Cruze gets even better
Chevrolet adds 1.4 turbo model with a six-speed auto transmission
CHEVROLET has enhanced the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and sedan range for 2015, adding a 1.4 turbo model with a six-speed automatic transmission for the first time in South Africa. Chevrolet has given the Cruze a new face and rear styling for an elegant and classy look.
First introduced in 2013, the turbocharged 1.4 Ecotec petrol engine now benefits from the addition of an automatic transmission to complement the existing six-speed manual. The turbocharged 1.4T LS generates 200 Nm of torque for a smoother ride and instantaneous power delivery under all road conditions.
Power remains at 103 kW between 4 900 and 6 000 rpm.
Combined fuel consumption is 6,8l/100 km, with corresponding CO² emissions of 157 g/km. The 1.4 turbo auto has the highest top speed of all the models in the range, topping off at 204 km/h with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 10,4 seconds.
Combined fuel consumption for the manual is 5,8 l/100 km, with CO² emissions measured at 135 g/km.
This model accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9,3 seconds and has a top speed of 195 km/h.
Performance figures for this engine are 86 kW of power at 6 200 rpm, 155 Nm of torque at 4 000 rpm. Combined fuel consumption is 6,7 l/100 km with 158 g/km CO² emissions.
Zero to 100 km/h is 12,8 seconds and a top speed of 185 km/h for the 1.6 hatch and 190 km/h for the 1.6 sedan.
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze continues with the original safety architecture that has earned top five-star safety ratings from both Euro NCAP and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Key to the safety performance of the Cruze is a body structure that is among the stiffest in its class.
This taut and strong structure is fundamental to the suppression of NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness) as well as providing a high level of occupant safety in the event of a collision. It also plays a pivotal role in optimising ride, handling and stability.
The core structure of the Cruze is designed around a set of efficient load paths that assist in absorbing impact energy and directing it away from the vehicle occupants in the event of a collision from virtually any direction.
Exterior and interior highlights
The 2015 Cruze has exterior styling cues inspired by the Malibu, while updates include revised treatments such as the front fascia and grille with new projector-type fog lamps and LED daytime running lamps.
To complement the fresh new rear and fascia, a new 16” and 17” alloy wheel design is now available while the 17” is optional on all LS models.
The LS models of the 2015 Cruze now also benefit from interior enhancements such as the Chevrolet Mylink Infotainment system with Colour Connected Radio (CCR) as standard equipment.
The Cruze comes with a standard service plan that offers three years or 60 000 km to five years or 90 000 km across the range.
Also standard with the Cruze is a warranty and roadside assistance covering five years/120 000 km and anti-corrosion warranty of five years/unlimited kilometres. — Supplied.
1.6 LS (five door) R248 300
1.4T LS (five door) R265 200
1.6 R230 400
1.6 LS R247 200
1.4T LS R262 500
1.4T LS A/T R272 400.
Chevrolet has given the Cruze a new face and rear styling with exterior styling cues inspired by the Malibu.