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Old 18th August 2009, 20:00   #151
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Looks like GM Are trying to create some sort of hype by driving their car all around the country before its launched.

Saw the same white one on outer ring road today morning during peak hour.. Guess they are testing how the car behaves when we Bangaloreans drive during the mad peak traffic jams

But car looks neat
I do not think GM brand is capable of competing in 13L+ segment, atleast in India, with this sedan. The next year you can expect a resale value of 4Lac. Same case is with Maruthi - Quashashi!
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This is sold here in Australia as a "small car" under the brand name "Holden" and it is priced at 21k AUD which in turn converts to about 8.4 lakh Rupees for one of the variants.
This has a 1.8ltr engine under the hood over here. IMO this car would compete against the ANHC and Fiat Linea in India on pricing if i am correct.
I am not sure about the engine options offered for this in India though.
So, definetely on the higher side here. It would be 13-15L range.

Anyway, its just couple of weeks from now. Results will be out
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Old 18th August 2009, 21:01   #153
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Saw this car with masked badges in Whitefield, Bangalore. From the front it almost looked like the new gen accord. Can someone recognize what car is this? i could not take more pictures. This had a GJ - Gujarat registration if that helps.
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that should be the chevrolet cruze - a thread already exists.
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Old 18th August 2009, 21:04   #155
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Its Chevrolet Cruze!!!
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Old 18th August 2009, 21:06   #156
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It's the Chevy Cruze !

Supposed to launch in sepetember i think .
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It is the Cruze indeed, see & compare with the picture below and as said, the thread exists, click the link below

Spotted Testing - Chevrolet Cruze EDIT - Pics on Pg 5
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Old 18th August 2009, 21:12   #158
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I too saw this car near Marathalli. Was wondering which car was it till I saw this thread.

@Mods, please merge this thread with Spotted Testing - Chevrolet Cruze EDIT - Pics on Pg 5
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I also spotted the Cruze testing along the ORR Marathalli last evening. Thought i should mention it here, but looks like i wasnt the only one who spotted it around here.
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Just spotted at 8AM opposite Leela Palace on old airport rd. Looks nice but the overall length seems smaller than Optra.
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Looking at the size of the car, it shud fall in Altis and Civic category. It shud be a C+ Segment car. The car might be high on equipment levels, fabulous interiors and GM might include warranties and attractive maintenance packages. With all those goodies price GM cannot afford to price more than 15lakhs for top end diesel.

As agbenny said above, 10 - 13lakhs shud be fantastic price point for this.

Lets wait and see , what surprise GM has in store for us.
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Spotted 2 whites with just badge area covered, moving on St John's road to Madiwala market today at 130 pm, no pics since i was driving
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I did some Google research on the Cruze in the U.K. (Aldready mentioned it in another thread, this is a lazy copy paste job). The Cruze falls in the same segment as the Astra/Civic/Corolla, Its actually based on the new Astra platform. Against the likes of the Accord/Vectra(now Insignia) Chevrolet has a model called the Epica.
Now heres the funny part, the cheapest Civic in the UK (1.4, hatchback, its made in U.K as well) starts at 14,950, a far more loaded 2.0 ltr. Epica (Accord sized sedan) is actually cheaper at 14,260 .
It doesnt end there, the base Cruze (1.6 Sedan) starts from 9,995, which makes it more than 30% cheaper than the Civic.
So by theory, if the Civic starts at approx. 11 lacs in India, the Cruze should start around 7-8 lacs . Lets wait and watch what GMI does, but if that is the case, some competition the Japs are going to have.
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This cruze is sitting in the ITPL parking lot since friday. I guess its come to the GM R&D office here.
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Saw two of these today, almost uncamoflauged except for white tapes on the chrome at the back of the car to hide the name.

Probably a sign that the launch is close.
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