General Motors India has launched the All New Chevrolet Cruze, with tweaked exterior styling, and some new features on the inside.
The Cruze now has a dual-port front grille with the gold bow-tie Chevy logo, new front and rear Bumpers, new alloys wheels, new fog lamps with generous usage of chrome all around.
The new Cruze comes with a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a dead pedal, Bluetooth music streaming with premium speakers. The cabin has a classy ice-blue lighting, and the interiors are finished in jet black leather. The centre console features a graphic infotainment display, radio and HVAC controls. The three spoke steering has a thicker rim design for better maneuverability. Other features include push button start, Steering wheel-mounted cruise control, rain-sensing wipers and an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror.
On the safety front, the new Cruze has dual front airbags and two side airbags, reinforced pillars with tubular bars and front and rear crumple zones to absorb the impact energy in a collision, anti-lock braking system(ABS) and a system called Passive Entry Passive Start(PEPS) which automatically controls the central locking system, anti-theft alarm and ignition. The hood is designed to protect pedestrians in-case of an impact and also has a child seat provision.
The powertrain remains the same. It has a 2.0 Litre VCDi engine, with a variable geometry turbo-charged common rail diesel ignition (CRDI) system making a best-in-class power of 166 PS, 380 Nm of torque, which is mated to a 6 speed manual or a six speed automatic gearbox with seamless gear changes which provide superior acceleration and instant torque delivery which makes overtaking seem effortless. The Cruze has a gas-charged McPherson strut type front suspension, U-shaped rear suspension with torsion beams and gas-charged shock absorber which translates into a smooth and comfortable ride, a hydraulic power rack-and-pinion power steering and disc brakes on all four corners.
Prices for the all new Chevrolet Cruze:
Chevrolet Cruze LT (MT) – 13,75,580/-
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (MT) – 15,25,573/-
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (AT) – 16,15,933/-