The Chevrolet Cruze is an executive sedan offered by the American carmaker in India. It is powered by only one diesel engine that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Suspension setup on the Chevrolet Cruze is McPherson Strut with linear cylindrical coil spring and tubular stabiliser bar system up front and compound crank type with non linear mini block coil spring at the rear. Braking duties are carried by all disc brakes which are also aided with ABS. The kerb weight of the Chevrolet Cruze is 1,525 kg for the manual variants and 1,560 kg for the automatic gearbox trims.
The Mylink App offered in the Chevrolet Cruze is easy to operate and seamlessly integrates a smartphone into the car's infotainment system
The voice recognition system available on the Chevrolet Cruze adds to the driver's convenience and safety
All variants of the Chevrolet Cruze are offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) to prevent tyres from locking while hard braking.
The Chevrolet Cruze is offered with body coloured bumpers and ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors) that have integrated turn signals. All variants also come with alloy wheels, projector fog lamps, DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and chrome exhaust tips. The Chevrolet Cruze measures 4.597 mm in length, 1,788 mm in width, 1,477 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,685 mm.
The Chevrolet Cruze is offered in a dual tone silver and grey dashboard with a cockpit styled layout for the centre console. This centre console houses the infotainment system, the air conditioning controls and other necessary features. The sedan also has steering mounted audio, phone and cruise controls. The higher variants are also offered with leather upholstery.
Powering the Chevrolet Cruze is a 1,998 cc turbocharged common rail diesel engine. This engine generates 164 hp of power at 3,800 rpm and 360 Nm of torque. The engine is a DOHC (Dual OverHead Cam) unit with 16 valves.
The Chevrolet Cruze's engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and there is an option of a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both powertrain options have been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
In terms of safety, the Chevrolet Cruze is offered with 4 airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution). In addition, immobiliser, central locking, speed sensing door locks are also a part of the standard equipment.
Claimed fuel efficiency of the Chevrolet Cruze is 17.9 kmpl for the manual transmission variants and 14.8 kmpl for the automatic gearbox versions. Comparing to its segment, these mileage figures are acceptable.