Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013
Launched in 2009 the Chevrolet Cruze has been a huge hit with outselling its rivals every month. Actually its not hard to see why as the Cruze has great looks and fantastic performance. One of the major selling points of the Cruze has been its dynamic styling with sharp muscular lines all over givin... More

Launched in 2009 the Chevrolet Cruze has been a huge hit with outselling its rivals every month. Actually its not hard to see why as the Cruze has great looks and fantastic performance. One of the major selling points of the Cruze has been its dynamic styling with sharp muscular lines all over giving the car a sporty yet an elegant look.

The interior similarly has more styling flair than its rivals with a futuristic looking dashboard. It has got many gizmos like a start/stop buton and cruise control. Available with an automatic transmission also, the Cruze has covered all the areas and certainly has everything a luxury car buyer wants. But it seems GM wants to improve it even further. They are going to do some major updates notably addressing the shortcomings of the car.


 

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Specifications

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

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Features

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 LT LTZ LTZ AT
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Colors

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

Expert Test Review

Chevrolet Cruze Front View
Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

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. .... read more

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.

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Interiors

Chevrolet Cruze Gear Box

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 Fascia
  • Chevrolet Cruze Gear Box

Interiors Details

Boot space

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

Speedometer

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

Gear lever

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

Cup holders

The Chevrolet Cruze has cupholders in all variants

Glovebox

The Chevrolet Cruze has a spacious glovebox

Audio system

The Chevrolet Cruze has an excellent sounding Integrated Audio System with CDMP3, Radio, Aux-in and USB. The Cruze also has steering mounted audio controls

Air Conditioner

The Chevrolet Cruze has Tropicalized Electronic Auto Air Conditioning System and is quite effective and cools very well.

Arm rests

The Chevrolet Cruze has armrest in all variants

Air vents

The Chevrolet Cruze has air vents in the front dashboard

Seats

The Chevrolet Cruze has Monotone Jet Black seats with Titanium Stitch Highlights and leather upholstery.

Leg room

The Chevrolet Cruze has good legroom at the front and at the back.

Knee room

The Chevrolet Cruze has good amount of knee room

Shoulder space

The Chevrolet Cruze has good amount of shoulder space

Head room

The Chevrolet Cruze has good amount of headroom though the roofline is low

Steering wheel

The Chevrolet Cruze has 3 Spoke Steering Wheel with steering mounted audio controls and it feels good to grip

Power windows

The Chevrolet Cruze has power windows in all variants

Keyless entry

The Chevrolet Cruze has keyless entry in its variants

Driver information display

The Chevrolet Cruze shows Trip Distance, Average Fuel Consumption, Average Speed, Distance to Empty, Instantaneous Consumption

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Exteriors

Chevrolet Cruze Front View

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 Front View
  • Chevrolet Cruze Front View
  • Chevrolet Cruze Top View
  • Chevrolet Cruze Rear View

Exteriors Details

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

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.

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.

Ground Clearance

The Chevrolet Cruze has a ground clearance of 165mm

Bumpers

The Chevrolet Cruze has has body coloured bumpers at the with integrated fog lamps at the front.

Head lamps

The Chevrolet Cruze has Dual Bezel Design Headlamps which look great and are powerful.

Tail lamps

The Chevrolet Cruze has Split Design Tail lamps which look great

Fog lamps

The Chevrolet Cruze has fog lamps in all variants

Tyres

The Chevrolet Cruze has 20560 R16 which offer good grip

Alloy wheels

The Chevrolet Cruze has 6.5J x 16 Alloy which look graet and offer great performance

Outside mirrors

The Chevrolet Cruze has the outside mirrors which are electrically operated.

Colors

The Chevrolet Cruze has seven colour options

Rear wiper

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have rear wiper

Roof rails

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have roof rails

Sun roof

The Chevrolet Cruze has unroof except base variant

Spoiler

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have rear spoiler

Side Steps

The Chevrolet Cruze does not have side steps

Spare wheel

The Chevrolet Cruze has spare wheel

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Engine

Chevrolet Cruze Engine

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.

Engine & Performance Details

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.

Top speed

Chevrolet Cruze has top speed of 220 kmh

In-gear acceleration

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

Gearbox

Chevrolet Cruze has 6 Speed manual and 6 speed auto gearbox

Power

Chevrolet Cruze has 166 ps 1,998 cc diesel engine

Torque

Chevrolet Cruze has 380 Nm of torque @ 2000 rpm

NVH levels

Chevrolet Cruze has good NVH levels and the noise is well contained.

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Mileage

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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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

Mileage Details

ARAI rated economy

Chevrolet Cruze has good economy figure of 17.3 kmpl

Tank Range

Chevrolet Cruze has tank range of 906 km

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.

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

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

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.

Safety features

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

ABS

Chevrolet Cruze has ABS

Traction control

Chevrolet Cruze does not have traction control

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 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.

Comfort & Suspension Details

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.

Front suspension

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

Rear suspension

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

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great car
Posted on 7 Jul 12 at 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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Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons ,

Stylish, comfortable, the pick up is good compared to the engine power Mileage15-17 in the city Best Features Interiors are spacious and the cooling is superb.

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The diesel rocket 2010 CRUZE LTZ
Posted on 25 Sep 13 at 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 19 Sep 13 at 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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$ uperb Car
Posted on 4 Oct 13 at 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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