Chevrolet Cruze facelift launched

The Chevrolet Cruze sedan has received a facelift this festive season, one that’s mild enough not to be noticed by most folks. The facelift for the Cruze is based upon what General Motors showcased last year, at the Busan Motor Show in South Korea.

The facelifted Cruze has since been launched internationally and India is perhaps the last market to get the facelifted version of the Cruze, before an all new model of this popular sedan arrives internationally in late 2015. The facelifted Cruze that has been launched in India comes with the following changes:

  • Revised front bumper and airdam
  • New front grille design
  • New fog lamp housings
  • New design for the 16 inch alloy wheels

Apart from these minor cosmetic differences, the facelifted Cruze’s LTZ variants also get two additional curtain airbags. Driver and passenger airbags, and ABS+EBD remain standard on the LT variant of the Cruze. The car is unchanged mechanically. A 2 liter turbo diesel engine that outputs 166 PS-380 Nm powers the Cruze, which is available with 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic gearbox options. The car is a CKD import and is assembled at General Motors’ Halol factory in Gujarat. Here are the ex-showroom Delhi prices of the facelifted Cruze sedan:

  • Cruze LT MT: Rs. 13.75 lakhs
  • Cruze LTZ MT: Rs. 15.25 lakhs
  • Cruze LTZ AT: Rs. 16.15 lakhs

The Cruze’s next-generation version has been spotted testing internationally. The next-generation Cruze will be based on a new platform called D2XX. The D2XX platform will serve as the base of many future cars from General Motors and the American car maker’s European brand Opel. The Cruze based on the new platform will be larger than the current variant, and will feature turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines. Also, the new model is likely to come with additional features and a revised design.