General Motors is planning to launch Chevrolet Cruze in C-segment in Indian car market. It is expected that the price of this model came in the range of Rs 10 to 12 lacs to compete with other C-segment cars. Chevrolet Cruze is the first global vehicle that General Motors will launch. Chevrolet Cruze is developed by global designers and engineers team of General Motors and will be manufactured at multiple locations around the world. Chevrolet Cruze is a mid-sized sedan and it is expected that it might replace Chevrolet Optra and Daewoo Lacetti globally in year 2009. General Motors plans to launch Chevrolet Cruze with both petrol and diesel engine options in Indian market. The company official indicates that this luxurious sedan will hit the Indian road by the end of August this year.
Chevrolet Cruze is the first vehicle by General Motors that produced at a revamped Delta 2 platform, an architecture which will be used for all small cars of General Motors around the globe. General Motors has scheduled to launch Chevrolet Cruze in India in the month of August this year. The Chevrolet Cruze price would be around in the range of Rs 11 to 13 lacs. This price range is set to compete with the other C-segment sedans like Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Honda Civic.
The petrol variants of Chevrolet Cruze will be launched with two different powered engines option – its 1.6L, 1598cc, DOHC petrol engine with 5-Speed manual transmission that produces 113bhp power at 6400rpm makes it able to break the barrier of 100kmph in just 11.8 seconds and to achieve the top speed mark of 184kmph. While other variant of Chevrolet Cruze that will also be powered by the same engine but packed with 6-Speed automatic transmission gearbox offers bit less acceleration but it is also able to cross the mark of 100kmph in just 12.9 seconds and are able to touch the top speed mark of 179.2kmph.
The other petrol variants of Chevrolet Cruze that will be powered by more powerful engine are well known for delivering high performance and its excellent acceleration. It’s 1.8L, 1796cc, DOHC petrol engine with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox produce maximum power of 141bhp at 6200rpm and maximum torque of 176Nm at 3800rpm and makes Chevrolet Cruze able to cross the mark of 100kmph in just 10 seconds and to achieve the top speed mark of 198.4kmph. On the other hand it’s other variant that will be powered by same capacity engine but will be equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox, are able to break the barrier of 100kmph in just 11.5 seconds and to touch the top speed mark of 188.8kmph
The diesel variants of Chevrolet Cruze will be equipped with a more powerful engine that delivers excellent performance and power. Its 2.0L, 1991cc, SOHC diesel engine with 5-Speed manual transmission gearbox that delivers 150bhp of maximum power at 4000rpm and 320Nm of maximum torque at 2000rpm, offers great acceleration so that it can cross 100kmph mark in just 8.7 seconds and can achieve the top speed mark of 108kmph.
As we stated earlier, Chevrolet Cruze will be launched with both petrol and diesel engine option – its petrol variants will be launched with two different powered engines while its diesel variants will be powered by 2.0L VCDi engine. Its petrol variants that will be powered by a 1.6L, 1598cc, DOHC petrol engine with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection System) offers mileage 11kmpl in city roads and 16kmpl on highway on the other hand the variants that will be powered by the same engine but will be packed with 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox offers mileage 9kmpl in city roads and 15kmpl on highway.
The other petrol variants of Chevrolet Cruze that will be powered by 1.8L, 1796cc, DOHC petrol engine with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection System) with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox offers mileage 10kmpl in city and 16kmpl on highway. While its variant that will be powered by same capacity engine but will be equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox offers mileage 9kmpl in city road conditions and 15kmpl on highway.
The diesel variants of Chevrolet Cruze that will be powered by a 2.0L, 1991cc, SOHC diesel engine with Direct Fuel Injection and with 5-Speed manual transmission gearbox, offers mileage 13kmpl in city traffic and 20kmpl on highway
Chevrolet Cruze is a spacious and much luxurious sedan model which packed with lots of advanced and luxurious features that offers higher level of comfort and work as a stress buster. The comfortable features that will be available with Chevrolet Cruze are Climate Control AC, Advanced Audio System, Height Adjustable Comfortable Driver and Front Passenger Seat, 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats, Rear Seat Centre Armrest, Pocket Front Seat Back, Tilt-able and Adjustable Telescopic Power Steering, Windshield Tinted Shaded Upper, Tinted Glass, Electrically Operated Front and Rear Windows with one touch down facility for driver side, Rear Parking Distance Sensors, Trip Computer, Additional Power Socket, Cigarette Lighter, Ashtray Front, Electro-Chromatic Rear View Mirror, Automatic Lighting Control, Cruise Control, Rain Sensitive Windscreen Wipers, Sun visors with Passenger Side Vanity Mirror, Sunglass Holder, Digital Clock, Front and Rear Cup Holders, Center Armrest with Storage and Illuminated Glove box.
Chevrolet Cruze is a dynamic styling sedan model that comes with stylish front with aggressive front grille with chrome affected surround and strong bonnet with chrome affected belt line that gives it muscular and aggressive front look. Other exterior feature that makes Chevrolet Cruze appearance more stylish includes Body Colored Bumpers, Front Fog Lamps, Body Colored Door Handles, Body Colored outside Rear View Mirror, 17 inch Alloy Wheels and Stylish Rear Combination Lamps.
Chevrolet Cruze will be packed with lots of advanced active and passive safety features for both driver and pedestrians. The active safety features that will be available with Chevrolet Cruze includes Dual Front Airbags, front Seat Side Airbags and Roof Curtain Airbags that offers safety in case of collision, ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) that enables the driver to maneuver the vehicle even during emergency braking, Front Ventilated Disc Brakes that de-accelerate the vehicle instantly, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control. The other passive safety features that will be available with Chevrolet Cruze are Side Impact Beams, Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts, Front Seatbelts with Pretensioner, 3x3 Point Rear Seatbelts, Warning Lamp for Driver Seatbelt, Front Seatbelt Reminder, Height Adjustable Headrest with Tilting Function, Knee Protector, ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System (2nd row outer rear), Child Locks and Central Locking.