Chevrolet Cruze brags ample interior space, amazing cargo capacity and comfortable seating for five. General Motors, US car maker launched its mid-level luxury sedan Chevrolet Cruze in India. This is Chevy’s all new entry into the compact segment.
Chevrolet Cruze is the consequence of a growth process tackling GM’s global expertise and is the first of a new family of compact products that will deliver world class quality. GM Chevrolet Cruze was first unveiled at the Paris Motor show in October 2009. Chevrolet Cruze is designed and developed to be sold around the world. The company claims that the car would give a mileage of 18.3 kilometre per litre, according to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) standards.
General Motors has also planned to launch the small car Chevrolet Beat, a Hyundai i10 baiting hatchback for around Rs 4.8-6 lakh this December in 2010. Chevrolet Cruze will take on the tough competition from Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla which have the upper midsize segment.
The car has been introduced at an aggressive price tag of Rs 10.99 lakh for the Cruze LT variant and Rs 12.45 lakh for the fully loaded LTZ variant, both prices ex-showroom Thane. The pre- launch bookings of the car have said to reach the bar of 1,100 units. Chevrolet Cruze has been launched exclusively with the 2-litre diesel engine with 150 bhp and 33 kgm of peak torque.
The 2.0 VCDi has been seen before in Chevrolet Captiva. The Cruze comes with 3 engine options starting with the 112 bhp 1.6 Litre 4 cylinder petrol, another 1.8 Litre 140 bhp petrol and the 2.0 Litre turbocharged common rail diesel engine from the Captiva SUV. Chevrolet Cruze features a bold stylish front with large headlamp housings which is wrap around the front corners and sweep up like arrow, into the fenders with sculpted hood. Chevrolet Cruze includes a stylish interior features with a double cockpit design that was first introduced in the iconic Chevrolet Corvette sports car.
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.
Chevrolet Cruze will be full with superior integrated Blaupunkt RDS Radio / CD player with MP3 CD capability with Six CD Changer audio system with six integrated speakers that offer high class entertainment. Its highly developed audio system will be available with MP3 Auxiliary Input Jack and with USB Socket to connect devices like pen drive, mobile phones etc.
General Motors India President and Managing Director Karl Slym said, “The Cruze has been receiving rave reviews since its recent debut in some other markets. We expect it to perform well against the established D-segment players.”
“GM’s investments in manufacturing the Cruze in India is a demonstration of our sustained commitment to making Chevrolet the most admired and preferred vehicle brand in this country,” Slym added.
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