General Motors India launched the updated Chevrolet Cruze sedan on Jan.30 at a starting price of Rs 14.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Within less than a month of its launch, the American manufacturer has slashed the prices of the Cruze sedan by up to Rs 86,000.
The new Cruze was launched in three variants -- LT manual for Rs 14.68 lakh, LTZ manual for Rs 16.75 lakh and LTZ automatic for Rs 17.81 lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi). According to the new prices on the company website, LT manual is now priced at Rs 13.95 lakh (down by Rs 73,000), LTZ manual at Rs 15.95 lakh (down by Rs 80,000) and LTZ automatic at Rs 16.95 lakh (down by Rs 86,000), ex-showroom, Delhi.
The precise reason behind the price cut has not been announced by the company, but it is being said that the step might have been taken make the Cruze a better value for money car in its segment.
The 2016 update comes with new LED daytime running lamps and chrome horizontal slats with new projector fog lamps. The rear of the car gets a lip spoiler. The interior is spruced up with 7-inch MyLink touch-screen Infotainment system that comes with embedded applications, including Internet radio functionality, Grace Note and SIRI eyes free compatibility, Bluetooth audio streaming and phone telephony with voice recognition control. New multi-function steering wheel with buttons for infotainment has also been added.
The new Cruze comes with the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder VCDi diesel engine, which generates 165bhp of power and 380Nm of torque mated to either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The automatic version delivers fuel economy of 14.81kmpl, while the manual variant returns a fuel efficiency of 17.9kmpl as per the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).