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25 October 2013

Chevrolet Cruze gets facelifted

Same engine but some interesting design changes with additional features...

Gagan Gupta
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Chevrolet Cruze gets a refresh, yet again. And like last year, the visual changes are a bit subtle, but are definitely an improvement over the previous design.

The first change you'll notice is the newly designed front grille with Chevy's gold bowtie badge, along with more aggressive looking front and rear bumpers. The headlamps retain the same shape, but the fog lamps get more volume this time along with a chrome border across all trim levels.

Interiors get comfort features like leather seats, a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat, thicker steering wheel with steering mounted controls and dead pedal. There's also push-button start, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers and an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror.

On the safety front, the new Cruze comes with dual front airbags and two side airbags, ABS, reinforced pillars with tubular bars, and front and rear crumple zones.

“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 globally,” said Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director, General Motors India. "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.”

Mechanically, the Cruze remains unchanged with a 2-litre VCDi delivering 164bhp and 380 Nm of torque, married to a 6-speed manual or auto transmission.

Prices for the new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze are Rs 13.76 lakh for the Cruze LT, Rs 15.26 lakh for the Cruze LTZ and Rs 16.16 lakh for the LTZ with auto transmission. All prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai. Like the new upgrades? Tell us in the comments below.

 

Tags: cruze, chevrolet

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