Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Chevrolet Cruze Front View

Chevrolet Cruze is a stylish new sedan and brings very modern and contemporary looks to the segment.The Cruze has been a hit product for GM in India and it has done very well for itself in the segment with only one engine option available. In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. Looks wise things remain the same. It still has the sleek and sharp lines which makes it look fast when it’s standing still. Chevrolet Cruze brings top notch paint quality while the fit and finish is excellent.

Inside, it has very comfortable seats which give excellent lumbar and thigh support to the driver and all of its other 4 passengers. It has ample storage area for your items and includes center armrest with storage and illuminated glove box and a boot space of 280 liters for all your luggage carrying needs. The new Cruze now gets a dead pedal as standard feature, 6-way power adjusted driver’s seat and the electric windows now come with anti-pinch technology. The in-car entertainment also received an update with surround sound feature.

With improved torque and 163 BHP of power, the updated sedan can now break into triple digit in just 9.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 220 km/h.It is a high performing engine and offers excellent amount of torque for in-city drives and plenty of punch for highway runs. The new Cruze has a 163 bhp diesel engine and it gives about 13 kmpl in a combined cycle which is decent considering the performance in offer and the increased power. Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination.

Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isn’t compromised and it’s a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways. It comes with ABS + EBD to aid the driver in stopping the car which is highly capable of reaching speeds of over 200 KPH.Prices start at Rs 13.85 lakhs to Rs 15.67 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. Chevrolet Cruze has been an extremely good performer for Chevrolet and GM in India and it has seen excellent response from its owners. Chevy has good dealer and service network and have been ramping up and improving their after sales network and service. For a detailed analysis read below.

Pros: Great looking, Futuristic interiors, Strong performance, Value for money, Features, Handling
Cons: Lacks rear seat space, Interior quality not class best, Stiff clutch in manual variant, FE in automatic variant is low

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Interiors

Inside, it has very comfortable seats which give excellent lumbar and thigh support to the driver and all of its other 4 passengers. It has ample storage area for your items and includes center armrest with storage and illuminated glove box and a boot space of 280 liters for all your luggage carrying needs. The new Cruze now gets a dead pedal as standard feature, 6-way power adjusted driver’s seat and the electric windows now come with anti-pinch technology. The in-car entertainment also received an update with surround sound feature.

What we like
Is sporty and feature packed.
What we don't like
Lacks headroom and legroom.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Interiors Details

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Boot space

The Chevrolet Cruze has a boot space of 450 litres which is sufficient for luggage and weekened trips and loading is easy.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Speedometer

The Chevrolet Cruze speedometer looks futuristic with a blue look and the Multi information display shows a lot of information

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Gear lever

The Chevrolet Cruze gearlever is well within reach and is a joy to use

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Cup holders

The Chevrolet Cruze has cupholders in all variants

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Exteriors

The Cruze has been a hit product for GM in India and it has done very well for itself in the segment with only one engine option available. In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. Looks wise things remain the same. It still has the sleek and sharp lines which makes it look fast when it’s standing still. It has excellent exterior build quality and a large Chevy bow tie on the two tier front grill which gives it an overall striking look. It has stylish and sporty alloy wheels shod with wide tyres which add muscle to the overall looks of the car and eye catching design gives it a sporty character. It has a well designed rear which is in proportion with the front of the car. Chevrolet Cruze brings top notch paint quality while the fit and finish is excellent.

What we like
Looks sharp and muscular.
What we don't like
Lacks build of rivals.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Exteriors Details

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Front design

In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. Looks wise things remain the same. It still has the sleek and sharp lines which makes it look fast when its standing still. It has a large Chevy bow tie on the two tier front grill which gives it an overall striking look. It has stylish and sporty alloy wheels shod with wide tyres which add muscle to the overall looks of the car and eye catching design gi

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Rear design

It has a well designed rear which is in proportion with the front of the car. Chevrolet Cruze brings top notch paint quality while the fit and finish is excellent.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Side profile

In June 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was updated with a new engine and minor tweaks and that has certainly helped matters and make it remain fresh. From the side it looks like a sharp and muscular sedan.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Ground Clearance

The Chevrolet Cruze has a ground clearance of 165mm

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Engine & Performance

The updated Cruze has a Z-series diesel engine producing as much as 15 bhp of power when compared to outgoing engine. With improved torque and 163 BHP of power, the updated sedan can now break into triple digit in just 9.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 220 km/h.It is a high performing engine and offers excellent amount of torque for in-city drives and plenty of punch for highway runs.

What we like
Has brilliant performance.
What we don't like
Manual gearbox is heavy.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Engine and Performance Details

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Acceleration

Chevrolet Cruze with the updated sedan can now break into triple digit in just 9.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 220 kmh.It is a high performing engine and offers excellent amount of torque for in-city drives and plenty of punch for highway runs.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Top speed

Chevrolet Cruze has top speed of 220 kmh

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 In-gear acceleration

Chevrolet Cruze has very good in gear acceleration and the gears are well spread out

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Gearbox

Chevrolet Cruze has 6 Speed manual and 6 speed auto gearbox

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Mileage and Running Costs

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Diesel Mileage 17.3 kmpl

The new Cruze has a 163 bhp diesel engine and it gives about 13 kmpl in a combined cycle which is decent considering the performance in offer and the increased power.

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Diesel Variants
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LT 17.3 kmpl
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LTZ 17.3 kmpl
Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LTZ AT 14.39 kmpl

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Mileage Details

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 ARAI rated economy

Chevrolet Cruze has good economy figure of 17.3 kmpl

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Tank Range

Chevrolet Cruze has tank range of 906 km

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Handling Braking & Safety

The handling and road holding of the new Crzue is excellent and it has loads of grip on offer. The steering is also well weighted. It comes with ABS + EBD to aid the driver in stopping the car which is highly capable of reaching speeds of over 200 KPH.

What we like
Handles very well.
What we don't like
Not as good in handling as Jetta.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Handling

The handling of the Cruze is great and it feels taut. The body control is very good and the steering feels sharp.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Braking performance

Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination. Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isnt compromised and its a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Safety features

Cruze has Immobilize, Anti-theft Alarm, ABS, Airbags

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 ABS

Chevrolet Cruze has ABS

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Traction control

Chevrolet Cruze does not have traction control

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Comfort & Suspension

Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination. Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isn’t compromised and it’s a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways.

What we like
Has a firm but not uncomfortable ride.
What we don't like
Rivals offer better ride quality.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Comfort & Suspension Details

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Comfort

Cruze sedan loves to cruise on the highways at great speeds thanks to good combination of engine performance excellent high speed stability offered by its excellent chassis and suspension combination. Chevrolet Cruze has a slightly firm suspension setup but the ride quality isnt compromised and its a pleasure to drive in city and absolutely blast on the highways during weekend getaways.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Front suspension

Chevrolet Cruze has front suspension with McPherson Strut with Linear Cylindrical Coil Spring and Tubular Stabilizer Bar System

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Rear suspension

Chevrolet Cruze has rear suspension with Compound Crank Type with Non-Linear, Mini-Block Coil Spring

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4597 mm
Overall Width 1788 mm
Overall Height 1477 mm
Ground Clearance --

Engine

Torque 380 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Displacement 1998 cc
Power 166 Ps @ 3800 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 205/60 R16
Wheel Size 16 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Colors

  • Atlantis Bule
  • Summit White
  • Velvet Red
  • Caviar Black
  • Diamond White
  • Sand Drift Grey
  • Switchblade Silver

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Price

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Price in New Delhi

Rs 13.88 L - 15.97 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 ranges from Rs 13.88 Lakh to Rs 15.97 Lakh. Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 is available in 3 variants. To find the on road price of Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 you need to click on the check on road price.

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 has 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LT which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 13.88 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LTZ AT which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 15.97 Lakh .

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User Reviews (5 of 14 ) View all Write A Review

great car
Posted on Jul,07,07 7:13 PM

Pros great looks

Cons not sure about the ground clearance

you can feel real power in the new cruze. The interiors are also stunning

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$ uperb Car
Posted on Oct,10,04 8:03 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

This best car in clasd...compared price wise...looks wise...comfort wise And after sale service wise....best car an excellent turbo charged Engine...with beautiful sporty interiors..stuffed with features. . YOUThful car....

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The diesel rocket 2010 CRUZE LTZ
Posted on Sep,09,25 12:00 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,stunning looks, good to modify, short gear shifts

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

its a wonderful car to drive and a real head turner.. quite comfortable too but rear legroom is an issue.. just luv the start stop feature, retractable mirrors and the sunroof etc.. The most annoying thing about the car is the turbo lag, you would need to change gears if you slow down or sometimes to overtake.. Mileage is also low but the car feels very powerful and classy.. overall I love the looks and the car is quite dependable.. service is excellent and reasonable..

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proud to have one of the beast in my hand
Posted on Sep,09,19 8:44 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

I am with the beast (cruze) arround the roads in himachal and chandigarh and feel it comfortable in almost every aspects in dry or wet conditions. Best one is the thrust which I feel every time I accelerate it.breaking is good and cornering on himachal roads on high speed is so smooth never felt it out of control. Only lighting is not to the mark. Features provided in cabin is very nice...sound of music system is good, cabin is silent, looks and feel of dashboard is too sporty. Rear ac vents under seats is so so if provided somewhere up side will be a correction. Suspension is nice. In rear space is huge for luggage. Overall I found it very good in the segment and love to drive it.

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Review of Chevrolet Cruze
Posted on Sep,09,24 12:36 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

Overall a very good car for the people who love great performance alongwith power speed and comfort. Only two limitations- Average fuel economy and low ground clearance.

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