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Old 24th October 2013, 13:21   #1
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Default 2013 Chevy Cruze Facelift - Launched in India @ 13.75 Lakhs

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Facelift launched

GM India has silently launched the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze facelift in the country, informing us through a Facebook update. The visually different Cruze now gets a redesigned grille, which is referred to by GM as a dual port grille, an all-new front bumper with a chrome lining for the foglight enclosure, newly designed alloy wheels and a mildly reskinned headlight cluster.

In terms of features, the top-end LTZ model now gets side airbags in addition to the dual front ones thus taking the total count of airbags to four. The base LT model gets only a driver and passenger side airbag though.

Mechanically, the Cruze is powered by the same 1,998cc four-cylinder diesel engine producing 166 PS and 380 Nm of torque. Transmission options include either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic unit. The manual has its ARAI fuel efficiency pegged at 17.3 km/l.

This is the second update GM India has given the Cruze, the first update which happened in June last year saw a mild retuning for the 2.0-liter engine.

Meanwhile, GM has already commenced testing the next generation Cruze which will go on sale by the end of 2015.

Chevrolet Cruze Face-lift Prices
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L LT MT INR 13.75 lakhs
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L LTZ MT INR 15.25 lakhs
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L LTZ AT INR 16.15 lakhs
[Note: Prices are ex-Showroom, New Delhi.]

Some pictures of the face-lift;

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Source: http://indianautosblog.com/2013/10/2...aunched-101608
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Default Re: 2013 Chevy Cruze Facelift - Launched in India @ 13.75 Lakhs

Looks good in pictures, love that foglamp housing! Will wait to see one on the road before final verdict.

Price has gone down marginally for the diesel MT, but shot quite high for the AT (compared to the 2012 Facelift (2012 Chevrolet Cruze : Official Review)).

Don't think the current gen Cruze will ever become the segment leader that it once was. It's 4+ years old now, and the competition has upped the game (Elantra, Octavia etc.).

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This car still has plenty of turbo lag which is unacceptable in my opinion especially in th segment it competes in. Chevrolet should tune this engine for driveability as the current is notorious for its turbo lag.

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Not a fan of GM but the Cruze has always been my favourite Diesel sedan.
The new front looks like the Predator's face.

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Nothing great about the facelift. Ideally this should have been offered when the engine was given extra horses.

Size apart, the alloy wheel design is almost identical to the Sail-Uva:
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The fog lamp housing looks completely out of place . The headlights are horizontal and the fog lamp housing is vertical , looks really weird . If this is what they mean by facelift , its horrible .
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The rear continues to look bland. GM should have changed the tail lamps. Alloy wheel design isnt great either.

A wasted or half-hearted effort by GM.

Pricing is decent.
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Looks good, but I guess, in my opinion, the Alloy design on the older car was hotter.

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Nothing great about the facelift. Ideally this should have been offered when the engine was given extra horses.

Size apart, the alloy wheel design is almost identical to the Sail-Uva
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Looks good in pictures, love that foglamp housing! Will wait to see one on the road before final verdict.
I agree with you on this part of the facelift looks and moreover I feel all are going the i20 fog lamp way. Swift then now the Cruze too.

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Don't think the current gen Cruze will ever become the segment leader that it once was. It's 4+ years old now, and the competition has upped the game (Elantra, Octavia etc.).
I would blame the company for the state of the car today. No aggressive marketing strategy or any great upgrades keeping the competition in mind.

Anurag.

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I've got to say this is a bad excuse of a facelift. Small changes in the front bumper and grille, and 2 airbags? Maruti generally does more with their facelifts.

Present Cruze owners do tell if there are some other differences you can spot.

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This is a disappointment to say the least. Minimal changes in the front, that too for the worse. I think the older one had a more aggressive stance without overdoing it. This one is overdone. And the alloys look worse.
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This is just too loud for my liking. The older Cruze looked so much better. Excuse of a face lift. Whenever I do upgrade in the future this is one car I would seriously consider but this face lift is hideous. I don't know if its only me or other members also agree that the old Cruze looked better.
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Why on earth did they not give us the updated dashboard and infotainment system like the rest of the world? Anyways no one buys the Cruze now and these minor updates wont find any new buyers. The competition offers a lot more and now only the next generation Cruze can bring GM back into contention.
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Not a fan of GM but the Cruze has always been my favourite Diesel sedan.
The new front looks like the Predator's face.

-Bhargav
IMHO, the XUV5OO is a copy of the Predator and not the Cruze facelift.

I kind of liked the facelift in a few angles, but Chevrolet seems to be sleeping. Competition has already pushed the bar very high with their latest offering (just look at the new Octavia!!!)

Wake up Chevy!!!
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