Chevrolet Cruze in India – Review, Price, Specifications, Variants

29 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Chevrolet Cruze in India – Review, Price, Specifications, Variants
Chevrolet Cruze

Best Selling D-Segment Car in India

Overview

Based on the Delta 2 platform that is the for all passenger cars being by General Motors across the it is easy to see how the Chevrolet Cruze had a runaway success in its first Re-launched with minor changes but refinement tune-ups and to make it an even better the Cruze has been the car to beat in its The recently ended month saw the sedan come in at second behind the new Elantra.

With the VCDi engine, this machine is the Diesel Rocket to Some of the key features added introduction of new Z-series engine … pedal as standard, the seat is now 6-way power power windows now feature technology and new audio system surround sound. Chevrolet has the 2014 model of Cruze in it features all-new front grille, new 16-inch alloy and the LTZ variant now comes equipped 4 SRS airbags.

Exterior

A casual at the Cruze will give an a hint on why this car was such a success in the Indian market. A side profile immediately it from other incumbents in segment of executive saloons. A back to the American muscle – defined by such names as the the Charger and the Mustang, the Cruze shows its American roots in its profile, the broad doors, the grille and the sculpted rear.

It is a comfortably long car planted a 165mm above the ground for driving pleasure even on the city roads of our major Large wheel arches the muscular overtones of the entire forward. Fitted with 16 alloys, the wheel stance of the car is with the well-designed alloys

The higher LTZ variant comes the added convenience of a sunroof as Chrome embellishment has been in generous amount to the grille, sills and split tail highlighting the American roots of the car Overall, the Cruze is a well out, well designed and possibly the only truly car on Indian roads.

Chevrolet offers comfortable upholstery in and all-black interiors to boot, are radical against the norm of combinations in the industry. Aluminium has generously used to give it an feel; as is evident from the on door and the center console. The knob as well as the steering is wrapped in leather for a suitably finish.

The Corvette-designed dual cockpit is accentuated by the icy-blue illumination on the instrument cluster. A front that doubles up as a storage lid slides open is a nice and confirms the view that car was made with drivers in The leather upholstery on the top variant is spending that extra for and it’s a stunner in the titanium-stitch leather seats in jet black

This illumination theme has used by more and more lately, and serves its purpose of giving the Cruze interior a balanced look.

The base has been upgraded to feature entry . adjustable driver’s and fog lamps. Though this has led to an in the price for the entry variant, GM has well in upgrading to these as they’re the norm in many of sedans; case in point the new Verna or even lower, the new for instance. Headroom is ample in the and the legroom is comfortable even for a tall person which is to be from a D-class saloon.

The two tone interior contrasts the beautifully and Chevy has added nice touches to the car in the form of a ashtray, additional power and cup holders for passengers in the front as as the rear. This forward would appeal to users, and looking for rear seat

The stock system on the Chevrolet is adequate but extreme-end performance sides of the audio band a lot to be desired. The capabilities of the entertainment are fairly standard with In, Bluetooth pairing and USB play

Most of the upgrades on the new Cruze can be into this category and is where the Cruze retains its for being the ‘driver’s car’ in category. The re-engineered VCDi engine offers not only power at the lower end – from 150 PS in the version to 166 PS in the new Cruze; torque up by a whopping 57 Nm available now in a lower rev at 2000 rpm than at 2600 rpm

This means that the from the old version of turbo lag and in handling slow city now become history. The easily power at the lower end also that clutch riding – a tiresome by-product of city can be avoided altogether. The new 6-speed is smoother than the outgoing box and addresses the stickiness that was in the earlier unit.

The new Chevrolet Cruze is slower the ’09 variant. This is down to re-worked gear ratios for driving, stiffened suspension and a increase in kerb weight to in all the extra equipment. Is it noticeable? only if you have driven the Cruze.

As an upgrade from a sedan, it is not.

Chevrolet Cruze

The ARAI claim a miserly 18.3 in the standard test conditions. realistically, city driving back a 10-kmpl which is at par for variants in comparable class. It is driving however, where the clearly shows its improved – offering a healthy 17 kilometres to the

With a stiffened suspension the Cruze takes drive-ability to heights. Keener than at tackling corners; front disc brakes along Electronic Brake force add that extra layer of enabling you to throw the muscular car corners with confidence.

If you don’t want to spend for the LTZ variant of Cruze then you can the LT variant by installing some as Chevrolet India has also a series of official accessories for It includes: Chrome Finish for Outside Rear View Chrome Finish Garnish for Lamps, Illuminated Door Plates, Weather Guard in Finish, Smoke Finish Available, Chrome Finish for C-Pillar, Leather Cover for the Wheel, Splash Guard Set or Mud Full Car Protective Cover, Seat Covers, Foot Boot Mat, Reverse Sensor Assist System, Rear View Mirror Indicators, Global Positioning and In-Car Refrigerator.

Chevrolet has launched Cruze in seven in India: Atlantis Blue, Red, Caviar Black, White, Diamond White, Drift Grey and Switch Silver.

Chevrolet Cruze is in 3 variants: LT, LTZ and LTZ Automatic. Cruze LTZ with some extra like chrome finish handles, electric sunroof, garnish, In-dash 6 CD changer, parking assist, rain wipers, power fold-able and outside rear view leather upholstery, cruise and engine start/stop push Both the variants are available 3 Year Or 100000 Km Warranty

The car comes with a standard option of 3 years and it is extendable by the dealer.

A drivers’ machine, the Cruze is spot-on with its premise – that of adrenaline and to the Heart . But looking deeper, it is to see why this car will go down the of the erstwhile D-category champion, the Civic. Too many things right in the first version and the have decided not to tinker too with the package. Overall, is a mistake and pushes a car far beyond its life.

Finish, fit and equipment do not anything to measure up to the stiff in terms of the Laura or the Elantra the interiors are not apt for the hot, sultry of the country, in black. With prices set upon de-regulation, the might leave its makers for an upgrade, or a petrol cousin than they anticipated this launch.

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