Chevrolet has set it position strong in the Indian market quicker than anyone could have thought of. Today Chevrolet boasts of an array of cars catering to all classes. It has brought cute hatchbacks which are very budget friendly too. Then there are mid budgeted cars and beautiful looking luxury sedans too. For the people who never want to compromise on the luxury factor are happily buying the Cruze. Since its launch Cruze has made many people go crazy over its design and dynamics. It's a much loved luxury sedan that has bagged a lot of appreciation in the Indian market. So let's move on to the sections ahead to read the detailed review of the Chevrolet Cruze!

Engine and technical specifications

The Chevrolet Cruze has ravaged Indian roads with its high-power 2.0 litre four cylinder inline 1991 cc VCDi diesel engine and a beautifully streamlined body. The Cruze has got a 5 speed manual gearbox. The maximum power generated by this engine is 150 Bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm at 2000 rpm. The top speed of this sedan is 184 kmph. The wheel size of this car is 205/60 R16. The minimum turning radius of the car is 5.45m. The wheelbase is a good 2685 mm ensuring top notch safety on highways. The car measures 4597 mm in length, 1788 mm in width without mirrors and 1477 mm of height without the roof rails. The variable geometry turbo common rail direct injection technology of this engine ensures enhanced mileage.



Exterior design

The design and styling of the car has been done beautifully and the onlookers just cannot take their eyes off this sedan! The front chrome grille has a beautiful design that makes the car look aggressive from the front which gives a great adrenaline rush to any sporty yet luxurious sedan lover. The bonnet has got strong lines and edgy design again adding to the masculinity of the car. Integrated front fog lamps in the body coloured bumpers give Cruze a chic look. The door handles and the outside rear view mirrors are all body coloured. The rear lamps and alloy wheels further enhance the complete look of this sedan. Cruze is available in some enticing shades such as Atlantis blue, Light gold, Misty Lake, Velvet red, Olympic white and Caviar black.

Interiors

Chevy Cruze seems to break the popular belief that small hunchback cars sell like hot cakes in India. Its soft-feel interior, uncluttered bodywork and a sporty feel help consolidate its position in the Indian market very well. Chevrolet Cruze's dashboard is done up in dual tone beige colour. What makes the cabin truly beautiful is its leather upholstery, leathered covered steering wheel, leather gear shift knob aluminium touch centre console, instrument trim rings, trim inserts on doors and steering wheel. The dashboard looks extremely stylish and is very functional with advanced technological features.

Talking of the cabin there is no dearth of space in it. There are some unbelievably wonderful features in the car that are really going to win away your heart. Some of them being the automatic climate control air conditioner, height adjustable driver and co passenger seat, advanced sound system, electrically operating rear and front windows, rear parking distance sensors, additional power socket, trip computer, sun visors, rain sensitive wind screen wipers, automatic lighting control, electro chromatic rear view mirror, telescopic power steering, illuminated glove box, digital clock, sunglass holder, centre armrest with storage and what not!! The leg room, headroom and shoulder room have generous space to seat six feet tall person most comfortably!

The Chevrolet Cruze sports an awesome Blaupunkt music system that really does its job very well!

Performance

The Chevrolet Cruze is loaded with great safety features like ABS, EBD, ESC, traction control, side impact beams, warning lamp front seatbelts, child locks, central locking, ISOFIX child seat restraint system, knee protector, height adjusting head restraints with tilt function etc. This sedan picks up from 0 to 100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds! The driving and handling of the car is very stable, smooth and comfortable not letting the driver feel uncomfortable anywhere. The mileage given by the Chevrolet Cruze is a great 18.4 kmpl! Some special features of the car include Quick Thinking LAB Bus. This is a microprocessor chip set that connects to the vehicle an engine to perform superbly fast in consideration of all the safety actions. The Passive Entry Passive Start system is another such interesting feature that lets keyless entry and start done by being at a small distance from the carrying and carrying the remote control in your pocket. One touch on the door handle would unlock the central lock and lets you get inside the cabin and with one-touch technology lets you start or stop the car. An emergency exit at the back of the rear seat lets you get out of the car in case of an emergency.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Amazing technological features
  • Great mileage
  • Powerful engine

Cons

  • Less ground clearance
  • Boot space not large enough

Verdict

With Cruze, Chevrolet definitely has a winner in hands. A strikingly beautiful looking sedan with a powerful engine, not a very expensive price tag and loaded with amazing safety and technological features. Now what more could one ask for !