The much awaited Chevrolet Cruze will take cues from the new Cruze Station Wagon to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The Cruze facelift is slated to launch in India this year.
The new Cruze will have a redesigned grille and refreshed fog lamps. The headlamps of the outgoing model make the Cruze looks aggressive and hence, the designers have not altered the overall shape of the headlamp on the facelift version. New alloy wheel pattern can also be seen in the upcoming Cruze facelift. Interiors-wise, expect improved headroom for rear passengers.
The upcoming Cruze will be powered by GM’s Z series, 2.0 litre, DOHC, common-rail diesel motor that produces 163 bhp (presently it is 148 bhp) of power. The new Cruze will have an edge of a wholesome 23 bhp over the Jetta that belts out 140 bhp of power and is one of its key competitors.
Expected price and features
The Cruze facelift may have a slightly increased price. At present, the Cruze is offered in the range of Rs. 12 lakh – 14.4 lakh. The Cruze facelift version may likely retain all the features of the outgoing model which includes automatic climate control, push button start, cruise control, ABS and Airbags among others.
The Cruze is one of the best-selling Chevrolet models in India. The car is known for its sporty styling, performance and creature comforts. The facelift version with cosmetic updates and a powerful engine may attract more buyers!