8 June 2011

Chevrolet Cruze

Prices announced for Chevrolet Cruze hatch

8 June 2011 | The new Cruze hatchback arrives in Chevrolet dealerships next month. With the range kicking off at £13,995, the new model brings extra levels of practicality to the Cruze line-up. It also moves the Cruze into the mainstream - since 1988, the compact hatchback market has been the UK's most prolific market segment, especially among fleet customers.

Backed by a five-year warranty, the hatchback variant of the Cruze is offered in three trim levels, and with a choice of two petrol or one diesel engine. Further engine variants will follow, including a smaller capacity diesel. All have Electronic Stability Control as standard.


The entry-level LS model, equipped with a 1.6 litre engine developing 124 PS, comes with air conditioning, remote locking, electric-front windows, follow-me-home headlights, electrically-adjustable heated door mirrors and a quality radio/CD player with auxiliary input.

Moving up the range, the LT model starts at £14,895 on-the-road for the 1.6-litre 124 PS petrol variant. A 1.6 auto and a 163 PS 2.0 VCDi diesel manual are also available. LT trim includes extra features, such as cruise control, electric windows all round, a multi-function trip computer, parking distance sensors, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, steering wheel audio controls and a leather steering wheel and gearknob.

Cruze buyers who opt for the LTZ trim level can specify a 141 PS 1.8-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual or auto transmission, or the 163PS 2.0 VCDi with a choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed auto gearboxes. Starting at £16,095, the LTZ trim offers Bluetooth, a USB port, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, an electro-chromatic rear view mirror, 17-inch alloys and aluminium-effect trim on the instrument panel.

Top of the range is the LTZ with Executive Pack, which gets leather trim as standard, along with satellite navigation and heated front seats. Available only as a diesel, prices start at £19,295.

The Cruze 5-dr is set to arrive in showrooms in July.

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