General Motors India today launched the updated 2016 Chevrolet Cruze at a price range of Rs 14.68 lakh to Rs 17.81 lakh. The premium sedan now gets refreshed styling on the outside and added features inside the cabin with no mechanical changes. We have already done the test driven review of the new Cruze and you can find our video review on the link below.
Talking about the looks, the updated Cruze retains the basic silhouette from the previous year model. The changes include new LED daytime running lights, a revised front fascia and a rear lip spoiler. The chrome horizontal slats and the new projector fog lamps add a flair to the front face and makes the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and attractive proposition.
The cabin of the new Cruze is largely the same Corvette inspired dual cockpit design which looks sporty. The all-black cabin now gets the new 7 inch MY-LINK Touchscreen Infotainment System that comes with embedded applications like internet radio functionality (Sticher SmartRadio), Grace Note & SIRI EYES FREE Compatibility. The automatic climate control system is touch based and the multi-function steering is equipped with buttons for the music system and Bluetooth.
“The Chevrolet Cruze 2016 redefines the premium executive sedan with striking new styling and added features along with the most powerful diesel engine in its segment. Since its launch, Cruze continues to be one of the largest-selling Chevrolet nameplates selling over 3.5 million units globally,” said Kaher Kazem, President and Managing Director, General Motors India.
Chevrolet Cruze has always managed to please everyone with its performance and the new Cruze is no different. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre VCDi engine which produces 166 PS of power and 380 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
As for the safety, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is equipped with dual front airbags and two side airbags. There's also an anti-lock braking system (ABS), Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS) and pedestrian protection design of the hood to reduce the chance of pedestrian injury.
Chevrolet promises that the Gen2 6-Speed Automatic Transmission delivers fuel economy of 14.81 kmpl and the manual variant returns a fuel efficiency of 17.9 kmpl.
Prices for the New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 (ex-showroom, New Delhi):
Chevrolet Cruze LT (MT) INR 14.68 Lakh
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (MT) INR 16.75 lakh
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (AT) INR 17.81 lakh