Reliability, low maintenance, excellent mileage, and superb handling are the key features that a car buyer gives first preference when buying a car. And when the exterior looks automatically fit in with the said lineaments, the effort is further rewarded. General Motors, with its research on changing market trends and taking into account car lovers’ preferences, designs its cars incorporating all the aforesaid features. This is the reason why GM cars are so popular not only in India but also in some 200 countries. The latest cars by GM to hit the Indian market are the Chevrolet Cruze and the Beat. The Chevrolet Cruze in India is introduced in the diesel version, a lacking feature in the mid sedan category. And GM has filled the gap in the right time. No wonder the car will have many takers; it is just the launch and it has already registered good sales records. The future is yet to come!
The Cruze Chevrolet in India has been launched with a budget friendly price tag – Rs 10.99 lakh for the Cruze LT variant and Rs 12.45 lakh for the LTZ variant as per Thane ex-showroom prices. The latter variant has additional features compared to the former model and hence the increased price. The 2-litre VCDi 1,991cc inline-4 diesel engine is operated by a single overhead cam. And the power and torque figures are well appreciated in many a car review. It delivers a remarkable 150PS @ 4,000rpm of maximum power and 327Nm @ 2,600rpm of maximum torque. It comes with a single 5-speed manual transmission option. What more can you ask for when you have no maintenance overhead costs for three years or 100,000 kms – the warranty that it comes it. And as confirmed by the maintenance aspects of all other Chevrolet cars, you will hardly need to spend on maintenance on your Cruze even after the warranty period is over.
A keyless entry is one of the distinctive attributes in the Chevrolet Cruze. So, you need not use keys to get in the car. The door opening mechanism involves the use of sensors on the doors. If you have the keys in your pocket, a gentle touch on the door handle will let you experience the opening of the gate. Again locking is also as simple as opening; all you need to do is to pull the handle gently and the doors will automatically lock! Isn’t the Cruze designed the smart way in sync with the up-to-the-minute technology? And there is no key hole for the ignition! A start/stop button is fitted towards the left of the steering column on the dash. Once you give a gentle push to the button at the same time pressing the clutch, the engine will instantly start. The insulation features inside the car won’t even let you hear the roar of your Chevy Cruze.
An all-time electronic stability program and a standard ABS in the Chevy Cruze have generated rave reviews on web. Users speak volume about the said features including other aspects.