New model comes with refreshed exterior styling, comfort features and added safety
New Delhi: GM India today launched the all new Chevrolet Cruze with refreshed exterior styling, new comfort features and added safety. The Cruze, which had already set a new benchmark in the premium executive sedan segment with the most powerful diesel engine under its hood, will further strengthen its position in the marketplace and reiterate GM Indiaâ€™s commitment to provide best-in-class products to its customers.
“The Cruze has received an overwhelming response from consumers across India since its launch in 2009 and continues to be the largest-selling Chevrolet nameplate globally,â€ said Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director, General Motors India. “With new stylish exteriors, modern comfort features and added safety, we expect the all new Cruze to continue exceeding expectations of car buyers and keep up the excitement in the festive season.â€
Stylish New Exteriors
The all new Cruze comes with a new dual-port front grille with gold bowtie, newly designed front and rear bumpers, new dual bezel design headlamps, new alloy wheels and new fog lamps with chrome surround across all trim levels. The new Cruze with its refreshed styling chisels a lasting impression with its bold dynamism of form, aggressive stance, muscular shoulders and taut styling crease lines.
The jewel-effect headlamps add striking character to the sporty front end. Muscular sides, chrome applique on the trunk lid and mesmerizing twin-port jewel effect tail lights highlight the design enchantment.
A Perfect Blend of Comfort and Entertainment
The new Chevrolet Cruze comes with thoughtfully researched comfort features like a six-way power adjustable driverâ€™s seat, dead pedal, premium speakers, power-operated windows with the express-up & down feature on the driver’s window, Bluetooth music streaming and pinch guard protection for improved customer delight.
The ice-blue ambient lighting enhances this, as do the classy, elegant and comfortable jet black leather interiors. An advanced integrated centre stack with graphic infotainment display, radio and HVAC controls add to the premium feel of the car. A thicker, ergonomic rim design helps maneuver with more ease with the three-spoke steering wheel.
A sleek, no-wire experience for the car audio enthusiast is standard. Push button start, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers and an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror make the Chevrolet Cruze a dream to drive. Steering wheel-mounted cruise control automatically controls the speed for a pleasurable highway drive.
The three-gauge instrument cluster has sophisticated ice-blue dash illumination and a centre-positioned information display provides every little detail required.
Safe, Sturdy and Mighty
Equipped with dual front airbags and two side airbags, the new Cruze enhances safety in case of a high-impact collision. The strong and rigid â€œsafety cageâ€ has reinforced pillars with tubular bars, which provide optimum protection to passengers. The front and rear crumple zone maximizes safety by absorbing the impact energy in a collision.
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic sensors provides excellent braking efficiency and shorter stopping distances, which ensures better steering control, especially on slippery surfaces. Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS) automatically controls the central locking system, anti-theft alarm and ignition.
The pedestrian protection design of the hood and related hinge structures reduce the chance of pedestrian injury. With a child seat provision specifically designed in the rear seating area, the new Cruze offers protection for children at all times. They can be secured in any of the three rear seats.
Turbo Charged with Excellent Ride and Handling
The 2.0-litre VCDi engine under the hood of the Chevrolet Cruze delivers 166 PS of unadulterated power on tap, making it the most powerful diesel car in its class. Added to that, the 380 Nm of torque makes the experience simply exhilarating. The advanced engine management system, coupled with the high-performance variable geometry turbo-charged common rail direct injection (CRDI) system ensures breath-taking performance.
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission mated to the all-new 2.0-litre VCDi engine, setting a new benchmark in refinement and driving comfort. Seamless gear changes mean superior acceleration off the block, instant torque delivery for effortless overtaking and the pleasure of power driving.
The electronic automatic transmission control system offers clutch-to-clutch shift operation for precision gear shifting. A widespread gear ratio ensures quicker getaways and a sixth gear for increased fuel economy at cruising speeds.
With its specially engineered wider track, stiff body structure, quick-acting steering and braking system, the Cruze delivers advanced road handling, improved aerodynamic performance and greater sensitivity to set-up changes.
A gas-charged McPherson strut type front suspension, U-shaped rear suspension with torsion beams and gas-charged shock absorber ensure a smooth and comfortable ride.
A hydraulic power rack-and-pinion power steering is tuned for more responsiveness with quick-reacting ratio. A four-wheel disc brake set-up provides excellent stopping and stable braking capability. Along with ABS input from speed sensors, you get reduced stopping distance, maximum stability and improved steering ability.