General Motors India today launched the automatic transmission variant of the Chevrolet Cruze in Bangalore. The 6-speed automatic transmission would only be available on the top-end LTZ variant of the Cruze.
The Chevrolet Cruze LTZ is already loaded with a host of features like PEPS, Push Button Start, Cruise Control, Smart Screen and Electric Sunroof. The automatic variant will also be available in a special 3 coat paint called White Diamond in addition to the six colors already on offer. The Cruze AT is priced at Rs 13.45 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).
Considering the price of its competition – the Honda Civic – that really is value for money. Okay, its not a Honda – but you get a bigger, newer, stronger highway brawler automatic at a price that will make all curent Civic owners brood. The Cruze is clearly the top dog in the segment as of now.
The Chevrolet Cruze LTZ AT also has a triptronic gear shifter which can make the drive on the Cruze more sportier as the driver can control the gear changes if he wishes. This new gearbox also has something called as the Clutch-to-clutch shift operation for added precision and smoother shifts between gears, says General Motors. One of the key benefits of this model is that it uses premium fluids in the transmission that does not need replacement during normal use.
The Chevrolet Cruze has already won the following awards
NDTV Car & Bike Viewers Choice Car of the Year
Autocar Bloomberg UTV Best Saloon Car of the Year
ET Zigwheels Midsize Sedan of the year
Car & Bike NDTV Executive Car of the Year
BS Motoring Best Value for Money Car of the Year
“Chevrolet has already become a driving force in India’s vehicle market,” said Karl Slym, President and Managing Director of GM India. “The Cruze has been receiving excellent market response since its launch in the last quarter of 2009. The auto Journalists in India who had test driven the vehicle have rated it as the best in its segment for its unique product attributes.”
Well, we cant wait to get our hands on the Cruze AT, watchout for a full roadtest.
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