GM India today launched the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze , priced between INR 14.68 lakh and INR 17.81 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The detailed price breakdown is as follows:
Chevrolet Cruze LT (MT) INR 14.68 lakhs
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (MT) INR 16.75 lakhs
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (AT) INR 17.81 lakhs
There are some big styling changes in the new Cruze. It is now refreshed on the exterior and comes with added interior features, including the MyLink infotainment system and rear vision camera. New LED daytime running lights along with revised front fascia and rear lip spoiler complement the premium interiors. Chrome horizontal slats are added along with new projector foglamps.
Interior highlights include premium black and titanium wraparound theme, monotone jet black seats with titanium stitch highlights and corvette inspired dual cockpit interior design. There’s also a front center armrest with storage and sliding lid, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob and rear seat armrest with cup holders. “The refreshing style and design structure of the new Cruze leaves a lasting impression with its bold and dynamic form, aggressive stance and connectivity that adds enhanced convenience for our customers,” Kaher Kazem, President and Managing Director of General Motors India said.
The Chevrolet Cruze 2016 comes with both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission mated to the turbocharged 2.0-litre VCDi engine. It delivers 166 HP of power with 380 Nm of torque.
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 “safety cage” 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 braking efficiency and shorter stopping distances, which ensures better steering control, especially on slippery surfaces.
So does the new Cruze with that entry level position and price of a premium car, justify the package and reworked body? Well, we’ll have to wait and see.
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