Chevrolet Cruze
Updated On: 27 July 2014

Chevrolet Cruze

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Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze Description

Chevrolet Cruze, the D segment sedan, has been successful in order to get the customers love and affection. It targets the buyers who want a low budget sedan. It is available in only a diesel engine. There are three diesel variants this sedan comes in and they are named as LT, LTZ and LTZ AT. The American maker aims at the hike in the sales through this car.
 
All the diesel variants of the sedan are powered by the same 2.0-liter, 16V VCDI engine with 1998cc displacement. The 4 cylinder, DOHC, CRDi mill scoops out a maximum power of 163.7bhp at 3800rpm and a peak torque of 380Nm at 2000rpm. All the variants are linked with the same 6 speed manual front wheel drive type. Its LT and LTZ variants offer the same mileage of 14kmpl in city conditions and 17.3kmpl on long roads, however, its top variant delivers only 11.6kmpl in city and 14.39kmpl on highways. The top-acceleration of the car is 173kmph and it takes 9.5 seconds to reach up to 60kmph from standstill.
 
The exterior of this sedan is plush with a twin cockpit design and the looks are more aggressive. There is a newly designed dual port front grille at the front and adjoining it dual bezel headlamps. The side profile of the sedan gets new alloy wheels and new chrome handles. Its side exterior rear view mirrors are body colored. The overall exterior dimensions of the car are- length of 4597mm, width of 1788mm and and the height is 1477mm. Its wheel base size is 2685mm and the ground clearance is 165mm.
 
Its interior comes in dual tone beige even on the dashboard and leather covered upholstery. The center console has all the meters placed correctly and very well visible to the driver. This car is spacious and has leather seats and are well-cushioned. It has leather wrapped power steering wheel with a turning radius of 5.4 meters with tilt and telescopic steering column. There is Aluminum-effect instrument trim rings, inserts on the steering wheel and on door and center console. There is a climate control AC, advanced audio system, height adjustable comfortable driver and front passenger seat, 60/40 split folding seats. There is decent head, leg and shoulder room inside the car. Its boot space is 450 litres.
 
Its suspension is McPherson Strut with linear cylindrical coil spring and tubular stabilizer bar system at the front00 and compound crank type with non-linear and mini-block coil spring at the rear. There are large ventilated disc brakes at both the ends of the car. It has tubeless radial tyres with a size of 205/60 R16. Its alloy wheel size is 16 inch.
 
The new front and side airbags upgrade the safety aspects. It also has ABS, EBD, side impact beams, height adjustable front seats with reminder, height adjustable headrest with tilting function, knee protector, engine immobilizer, key-less entry and ISOFIX child seat restraint system.
 
Chevrolet Cruze is up for its great styling, feature rich nature and has high tech interiors, however, its availability only in diesel might go against it. There are sedans in the Indian market like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento to compete with this car.

Overall Review

Chevrolet India, the American auto maker's Indian wing has rolled out the updated version of its luxury sedan model Chevrolet Cruze In India. The latest version of Chevrolet Cruze comes with a few cosmetic updates that refreshes its overall look. The company has updated all its existing variants and bestowed it with a powerful four cylinder, VCDI based 2.0-litre diesel power train. The company hasn't changed anything regarding the interior cosmetics, specifications of the engine or any other technicalities of this luxury sedan. In terms of exterior cosmetics, the design of the front bumper received a major update, while the look of the radiator grille gets a bit of tweak. Also the company has updated the front profile with an all new dual bezel headlamp cluster that makes it more desirable. The side profile of this luxury sedan gets the chrome door handles that adds to the elegance of its side. Apart from these, the company has improved the safety aspects of this sedan by adding side airbags to the list of protective features. This will certainly add to the excitement of the buyers and spur up the competition in the automobile market.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

This refurbished version of Chevrolet Cruze powered by a 2.0-litre VCDI diesel engine is made available with manual and automatic transmission gearbox option. The manual version of this sedan can return a maximum 17.3 Kmpl of mileage, while the automatic version has the ability to give away 15 Kmpl of maximum mileage, when driven under standard conditions.

Colors

The American auto giant is selling its luxury sedan model in about seven striking exterior body paints. These body colors includes a vibrant looking Atlantis Blue metallic finish, a captivating Velvet Red metallic finish, a subtle looking Sand Drift Grey metallic finish option, a refined looking Switch Blade Silver metallic option, a sparkling Summit White finish option, a radiant Diamond White finish option and also a magnificent looking Caviar Black metallic finish option for the buyers to choose from.

Acceleration and Pick up

The updated version of Chevrolet Cruze is powerful and quick unlike any other sedan of its class. This luxury sedan powered by a 2.0-litre engine can reach a top speed of about 184 Kmph, which is rather thrilling. It takes only 9.7 seconds for this sedan to cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph, which is quite impressive.

Appearance

The style and appearance of this Chevrolet Cruze has been updated, especially on its front facade. This four wheeler looks wide and sleek that makes it look planted on roads. This refurbished version has now got an all new dual bezel headlight cluster that is incorporated with powerful lamps and turn indicators. The design of the radiator grille has been updated with a new dual port front grille that is accentuated with chrome. The front bumper gets a major cosmetic update that adds to the aggressive look of its front facade. Here, its bumper has been designed with an air dam for better air intake and decorated with fog lights that comes with a chrome surround. The side profile of this luxury sedan is incredibly stylish where the wheel arches have been fitted with 16 inch alloy wheels that have been covered with tubeless radial tyres. Here the doors have been decorated with body colored outside rear view mirrors, while the handles gets chrome garnishing. Coming to the rear profile, the bumper gets an all new design that brings a fresh new look to the rear profile. On the whole, Chevrolet has managed to improve the appearance of its flagship luxury sedan model by updating its cosmetics.

Comfort Feature

The comfort features of this luxury sedan remains unchanged in comparison to the features of its existing model. The company has retained the all black interiors while retaining all the luxurious features inside the cabin. This sedan comes with a lengthy list of features including a power assisted steering system, programmable smart screen, electronic auto air conditioning system with heater, tilt steering column, power adjustable outside mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors with lid, programmable follow me home headlamps, power windows with express down function, six way power adjustable driver seat and lots more. Apart from these, the company also blessed this vehicle with features including cruise control on steering wheel, 4-channel rear park assist, power folding and heated outside mirrors, rear accessory power socket are just to name a few. The American automaker also blessed this luxury sedan with an integrated CD/MP3 player with USB and AUX-In sockets that also supports Bluetooth audio streaming.

Dimensions

This luxury sedan comes with an impressive length of 4597mm along with a total width of 1788mm, which also includes the external wing mirrors. The company has given this sedan a decent overall height of about 1477mm and with a large wheelbase of 2685mm, which is quite impressive.

Engine

The updated version of the Chevrolet Cruze is blessed with a 2.0-litre, VCDI, 4-cylinder diesel power train that comes with DOHC valve configuration and makes 1998cc displacement capacity. This diesel engine has the ability to produce an impressive 163.7bhp of maximum power at 3800rpm, while generating a maximum torque of about 380Nm at 2000rpm, which is remarkable. On the other hand, this engine has been made available with six speed manual and a six speed automatic transmission gearbox option. Here the automatic transmission option is available only in the top end variant.

Wheels

The company is selling this updated version of Chevrolet Cruze with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard in all its variants. These alloy wheels fitted to the wheel arches have been covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 205/60 R16 that can tackle any road conditions.

Suspension

The suspension system of this four wheeler is robust and it takes care of the driving comforts of the passengers sitting inside. The front axle of this sedan is blessed with a McPherson Strut type of suspension system accompanied with tabular stabilizer bar system and loaded with cylindrical coil springs. The rear axle of this sedan is blessed with compound crank type of suspension that is further assisted with twin tube gas pressure type mechanism along with mini-block coil springs.

Handling and Control

Both the front and rear wheels of this luxury sedan has been blessed with disc brakes that are highly efficient and offers precise braking. On the other hand, these brakes gets the assistance from an anti-lock braking system that improves the handling aspects of this vehicle as well. This sedan also has a proficient and very responsive power steering, which helps in better maneuverability of the vehicle at all times.

Pros

Striking new cosmetics, luxurious interiors with best in class features.

Cons

Pricing is still not competitive, mileage needs to improve.

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