The all-new Chevrolet Cruze is long due to appear in the Philippines market with some stunning upgradations that will surely break Cruze bad sales figure hierarchy. As for the matter of fact, General Motors has always struggled to make a market in a compact sedan and as a remedy for it, the company has released the all-new Chevrolet Cruze. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze aims towards greater efficiency and technology advancements and is designed to be a perfect companion for long weekend adventures. The new Cruze is packed with best-in-class technologies and safety features with more spacious interior and rugged exteriors. The new platform is bigger and leaner. It has shed 113 kilograms weight, hinting towards its better performance sheet. Under the bonnet, Chevrolet Cruze offers 1.4-litre turbo engine that offers 153 horsepower and torque of 240Nm. The Cruze apart from providing ample thrust also offers 17 kmpl of great mileage on the highway when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system. The cars design language features an all new aerodynamic sculpting for a noticeable sportier appearance and projector beam headlamps with LED daytime running lamps. On the inside, Cruze offers a host of comfort features with leather covered heated front and rear seats along with a heated steering wheel. It offers a quiet ride and laminated windshield which is specifically designed to keep your drive peaceful and sorted. Along with superior interiors and exteriors, Cruze also offers standard MyLink+ audio system with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen with the phone integration and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The 2016 Cruze is also equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility which provides occupants wide range of information ranging from maps and music. The OnStar Remote Link Mobile App has the power to access the Cruze even when it's not around. The car with this feature can be controlled from anywhere and helps you to locate it by activating the horn and lights. Cruze also offers a combination of safety technologies that protect, prevent and respond in the case of emergency.
The efficient 1.4-litre turbo engine offers the mileage of 13.8 kmpl in the city and 17 kmpl on the highway. Adding more to the economy, the car has a specific Start/Stop feature of fuel-sipping which comes standard with 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The all new standard 1.4-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine offers a maximum of 153 horsepower with a peak torque of 240Nm. The said engine offers a balance of power and efficiency, thus delivering performance-oriented output.
Chevrolet Cruze's estimated top speed is 215km/h which is among the best in its competitors. The new Cruze aims to offer a smooth and steady ride. It is said to cover 0 to 100km mark in an estimated time frame of 8.4 seconds.
The all new Cruze rides on a new platform which is bigger and better than before. It has shed 113 kilograms of weight in regard to the old model, a clue towards better performance. It is constructed with hot-stamped high strength steel which offers 27% stiffer body structure that remains light and sorted. It has the wheelbase of 2,7000 mm with wide tracks, ensuring spacious cabin area. The design language is redone to feature an aerodynamic sculpting for a sportier appearance. The front look is dominated with projector beam headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps. The rear view of the car has expressive LED taillamps that give a striking look to 2016 Cruze adding to its sleek and contemporary look. With 0.29 co-efficient of drag, all new Cruze has a slippery and shiny body than before. It has been stretched to be 68 mm longer and has undergone 25 mm of reduction in the height. The highest trim models of all get unique features like fog lamps, front spiller and 18-inches alloy wheels.
The overall length, width and breadth measures 4666 mm, 1795 mm and 1458 mm respectively, with the wheelbase of 2700mm.
On the inside, Chevrolet-Cruze 2016 is comfortable and offers a variety of features. The seats of the car are spacious and is covered with quality driven leather fabric. Moreover, the seats and the steering wheel comes with an additional heating feature. One can also expect a silent ride with an acoustically laminated windshield that is specifically designed to keep your drive distraction free. The controls on the steering wheel are mounted in a way to provide utmost comfort at the fingertips of the driver. The cabin of Cruze is designed beautifully which features a clear and sorted controls for the ease of the passengers. The MyLink audio system on the dashboard with 7-inch touch screen is integrated with the first ever 4G LTE Wi-Fi which lets you connect automatically. It also comes integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which never let's have a dull moment when on a ride.
Chevrolet-Cruze is considered as the car which provides best comfortable and convenience features to its customers. The car is equipped with push start/stop button which lets you start your engine by just pressing a button. The wireless charging feature helps your gadgets powered up automatically. Another striking feature is OnStar RemoteLink mobile app that lets you control your car from anywhere you go. The app locks and unlock the door and activates lights to help you locate the car. Apart from this, it has features like Vanity Mirror, Remote Fuel Lid Opener, Cup holders for front and rear passengers, low fuel warning light, etc.
The Cruze was designed not just to look good, but also to provide comfortable and spacious interiors. The versatile 60/40 split folding seats further increases the cargo space to keep extra luggage while you travel to long destinations.
The engine of 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is improved over 2015 model. The engine is 44 pounds lighter and doesn't share a single trace with the current mill. It offers 1.4L turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 153 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. It is further mated with a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission system. With fuel tank capacity of 59-litres, Cruze boasts the fuel economy and returns 13.8 kmpl of mileage in the city and 17kmpl of mileage on the road. The engine equipped in the all-new Chevrolet-Cruze offers a great balance of power and efficiency to get the extra mile in every corner.
The Chevrolet-Cruze is armed with high-quality MyLink audio system with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen with available advanced phone integration and built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi. It allows the user to access the phone functions such as messaging and call from the system. It also provides Android Auto Support and Siri Voice Command to access applications like Google Now, Whatsapp, Google Maps, Spotify and more. It is the first car which has a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that searches for a connection automatically nd allows passengers to connect the smart devices with the internet easily. It can connect up to 7 devices at a time and is more powerful and reliable than a smartphone.
The Radial tire type comes in a size of 215/60 R16.
Chevrolet-Cruze is equipped with power brakes in four wheel drive system with disc type brakes in the front tire and drum type brakes in the rear tire. The Anti-Lock braking system helps in maintaining the tractive control on slippery surfaces. It helps to control the car in case of emergency braking.
As far as the safety is concerned, the sedan is loaded with advanced safety technologies that prevent, protect and respond in case of any collision. The feature Rear Cross Traffic Alert uses radar sensors to monitor the traffic at the back and side of the car. The Lane Keep Assist feature uses sensors to warn the user in case of a lane change. It helps you gently steer the vehicle back into the lane if the user doesn't take any action. Moreover, Forward Collision Alert system helps you to stay safe by giving two warnings, a Crash Imminent Alert warning alert you when you approaches a vehicle too fast and a Tailgating Alert warning alerts you when you follow the vehicle too quickly. Additionally, Chevrolet Cruze also offers 10 standard airbags with side-impact and knee air bags to protect the passengers in case of any collision. Also, the high strength steel is a cage that provides an impressive protection in the event of a collision. Also, the automatic crash response, the sensors inside the car automatically alerts on Star Advisor if your airbags deploy.