Chevrolet‘s flagship sedan in India, the Chevrolet Cruze was given a mild refresh recently in the form of a revised front end for 2016. The changes are merely skin deep as the Cruze continues with the same powertrain, which is still the most powerful in its class. We think this is just a stopgap measure until the next-gen Chevy Cruze lands on our shore next year. The Cruze facelift was also showcased at the Auto Expo recently along with the Beat Activ and Essentia. GM has now gone ahead and slashed the prices of the Cruze by around 70-80,00. However, it remains to be seen if the facelift manages to boost sales of the slow-selling Cruze and even if its does, it will still not be able to achieve the kind of numbers the Cruze managed to clock a few years back. Scroll down for more info on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze facelift price, features and details.
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Price
- Chevrolet Cruze LT : Rs 13.95 lacs
- Chevrolet Cruze LTZ : Rs 15.95 lacs
- Chevrolet Cruze LTZ AT : Rs 16.95 lacs
The updated pricing means the Cruze now undercuts the Toyota Corolla Altis by INR 27,000, the Hyundai Elantra by a lakh, Jetta by INR 1.37 lacs and the Octavia by almost 4 lacs!
All the prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.
- Projection fog lamps
- LED daytime running lights
- New front grille
- New rear lip spoiler
The changes made to the 2016 Cruze are minor and a majorly restricted to the front end. It gets a slightly updated face with LED DRLs, a new grille and some chrome applique around the fog lamp region housing the-the LED DRLs. The side and the rear are the same as the pre-facelift model.
The 7-inch touch screen MyLink infotainment is the only significant addition to the interiors and equipment list.
2016 Chevrolet Cruze Facelift Specs
The 2016 Cruze comes with a same 2.0 litre VCDi motor that churns out 166 PS of raw power and a peak torque of 360 NM. You get a choice of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission for the car. Chevrolet is claiming fuel efficiency figures of 17.9 kpl for the manual and 14.81 kpl for the automatic.
“The Chevrolet Cruze 2016 redefines the premium executive sedan with striking new styling and added features along with the most powerful diesel engine in its segment. Since its launch, Cruze continues to be one of the largest-selling Chevrolet nameplates selling over 3.5 million units globally,” said Kaher Kazem, President and Managing Director, General Motors India.
“The refreshing style and design structure of the new Cruze leaves a lasting impression with its bold and dynamic form, aggressive stance and connectivity that adds enhanced convenience for our customers,” he added.
Stick around for more info on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze facelift and updates on the launch of the next-gen Cruze in India.