additions.
Delhi ex showroom prices of the New Chevrolet Cruze
LT MT BS4 (Fam Z) Rs. 13,85,495
LTZ MT BS4 (Fam Z) Rs. 14,77,495
LTZ AT BS4 (Fam Z) Rs. 15,67,495
Delhi ex showroom prices of Chevrolet Cruze with the older engine
LT MT BS4 Rs. 12,84,376
LTZ MT BS4 Rs. 14,47,373
LTZ AT BS4 Rs. 15,35,129
Chennai Ex-showroom prices
Cruze – 2.0 LT MT BS4 (Fam Z) Rs.14,08,966
Cruze – 2.0 LTZ MT BS4 (Fam Z) Rs.15,02,609
Cruze – 2.0 LTZ AT BS4 (Fam Z) Rs.15,94,198
Cruze – 2.0 LT MT BS4 Rs.13,06,050
Cruze – 2.0 LTZ MT BS4 Rs.14,71,951
Cruze – 2.0 LTZ AT BS4 Rs. 15,61,257