The most obvious change that has been made to the car is the front grille, which proudly sports the Chevy’s signature gold bowtie. The front and rear bumpers receive a bolder, sportier look. The headlights have been retained but the fog lights have become beefier, with all trim levels getting a chrome border.
The mechanical aspects of the car remain unchanged. The same 2-litre VCDi engine with a maximum power of 164bhp and peak torque of 380 Nm, which is linked to a manual or automatic 6 speed gearbox is featured on the car.
“The Cruze has received an overwhelming response from consumers across India since its launch in 2009 and continues to be the largest-selling Chevrolet nameplate globall. With new stylish exteriors, modern comfort features and added safety, we expect the all new Cruze to continue exceeding expectations of car buyers and keep up the excitement in the festive season.” said Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director, General Motors India.
On the interior front the Cruze comes with features like blue ambient lighting matched with a set of black leather interiors. The integrated infotainment system and premium speakers coupled with the three spoke steering wheel with steering mounted audio controls adds to the premium feel. The Cruze also features a Push-button start, steering-mounted cruise control and an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror. On the safety front, the Cruze is equipped with two front and two side airbags enhancing safety in case of a collision.
Prices for the new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze (ex-showroom, Delhi)Chevrolet Cruze LT (MT) - 13.75 Lakh
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (MT) - 15.25 Lakh
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (AT) - 16.15 Lakh