24 March, 2014: Chevrolet has launched the facelift version of its saloon Cruze at Rs 13.70 lakh. The new updated version gets turn indicators on ORVMs, four airbags, newly designed front grill and front air dam. Cruze is made available in three variants as LT, LTZ and an automatic LTZ AT. The interiors of Cruze are also upgraded as it now features HVAC control, Large infotainment display, Icy Blue Illumination on the instrument cluster and New leather upholstery package that now covers steering wheel and gear knob as well. The engine specification remains same and the car continues to house 2.0-litre, 4 cylinder, VCDi diesel engine developing power of 162bhp and peak toque of 380Nm.
Under the hood, this trim is equipped with a 2.0-litre VCDi engine that can a displace 1998cc and it is cleverly mated to a six speed manual gear box. It can churn out 163.7bhp at 3800rpm along with 380Nm at 2000rpm. This trim comes with auto door unlock in case of any crash, an engine immobilizer with anti theft alarm, dual horn, under-body coating, height adjustable front seat belts, fog lamps, ABS and dual front airbags. Other aspects include an automatic air conditioning system, programmable smart screen that has driver information system and AC controls, music system with CD/MP3 player, radio and Aux-in/ USB port, multi-functional steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment, electronic trip computer, follow-me-home headlamps, defogger, illuminated vanity mirrors, sunglass holder, a 12V power socket and all four power windows with auto down function. The interiors are fitted with an illuminated glove box with cooling effect, instrument cluster with illumination control, front and rear reading lamps, three spoke steering wheel, and front center armrest with storage and a sliding lid....
Apart from all the features of LT trim, it gets leather upholstery for seats, steering wheel and gear shift knob, driver side window with express up and pinch guard safety, IRVM with auto dimming function, rain sensitive wipers, 6-way power adjustable driver seat and electrically foldable external mirrors with heating function. It also has side airbags, four channel rear parking assist, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity....
This variant has all the functions that are available in LTZ trim. However, its engine is mated with a six speed automatic transmission gearbox....
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 2013 Cruze has received no mechanical changes and houses the same 2.0L, 1991cc, 4-Cylinder In-line VCDi diesel engine with six speed manual and 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 highway it gives 17.3kmpl mileage.
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.
Both 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.
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 two variants which are packed by powerful diesel engine option that delivers 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.
The new 2013 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 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 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.
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. The comfortable features that will be 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 a 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.
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 two variants that are powered by the high capacity diesel engine, which is capable to deliver higher level of engine performance. Both variants of Chevrolet Cruze has 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 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 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.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
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 Alloy wheels are equipped tyre-size of 205/60 R16.
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 an 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.
Chevrolet Cruze Pros :
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.
Chevrolet Cruze Cons :
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.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|14.0||17.3||163.7bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|14.0||17.3||163.7bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.16||14.39||163.7bhp @ 3800rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
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