Mumbai: General Motors India today launched the all-new Chevrolet Cruze in Mumbai, featuring a new 2.0-litre diesel engine, the most powerful in its segment, a new manual transmission and added features.
The exteriores however maintain the nameplate's coupe-like design proportions.
Three variants – the LT and LTZ with GM's next-generation six-speed manual transmission and the LTZ with an automatic transmission – are being offered in seven exterior colours, at Chevrolet dealers across India starting today.
''The Cruze has received an overwhelming response from consumers across India, since its launch in 2009,'' said Lowell Paddock, president and managing director, General Motors India. ''We expect the newest member of the Cruze family to continue to exceed the expectations of car buyers and stand out against the competition in its segment. ''
New diesel engine
Powered by GM's all-new FAM Z 2.0-litre diesel engine, featuring a high-performance common rail fuel injection system and advanced electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) with intercooler, the engine provides maximum low-speed boost for high torque and power density with higher elasticity across the rpm range.
The 16-valve DOHC engine generates peak power of 166 ps at 3,800 rpm and peak torque of 380 Nm at 2,000 rpm, enabling the Cruze to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 9 seconds.