Chevrolet Cruze India
Chevrolet Cruze is a complete package with value for money, refinement, power-packed diesel engine and adorned with an array of unique features. Chevrolet Cruze has been launched with two variants packed by powerful diesel engine. Chevrolet Cruze has shaked the D-Segment with trembling the likes of Skoda Laura, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Sonata Transform & Honda Accord. At a very neat price point that will make it hard to resist and its inherent good looks makes it one of the sportiest looking sedans in its segment.
Chevrolet Cruze Engine
Chevrolet Cruze is powered by the 2.0L VCDi diesel engine that delivers excellent engine performance with excellent fuel efficiency. Both these diesel variants are equipped with a 2.0L, 1991cc, 4-Cylinder, In-line VCDi diesel engine with 5-Speed manual transmission gearbox which delivers a maximum power of 150bhp at 4000rpm with a maximum torque of 320Nm at 2000rpm.
Chevrolet Cruze Exteriors
Chevrolet Cruze exteriors appearance is very attractive with stylish and aggressive front grille and bonnet with chrome affected belt line. The Chevrolet Cruze comes with compact dimensions featuring bold styling cues, an arching roofline, sloping rear pillars that give it a lean profile and a neatly styled rear deck. At the front, the large, sweeping headlamp units wrap around the nose of the car, while other design themes include a concave shoulder line, Chevrolet’s now-trademark two-tier grille and restrained use of exterior trim, for an unfussy appearance. The ever lasting impression of this sedan is its bold exterior design that does more than just pleasing your eyes.
Chevrolet Cruze Interiors
The Cruze gets more posh and the glam quotient adds more appeal to already graceful sporty car. The Chevrolet Cruze has good interiors which is good enough for the new age car buyers. The Black-Beige dual tone combo looks good in cars with a more luxurious feel with rich materials and textures to boast of. The build quality and the quality of the materials used are top notch. The Chevrolet Cruze is an important product for GM India as this product is built keeping in mind GM India’s global quality specifications. It looks a segment above and you feel that your money has been spent well on this car.
Chevrolet Cruze Safety Features
The safety features in the Chevrolet Cruze include dual front airbags with SRS, electronic stability control, antilock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. Other features include side impact beams, front seatbelts that come with pretensioner and front seatbelts that are height adjustable. The car also comes equipped with warning lamp for seatbelt on driver’s side along with seatbelt reminder, headrest that is height adjustable, ISOFIX system for child seat restraint, central locking and child locks.
Chevrolet Cruze Colors
Chevrolet Cruze Ride and Handling
The Chevrolet Cruze is everything a compact car should be. The ride is smooth and quiet, even in the pounding rain conditions and bumpy roads the car drives smoothly. The large wheels and stiff suspension setup soaks up all the bumps, potholes and even a few speed breakers. The Chevrolet Cruze has independent McPherson struts up front and coil springs at the rear. The feedback is just right and not dead like some of the other cars from this segment. The lack of ESP would be a big factor for this powerful car while cornering and driving in a spirited manner.
Chevrolet Cruze Specifications
The 1991cc 4-cylinder diesel engine comes with VCDi system. The engine powers up to 148 bhp at 4000 rpm along with maximum torque of 327 Nm at 2600 rpm. The car is 4597 mm in length and it has a width of 1788 mm along with a height of 1477 mm. The car can seat 5 individuals and the suspension system includes McPherson Strut for the front while the rear has mini block coil spring. The boot space of the car is decent at 450 litres. The car has 5 manual gears and ground clearance of the car is 165 mm while its kerb weight is 1520 kgs. The fuel tank capacity of the car is 60 litres.
Chevrolet Cruze price
The Chevrolet Cruze price is between Rs 10.99 lakhs and Rs 13.06 lakhs.
Chevrolet Cruze Models
Chevrolet Cruze LT: It is the base variant of Chevrolet Cruze equipped with some standard features but it lacks the high end luxuries.
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ: It is the top end variant of Chevrolet Cruze that offers some standard features like Chrome finished Door Handles and Trunk Lid Garnish, Electric Sunroof, Leather Steering and Gear Knob, Leather Upholstery, In Dash 6 CD Changer and Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Power Folding and Heated ORVMs, Rear Parking Assist, Rain Sensitive Wiper, Auto Climate Control with Air Quality System and many more things.
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ AT: All features of this variant are same as Chevrolet Cruze LTZ, the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Cruze Competitors
Those interested in the Chevrolet Cruze can also look at it competitors like the redesigned Honda Civic and the newly Americanized Volkswagen Jetta. Other options include the Nissan Sentra and the Mitsubishi Lancer.
Compare Chevrolet Cruze with other Models
Chevrolet Cruze vs Honda Civic: Both the cars come at the price tag. The Chevrolet Cruze is well built with styling to match and an awesome diesel powertrain complimented by a nice gearbox. The Honda Civic has the best engine in the business.
Chevrolet Cruze vs Toyota Corolla Altis: The Toyota Corolla is better in terms of the refinement, mileage and space while the Chevrolet Cruze is better as an overall package it brings. In terms of the looks the Corolla is very dull and boring but that is again because it is a sedan that will not disappoint. The Chevrolet Cruze is a driver’s car all the way.
Chevrolet Cruze Mileage
The Chevrolet Cruze mileage is quite good and the car can deliver around 13 to 14 km/l within the city while on the highways it can deliver around 17 to 18 km/l.
Chevrolet Cruze Awards
Top Gear Awards
Chevrolet Cruze has been awarded ‘Saloon Car of the Year’ Top Gear Award.
Chevrolet Cruze wins BS Motoring Best Value 2010 Award
BSM's annual awards are among the oldest and most prestigious awards for automotive excellence in India. Apart from two awards, Car of the Year and Bike of the Year, there are four titles that are given out to respective organizations annually.
NDTV Profit Car & Bike Awards
Chevrolet Cruze emerged to be the winner of Viewer’s Choice Award & Executive Car of the Year 2009.
Chevrolet Cruze wins ET Zig-wheels Award for Midsize Sedan of the Year 2009
The ET-ZigWheels Car and Bike of the Year awards is considered as one of the most credible of all auto industry awards.
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