General Motors had already opened their Cruze surprise ahead of the Auto Expo and we reported almost all the details including prices and images. The Chevrolet Cruze 2016 was launched in India at a price from INR 14.68 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The facelifted diesel sedan was showcased at the Chevrolet pavilion along with its accessorized version. The new 2016 Cruze was present at the Chevrolet pavilion at the 2016 Auto Expo too, allowing general public to have a dekko .
At the Pavilion the Cruze stood in Summit White colour, while its accessorized version took a stance in Caviar Black. The showcased sedans were the top-end LTZ Automatic variants. The Chevrolet Cruze 2016 draws power from a 2.0-litre VCDi engine. The turbocharged engine produces a power of 166bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. The power is pushed to the wheels by a Gen2 6-Speed Automatic Transmission that delivers a fuel economy of 14.81 kmpl. The variant equipped with manual gearbox does 17.9 kmpl. The sedan is supported by a gas-charged McPherson strut type suspension in the front and U-shaped suspension with torsion beams, gas-charged shock at the rear. The suspension setup compliments the drive quality.
The exterior has been refreshed and the interiors are pumped up with additional features. The front has received fancy design updates and features dual bezel design headlamps with ‘follow me home’ tech, new LED DRLs & projector foglamps. The headlamp unit on the pumped up version in black featured an extra LED strip. Other features include electric sunroof on top, power folding and heated ORVM. All 4 power windows have express down feature with driver side window equipped with express up and pinch guard. The rear section is updated with split design tail lamps, chrome exhaust pipe finisher, chrome trunk-lid garnish.
Dual front airbags, two side airbags, reinforced pillars with tubular bars build optimum protection for passengers. The ABS tech is sensor assisted that enhances braking efficiency. Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS) automatically controls the central locking system, anti-theft alarm and ignition.
The interior gets premium black and titanium wraparound theme with monotone jet black seats with titanium stitch highlights. Inspired by one of Chevrolet’s supercars the cockpit features new additions and a 7 inch MY-LINK Touchscreen Infotainment System. The info-system is embedded with Sticher SmartRadio, Grace Note & Siri Eyes free compatibility and Bluetooth audio streaming.
The customized Chevrolet Cruze in Caviar Black featured a dual tone dashboard. A tan patch was positioned on either side of the centre console and was extended to the door panels. Also the accessorised Cruze stood on larger rims as compared to the regular version. The tail lamp cluster on the said version too featured BMW-like setup instead of the bulbous tail light cluster on the regular.
Prices for the New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 (ex-showroom, New Delhi):
Chevrolet Cruze LT (MT) – INR 14.68 Lakh
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (MT) – INR 16.75 lakh
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ (AT) – INR 17.81 lakh
Check the Chevrolet Cruze 2016 through a whole bunch of images below.