December 5, 2014: Chevrolet Cruze, which recently got a facelift in India, is being offered with year-end benefits upto INR 60,000. Though the new model is mechanically identical to the predecessor, but carries some minor changes inside-out. Some minor tweaks on the front bumper, new front-grille and the chrome detailing around the fog lamps, are some the prominent exterior changes.
General Motors brings an upgraded version of one of its most powerful D-segmented car, Chevrolet Cruze. The all-new 2014 model has received a few updates to its exteriors as well as few added features gives an edge to this model. Since it has received minor changes, there are no changes done to the mechanical specs of the car, but all added elements pitch this car strongly in the Indian market. Indian market is flooding with new car launches and many facelifts are being lined up, considering the uprising competition, Chevrolet also brings its contender in the form of new 2014 Cruze. The model gets more aggressive when it comes to its looks, and perhaps adores a more muscular and bolder appeal to it. The new Cruze has been bestowed with a newly hexagonal slated grille replacing the honey comb one. The sides receive new 10- spoke alloy wheels and new chrome door handles with indicators on ORVMs. Its other distinct design features includes a concave shoulder line and a "wheels-out/body-in" feature makes it an eye catching machine. Chevrolet Cruze includes plush interiors with a twin cockpit design that was first introduced in the iconic Chevrolet Corvette sports car. To upgrade the safety aspects, the vehicle has also got new front and side airbags. Chevrolet Cruze is the first vehicle by General Motors that produced at a revamped Delta 2 platform, an architecture which is used for all small cars of General Motors around the globe.
General Motors has set Chevrolet Cruze price highly competitive for this segment, and the upgraded version of the same has been priced at Rs. 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The facelift model certainly has potential to be competitive enough against the established players of this segment like Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Jetta.
There are several distinguishable features in Cruze that certainly makes this car unique.
1) Quick Thinking LAN Bus - 500kbps a Microprocessor Chip-Set which connects to the Engine and Whole vehicle with fast performance and with a Safety Actions.
2) Cruise Control - Controls the speed which can be set and maintain the speed inconstant way and even no need to keep your leg on the accelerator.
3) Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS) - Key-less entry with Key-less Start without any key just keeping the remote control with maintaining 1M, With a simple touch on Door handle and opens center locking, A small button appears on the left-side of the steering which Start/Stop the engine without any key a simple touch makes it more convenient to the people.
4) Emergency Exit - In the case ofsudden lockup of the doors there is an emergency exit behind the rear seat which can be opened after folding the rear seat.
The new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze sports newly styled dual port front grille with stunning looking dual bezel headlamps, which has made this model more aggressive than before. It is a dynamic styling sedan model that comes with stylish front and a strong bonnet with chrome finish belt line that gives it muscular and aggressive front look. The side profile gets more enhanced with new chrome door handles and to add to the beauty, there are new 10-spoke alloy wheels fitted under nicely carved wheel arches. Other exterior feature that makes Chevrolet Cruze appearance more stylish includes Body Colored Bumpers, Front Fog Lamps, Body Colored Door Handles, Body Colored outside Rear View Mirror with turn indicators and Stylish Rear Combination Lamps.
Chevrolet Cruze is a five seater luxurious mid-sized sedan model. The exterior dimensions of Chevrolet Cruze are - its length is 4,597mm, width without mirrors 1,788mm, height without roof rails 1,477mm and the wheelbase is 2,685mm with the minimum turning radius of 5.45 meters.
Editor's take : The Cruze has a very modern interior design, with a lot of features like keyless entry, button start and stop, flowing centre console that makes the inside look like a cockpit. The space is a bit cramped, especially the rear and so is ingress and egress.
The interiors of the Chevrolet Cruze appear very attractive with dual tone beige dashboard and leather covered upholstery. Its stylish dashboard that is packed with lots of advanced instruments and beige upholstery makes it interior more stylish. Others features that makes the interior of Chevrolet Cruze stylish are - Leather Steering Wheel, Leather Gear Knob, Leather Seats, Aluminium-effect trim inserts on doors & centre console, Aluminium-effect trim inserts on steering wheel and Aluminium-effect instrument trim rings. The all-new Cruze gets more elegant interiors with Corvette inspired dual cockpit design, and has been made highly ergonomic.
Major difference between the facelift and on-going model is the excess of two airbags, side blinkers on ORVMs and refreshed front profile. Inside the cabin, one can find HVAC control, large infotainment display, Triple Pod Instrument Cluster with Icy Blue Illumination. Adding more to its luxurious package, the car also comes with leather upholstery that includes wrapping on gear knob and steering wheel.
Chevrolet Cruze is a spacious and much luxurious sedan model which packed with lots of advanced and luxurious features that offers higher level of comfort and work as a stress buster. Comfort and convenience features that are available with Chevrolet Cruze are Climate Control AC, Advanced Audio System, Height Adjustable Comfortable Driver and Front Passenger Seat, 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats, Rear Seat Centre Armrest, Pocket Front Seat Back, Tilt-able and Adjustable Telescopic Power Steering, Windshield Tinted Shaded Upper, Tinted Glass, Electrically Operated Front and Rear Windows with one touch down facility for driver side, Rear Parking Distance Sensors, Trip Computer, Additional Power Socket, Cigarette Lighter, Ashtray Front, Electro-Chromatic Rear View Mirror, Automatic Lighting Control, Cruise Control, Rain Sensitive Windscreen Wipers, Sun visors with Passenger Side Vanity Mirror, Sunglass Holder, Digital Clock, Front and Rear Cup Holders, Center Armrest with Storage and Illuminated Glove box.
Chevrolet Cruze is an ultra spacious mid sized sedan model which has the seating capacity of fives passengers. It offers generous headroom of 999mm (Front) and 963mm (Rear) with the legroom of 1074mm (Front) and 917mm (Rear) with the shoulder room of 1391mm (Front) and 1370mm (Rear) that is sufficient even for a six feet tall person.
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Editor's take : The acceleration of the Cruze is good, and the upgraded power and increased number of gears has further enhanced the power. The 6-speed manual has well spread-out ratios.
Chevrolet Cruze has been launched with three variants, which are packed with powerful diesel engine option that delivers a higher level of performance and offers excellent acceleration. Both variants of Chevrolet Cruze are powered by a 2.0L, 1998cc, 4-Cylinder, In-line Advanced VCDi (Variable Geometry Turbo Common Rail Direct Injection) diesel engine of next generation with 6-Speed manual transmission gearbox that offers high engine performance and it can produce maximum power of 163.7bhp at 3800rpm with maximum torque of 380Nm at 2000rpm. The top variant is also available with automatic transmission gearbox. This higher level of power and torque results excellent acceleration so that Chevrolet Cruze can cross 100kmph mark in just 9.7 seconds and can achieve the top speed mark of 184kmph.
Editor's take : The performance of an engine is good, and this is the reason why Chevrolet calls it the Diesel Rocket. The 163bhp of power is sufficient, though we will recommend the manual over the automatic.
As we already mentioned earlier, Chevrolet Cruze has been launched in Indian market with three variants that are powered by the high capacity diesel engine, which is capable to deliver higher level of engine performance.All three variants of Chevrolet Cruze have been launched with 2.0L, 1998cc, 4-Cylinder, In-line Advanced VCDi (Variable Geometry Turbo Common Rail Direct Injection) diesel engine with 6-Speed manual and automatic transmission gearbox that offers high engine performance and it can produce maximum power of 163.7bhp at 3800rpm with maximum torque of 380Nm at 2000rpm. This diesel engine delivers higher level of performance and acceleration with better fuel efficiency.
Editor's take : The Cruze being a diesel has good fuel economy despite a powerful engine. This adds on to the advantage of the vehicle.
As we already discussed, the new 2014 Cruze has received no mechanical changes and houses the same 2.0L, 1991cc, 4-Cylinder In-line VCDi diesel engine with 6-speed manual and a 6- speed automatic transmission gearbox. This Advanced VCDi (Variable Geometry Turbo Common Rail Direct Injection) diesel engine delivers excellent power and acceleration with excellent fuel efficiency. This engine offers mileage around 14kmpl in urban traffic while on the highway it gives 17.3kmpl mileage with the manual transmission. On the other hand, the AT variant returns a mileage of 14.5 kmpl on highways and 12kmpl in city traffic.
Editor's take : The 163 horses produced by the Cruze makes it one of the most powerful sedans in its segment, either petrol or diesel.
All three variants of Chevrolet Cruze are powered by the 2.0L VCDi diesel engine that delivers excellent engine performance with excellent fuel efficiency. Both of these diesel variants of Chevrolet Cruze are equipped with a 2.0L, 1998cc, 4-Cylinder, In-line VCDi diesel engine with 6-Speed manual transmission gearbox that offers high engine performance and it can produce maximum power of 163.7bhp at 3800rpm with maximum torque of 380Nm at 2000rpm . That results excellent acceleration.
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Editor's take : The Cruze gets an integrated music system, with controls on the steering, push start button, keyless entry. Electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
Chevrolet Cruze is packed with advanced integrated audio system RDS Radio / CD player with MP3 CD capability with Six CD Changer audio system with six integrated speakers that offer high class entertainment. Its advanced audio system will be available with MP3 Auxiliary Input Jack and with USB Socket to connect devices like pen drive, mobile phones etc. The audio controls are mounted on steering wheel to make them easily accessible. Chevrolet Cruze will be packed with a powerful climate control dual air conditioning system with heater that offers the convenient atmosphere that passengers required. Other accessories include rear accessory power socket, sunglass holder, trunk illumination, Bluetooth music streaming, rain sensitive wiper system and many others.
Editor's take : The handling of the Cruze is good and alacrity of the chassis isn’t as good as the European competition, but it does the job of sticking to the ground.
The front and Rear wheels of Chevrolet Cruze are packed with large ventilated disc brakes. Its larger diameter disc brakes de-accelerate the car quickly. ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) resists car to skid in case of emergency braking. The suspension system comprises of McPherson Strut with linear cylindrical coil spring and tubular stabilizer bar system at front, and rear gets a compound crank type with non-linear and mini-block coil spring. Such advanced suspension system makes the ride more comfortable and smooth.
Editor's take : The safety features on the Cruze include airbags, ABS and even EBD. There is also a provision to attach child’s seat.
The new Cruze gets additional front and side airbags. Apart from this, Chevrolet Cruze is packed with lots of advanced active and passive safety features for both driver and pedestrians. The active safety features that will be available with Chevrolet Cruze includes Dual Front Airbags that offers safety in case of collision, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) that enables the driver to maneuver the vehicle even during emergency braking, Front Ventilated Disc Brakes that de-accelerate the vehicle instantly, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control. The other passive safety features that will be available withChevrolet Cruze are Side Impact Beams, Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts, Front Seatbelts with Pretensioner, 3x3 Point Rear Seatbelts, Warning Lamp for Driver Seatbelt, Front Seatbelt Reminder, Height Adjustable Headrest with Tilting Function, Knee Protector, ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System (2nd row outer rear), Child Locks and Central Locking.
As for the wheels, Chevrolet Cruze is available with both 16 inch alloy wheels. Chevrolet Cruze will be packed with puncture resistant radial tube less tyres that allows stress free comfortable off-road driving experience. The 16 inch 10 spoke Alloy wheels are equipped tyre-size of 205/60 R16.
1. Striking exterior appearance is a big plus.
2. It is equipped with several impressive convenience aspects.
3. Engine performance is good with decent acceleration and pick up.
4. Available in both manual and automatic transmission gearbox.
5. Level of safety standards are at par with other sedans.
1. Fuel efficiency is disappointing.
2. Cost of ownership is slightly higher than its competitors.
3. Navigation system can be added.
4. Engine harshness and sound can be reduced.
5. Low ground clearance makes it difficult on uneven roads.
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Chevrolet Cruze crossed the two millionth sales mark just 16 months ago. Now the American automobile major has crossed yet another milestone by touching the three million sales mark for thier global model. Launched in 2008 globally, Chevrolet's best-selling saloon is built in 11 different manufacturing facilities across the globe and retailed in 100+ countries.
Chevrolet revealed the interiors of the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, the sedan will go on sale in China later this year. Chevrolet showcased the new Cruze at the Beijing Motor Show couple of months ago, while the interiors were under-the-wraps up until now. The sedan gets an all-new body along with all-new interiors and is based on the Tru-140S concept, the company showcased at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show.
GM unveiled the new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze ahead of 2014 New York Motor Show starting this Friday- April 18. It looks like the Cruze that leaked in the China is purely for the Chinese market, it surely looses the true American muscle car essence which we all love about the current Cruze. Well its all good that ends good, we will be getting this updated Cruze in the falls of 2014. The new car offers host of new features and it retains the beefy bolder looks of the Cruze. The new Cruze will compete against the likes of Skoda Octavia, new Toyota Corolla Altis, Renault Fluence and Hyundai Elantra.
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