The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze continues to be powered by the turbocharged 2.0-litre VCDi engine good for 163bhp along with 380Nm of torque. Transmission options remain the same - a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The next generation model is under works and will be based on Chevrolet’s all-new global D2 platform.
Design changes on the new Chevrolet Cruze include a revised face, new LED DRLs, chrome horizontal slats, and new projector fog-lamps. In terms of features, the sedan now gets MyLink infotainment system, rear vision camera, new multi-function steering-wheel with mounted audio controls and MyLink infotainment system.
Chevrolet Cruze Exterior
Most of the changes are made to the front profile with new LED DRLs, chrome horizontal slats and new projector fog lamps. Side and rear facets remain unchanged with superficial changes.
Chevrolet Cruze Interior
On the inside, it retains the styling and design cues, but gets additional kit such as the MyLink infotainment system, rear vision camera and a seven inch touchscreen etc making the cabin more opulent.
Chevrolet Cruze Engine Specifications & Transmission
The 2.0 litre, four cylinder, diesel engine continues to power the facelift version outputting 167bhp at 3800rpm and 360Nm at 2000rpm. A six-speed manual unit is linked to the engine and an auto gearbox is available on the top-spec variant.
Chevrolet Cruze Features
On the outside it sports styling elements such as new dual port grille, revised bumper with side skirts, dual bezel head lamps, ORVMs with turn indicators, LED DRLs, electric sunroof, split design tail lamps etc. The sporty cabin is draped in premium black titanium wraparound colour scheme. Seats are wrapped with black leather upholstery.
Chevrolet Cruze Performance & Mileage
Fuel economy for Cruze is rated at 17.9Km/l for the manual variant and 14.81Km/l for the automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Cruze Accessories & Infotainment
As for the infotainment features, it benefits from an integrated audio system with CD/MP3 player, radio, Aux-in and USB port. Other than these, it also equips a new 7 inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system with embedded apps, internet radio, Bluetooth audio streaming & phone telephony with voice recognition control.
Chevrolet Cruze Braking & Handling
Stopping power is drawn by disc brakes at front axle and rear axle. McPherson Strut forks and tubular stabilizer shockers are equipped in front and rear respectively.
Chevrolet Cruze Safety & Security
Chevrolet has packed a number of safety tech in it like it gets ABS, dual airbags, font fog lamps, child seat mounting provisions, side aurbags, programmed auto door locking and auto door unlock in case of crash.
Chevrolet Cruze Comfort & Convenience
From the plethora of comfort gizmos, listed below are some of the vital equipment-cruise controls on steering wheel, 6-way power adjustable driver seat, 4 channel rear parking assist, power folding & heated ORVMs, intelligent programmable passive entry passiv start with push button ignition on/off, height adjustable headrests, foldable keys with remote door lock/unlock etc, ear glass defogger, touch control for automatic HVAC, steering mounted audio controls and several others.
Chevrolet Cruze Wheels & Tyres
16 inch alloy wheels are standard across line-up, wrapped to 205/60 tyres.
Chevrolet Cruze Competition
The executive sedan goes up against Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis.