Chevrolet Cruze is amongst premium sedan from the General Motors which is priced in range of INR 13.75– 16.15 lakh for the Indian car market. Moreover, Chevrolet has pioneered the second generation of Cruze sedan and will be on sale for the American markets by next year.
On the exterior, the front fascia of Chevrolet Cruze features sleek front grille that comes with high gloss black finish along with company logo repositioned in the center. The air dam comes with hexagonal design with glossy finish as well as thin chrome surround. The headlight cluster is also integrated with DRLs along with projector lamps. The front bumper gets a masculine design that features black coloured lip situated at the lower section. Talking about the side profile, it gets a spectacular design that represents the next level of stylising and aerodynamics. Beautifully carved fenders and character lines on the door panel add an extra factor to its appearance. The rear profile has been redesigned by adding all-new tail light cluster as well as bumper.As far as the dimensions, Chevrolet Cruze measures 4597mm in overall length, 1788mm in width and 1477mm in height along with 2685mm of wheelbase and 165mm of ground clearance.
On the inside, Chevrolet Cruze features black coloured cabin that comes with neat fit and finish. The dashboard is prepared from high quality plastic and the cabin is decorated with leather upholstery which features contrast stitching. Moreover, the central console is fully loaded with equipments such as touchscreen infotainment system and AC unit. Additionally, the gear shift knob as well as the steering wheel too is enclosed with leather. The 3-spoke steering wheel is decorated with gold plated company's logo along with metallic accents. The instrument cluster also gets an attractive look that features a sporty red dials as well as a multi-information display.
Engine specifications and Performance
Under the hood, Chevrolet Cruze sedan is powered by a 2.0-litre VCDi diesel engine that displaces 1998cc and is incorporated with an advanced variable geometry turbocharger and a common rail direct injection fuel supply system which produces 163.7bhp at 3800rpm of maximum power and 380Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are carried out by 5-speed manual gearbox while, the top variant is mated to automatic transmission gearbox. In terms of fuel efficiency, Chevrolet Cruze sedan delivers mileage of 17.3kmpl for the manual transmission and 14.2kmpl for the automatic transmission. It can easily sprint 100kmph mark in just 9.7 seconds to reach out for the top speed of 184kmph.
Pricing and Competition
As for the pricing, Chevrolet Cruze is priced in the range of INR 13.75– 16.15 lakh and competes with the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis, Volkswagen Jetta, Renault Fluence and Skoda Ocativa.