Chevrolet has enhanced the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and sedan range for 2015, adding a 1.4 turbo model with a six speed automatic transmission for the first time in South Africa.
Now with a line-up of four sedan and two hatchback models, Chevrolet has given the Cruze a new face and rear styling for an elegant and classy look. The interior remains unchanged, with LS models now receiving Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system as standard.
“The 2015 Cruze offers great ride and handling, fuel efficient powertrains, styling, and the well-integrated Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment System. The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is a tangible demonstration of our “Find New Roads” vision which puts the customer at the forefront of everything we do through innovation, pioneering ideas and technology,” said Tim Hendon, Chevrolet Brand Manager at General Motors South Africa (GMSA).
First introduced in 2013 the turbocharged 1.4 ECOTEC petrol engine now benefits from the addition of an automatic transmission to complement the existing six-speed manual. The turbocharged 1.4T LS generates 200Nm of torque for a smoother ride and instantaneous power delivery under all road conditions.
Power remains at 103 kW between 4 900 and 6 000rpm. Combined fuel consumption is 6.8l/100km, with corresponding CO² emissions of 157 g/km. The 1.4 turbo auto has the highest top speed of all the models in the range topping off at 204 km/h with a 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 10.4 seconds.
The 1.4 turbo models matted to the manual transmission are fitted with stop/start technology for additional fuel economy and lower emissions. Combined fuel consumption for the manual is 5.8 l/100km, with CO² emissions measured at 135 g/km. This model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h 9.3 seconds and has a top speed of 195 km/h.
Three models in the range are fitted with Chevrolet’s naturally aspirated 1.6 litre petrol engine. Performance figures for this engine are 86 kW of power @6 200 rpm, 155 Nm of torque at 4 000 rpm. Combined fuel consumption is 6.7 l/100km with 158 g/km CO² emissions. 0 to 100 km/h is 12.8 seconds and a top speed of 185 km/h for the 1.6 hatch and 190 km/h for the 1.6 sedan.
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is continues with the original safety architecture which has earned top five-star safety ratings from both Euro NCAP and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Key to the safety performance of the Cruze is a body structure which is amongst the stiffest in its class.
This taut and strong structure is fundamental to the suppression of NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness) as well as providing a high level of occupant safety in the event of a collision. It also plays a pivotal role in optimising ride, handling and stability.
Cruze comes with a standard service plan offering of 3yrs/60 000km to 5yrs/90 000 km across the range. Also standard with the Cruze is a warranty and roadside assistance covering 5yrs/120 000km and anti-corrosion warranty 5yrs/unlimited km.
Cruze Range and Pricing:
Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 LS R248 300.00
Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T LS R265 200.00
Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 R230 400.00
Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 LS R247 200.00
Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T LS R262 500.00
Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T LS A/T R272 400.00