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Old 17th September 2009, 12:10   #121
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I like the steering wheel of cruze but it looks similar to civic steering.I think they might remove the steering controls for Indian version.
As far as ive heard, the Cruze is coming with all the controls on the steering wheel as shown in the pics. Its also getting the side (curtain ) air bags, but that was from someone who is a huge Chevy dealer. I suppose he would know the details.

The Cruze he says is in a league of its own with the Captiva Crdi engine, which on its own is a thumper in the much heavier SUV.. They are going to also get both the manual and the auto versions releasing in in close time frame from each other, maybe even simultaneously.

What ever one might say, this time if Chevy gets its pricing right i.e. in the 13L bracket for this stunner of a vehicle, it might just be the car to bail chevy out of the doldrums, as the Captiva craze was short lived, especially since a more capable, powerful, larger and cheaper Fortuner chomped into its market share.

Hope Chevy gets it right this time as almost all its cars have suffered because of some nitwit whio decides atrocious pricing of its otherwise very capable cars.

I would go for a Cruze if in the right price bracket.
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i work in gurgaon. my office is adjacent to GM's regional office in sector-32.

two days back i saw 2 guys test-driving a cruze. the car looks stunning in real life. it was showroom ready version, nothing was masked. by looking at it i thought maybe its already launched

it was a diesel, the engine sound was not much, but the turbo whistle was too loud. reminded me of scorpio's turbo whistle.

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i work in gurgaon. my office is adjacent to GM's regional office in sector-32.

two days back i saw 2 guys test-driving a cruze. the car looks stunning in real life. it was showroom ready version, nothing was masked. by looking at it i thought maybe its already launched

it was a diesel, the engine sound was not much, but the turbo whistle was too loud. reminded me of scorpio's turbo whistle.
If you are so close to their office the cruze might be a common sight around there, how about posting a few pictures eh pb10gagan?
What colour was it?
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As far as ive heard, the Cruze is coming with all the controls on the steering wheel as shown in the pics. Its also getting the side (curtain ) air bags, but that was from someone who is a huge Chevy dealer. I suppose he would know the details.

What ever one might say, this time if Chevy gets its pricing right i.e. in the 13L bracket for this stunner of a vehicle, it might just be the car to bail chevy out of the doldrums, as the Captiva craze was short lived, especially since a more capable, powerful, larger and cheaper Fortuner chomped into its market share.
Its nice to hear that we get the steering controls even civic don't have these control.

If cruze pirced at 13L bracket i am sure it will aleast win Best car of D segement 2010/ Even car of the Year 2010

GM are you hearing?

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Or else they must be creating a new space for the Cruze, may be 10-12 lakhs. I think they are going to target the Altis, Civic space with that priceband.
oh man I can't imagine what happens when they price in 10-12 L and it will sell like hot cakes as Fortuner did.

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Hello All,
While travelling to my native (coorg) 2 weeks back i saw a white car with badge on the front stickered from my rear view mirror. then that guy took left and overtook me. i was in 120.. and looking at the speed i think it was around 140 to 160... all the tapes where badges were hidden were coming out.. it was chevy cruz with GJ reg.. last number was 1012. side windows were not tinted and i could see families sitting with a kid. interiors were too good. but couldnt click any photos.. i think that guy was competing with a innova guy.. but cruz was way to fast. couldnt catch up for rest of the trip.
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Cruze is a Diesel rocket. In terms of 0-100 Km/H dash, no other car below 20L can touch it.
If you're looking for sheer thrill from Diesel Engine, this is it.
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TD report from Autocar:

Autocar India Forums: Chevrolet Cruze Test Drive Report.
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I was just about to post this info, as i read the test drive report of Cruze in the supplement (Wheels Section) of Hindu newspaper yesterday. Sounds very promising...
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If the car is as true as the report then its gonna be a smash hit.
I liked PEPS system feature
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Ex. Showroom price of Cruze (N. Delhi) will be around 11 something (Petrol) and 12 something (Diesel)
That's fantastic value for money. I don't see any other car manufacturer beating this package easily. GM seems to be lean and mean from here now with their MINI scheduled to launch in Auto Expo 2010.
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A sales representative of the Chandigarh dealer told me on the phone today that they were expecting the launch in early October. He claimed that at least 70 persons were ready to book the Cruze even though the bookings were yet to open. He said that test drive would be possible in Chandigarh after a month of the launch and opening of bookings! He said people were willing to book the Cruze without test driving it. He said that the Cruze would have two variants with the higher-end costing a bit over Rs 13 lakh -- a difference of about 1.25 lakh over the lower variant. No automatic yet for at least six months.
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For those who are interested, dealer launch happened on the 16th of this month in Goa.
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(UPDATE)
Chevrolet Cruze full specifications and features


Varients:
  • 2.0 diesel LT
  • 2.0 diesel LTZ
Specifications:

engine:

diesel 2.0 VCDi:
  • displacement: 1991 cc
  • cylinders: 4 in line transverse
  • bore x stroke: 83 x 92 mm
  • valves: 16, 4 per cylinder
  • valve gear: SOHC
  • max power: 150 ps@ 4000 rpm
  • max torque: 330 NM@ 2600 rpm
  • cylinder block: alloy
  • cylinder head: cast iron
  • compression ratio: 17.5: 1
  • high pressure common rail direct injection with variable geometry turbo charger
gearbox: manual 5 speed all synchromesh forward + 1 reverse

suspension:
  • front: independent, McPherson struts, coil spring with tubular type stabilizer bar
  • rear: non independent compound crank type coil spring
steering: Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion

brakes:
  • front: ventilated discs
  • rear: solid discs
  • ABS standard on all models
wheels: 6.5 J X 16 alloys

tyres:
205 /60 R16 tubeless

weights:
  • kerb weight diesel: 1520 kg
capacities:
  • boot capacity: 450 litres
  • fuel tank: 60 litres
  • turning radius: 5.45 m
dimensions:
  • length: 4597 mm
  • width: 1788 mm
  • height: 1477 mm
  • wheelbase: 2685 mm
  • front track: 1544 mm
  • rear track: 1558 mm
  • ground clearance: 165 mm
key features:

exterior:
  • bold new 2 part chevy grill
  • chrome grill surrounds
  • golden bowtie logo
  • honeycomb grill inserts
  • chrome door handles exterior
  • body coloured bumpers and OSRVM
  • front and rear fog lamps
  • 16 inch alloy wheels with 7 spoke design
  • electric sunroof tilt and slide*
safety:
  • dual side impact beams on all doors
  • dual air bags
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • keyless entry with burglar alarm and engine immobilzer
  • rigid monocque shell designed to pass current EU crash tests, NHTSA and IIHS crash and roof rollover tests in USA
  • clutch lock system-engine won't start until clutch is pressed
  • PEPS (passive entry, passive start) keyless GO which unlocks all doors before entry due to sensor on door handles*
  • cruise control*
interior comfort and convenience:
  • dual cockpit themed design with waterfall central console
  • interior colour: two tone dark and light grey
  • leather upholstery seats, door trims and leather inserts on dashboard panels
  • power adjustable and retractable* OSRVM
  • driver and co driver sun visors with vanity mirrors and illumination
  • all 4 power windows with driver's side auto up and auto down
  • central locking (with PEPS*)
  • push button engine start/ engine stop operation*
  • manual adjust driver's seat for sliding, reclining, height and lumbar support
  • manual adjust co driver's seat for sliding, reclining and lumbar support
  • audio with 6 MP3 in dash Cd changer, MP3 and WMA compatible, aux in port, jog dial for track selection, with toggle type controls on steering wheel
  • driver and co-driver seat back pockets
  • cup holders
  • trip computer showing instant and average fuel consumption, average speed, distance to empty and other car functions
  • engine high temperature/ malfunction indicator
  • seat belt/ door ajar warning sign
  • ABS malfunction warning
  • small screen above the central console showing trip computer and audio displays
  • time and date display
  • blue lit circular themed dials
  • automatic climate control with rear AC ducts under the front seats
Colours**:
  • kandinsky red
  • black
  • galaxy white
  • pewter grey
  • moroccan blue
  • misty lake
  • poly silver
*not available on LT
**will be confirmed at the time of launch

warrenty: 3 years/ 1,00,000 kms

Launch date: 25 September 2009 in Delhi

price band expected
:Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh

(Specifications and features may alter and are subject to change by GM India. The information provided till that time is accurate here and will be updated.)
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sid you have done it again.they are removing only PEPS and Cruise control in lower verison it's okay .I think this is the first diesel sedan with cruise contol at below 15 L cool

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I saw the car being reviewed on a TV car review show. The host said that this is absolutely the best car he has driven below 20 lakh rupees and said that the only competition will be with the new Laura. Even the push button start is a first in this segment.
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