Everyone has been waiting for the upgraded edition of General Motors’s hotselling Cruze sedan since quite some time now. Well, the American car maker introduced the new Cruze to Indian market today. It may be noted that GM already sells the facelifted model in the international markets and it is about time for the manufacturer to bring the refreshed car to India. However, the surprise element here is that the car hasn’t been given any sort of cosmetic upgrade for the Indian market. But the good news is that the car will come with a new Z-Series diesel engine that produces more power than the outgoing engine (163 BHP vs 148 BHP). This is not all as the new engine should also have lesser turbo lag than the current motor. Talking about torque, the updated engine, at 380 Nm, has 53 Nm of more pulling force than the older engine. All this means that the car is slated to become quicker and should hit a ton in 9.5 seconds with a top whack of about 220 km/h.
Other than new engine, the car now gets dead pedal, foglamps, tilt & telescopic adjustments on steering wheel, Up-level smart screen & start/stop button as standard feature. The driver’s seat gets 6 way power adjustment and the electric widows now come with anti-pinch technology. ICE lovers should be happy as the car gets a new In Car Entertainment system that has surround sound feature.
New Cruze price list (Ex Showroom Delhi) –
- LT – 13,85,495 rupees
- LTZ – 14,77,495
- LTZ AT – 15,67,495
While we are really happy that GM has decided to bring the latest engine to India, a slight botox injection would not have had hurt. What say?