New Chevrolet Cruze India Launch by 2018 [Video, Pics & Details]


Much has already been reported about the new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 and its India launch. However, it’s only now that General Motors released details on the new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 India launch prospects. The company has stated that the new Cruze will come to India within the next 24 months or by 2018. As per General Motors, the new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 is larger, lighter, safer, and more tech-laden than the current model. As can be seen in the images we have here, the upcoming model looks more athletic than the model sold here in India. The new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 will feature swept-back headlamps, a steeply raking windshield, a gently sloping roofline at the rear and overall a very sleek look. Read on to find more about the new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 India launch, expected price and other details.


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New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 India Launch

The new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 Redesign has already been unveiled in the international markets. However, it’s India debut will not happen before 2017. Till then, the recently facelifted version of the Cruze will continue to lead Chevrolet’s charge in that particular segment. Recently, General Motors India issued a press release regarding their plans for India. Their intention of refreshing the entire model range. It stated, “Chevrolet is focused on delivering to our Indian customers the safe, high-quality vehicles they want backed by the world-class customer experience they deserve. We have a strong plan to launch at least five new Chevrolet models within the space of 24 months, including the new Trailblazer, new Beat, Essentia, new Cruze and Beat Activ.” Although it does not shed any light on the exact launch date of the new Cruze, our guess is that it could come to India by late 2017 or early 2018.

Model Name Expected Launch Date
New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 India Launch End 2017
2016 chevrolet cruze review images (3)
The model currently on sale in India will be completely replaced by the new Cruze

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New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 Price in India

Since the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze in India is still at least a year away, it is very difficult to comment on the price. However, you can safely expect the car to cost upwards of INR 15 lacs (ex-showroom). Current Chevrolet Cruze retails for INR 14-17.66 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). As far as the competition is concerned, the Toyota Corolla Altis diesel is priced at INR 14.82 – 17.58 lacs while the Hyundai Elantra costs INR 15.56 – 19.03 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Variant Estimated Price
2016 Chevrolet Cruze LT Price in India INR 15.00 lakhs
2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Price in India INR 16.50 lakhs
2016 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Automatic Price in India INR 18.00 lakhs

New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 Images

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New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 India – Rivals

The upcoming Cruze will continue to rival the likes of the Corolla and Elantra. However, by the time it comes to India, the Corolla facelift and new Elantra will already be on sale.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Video

New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 – Specifications

New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 redesign

Underpinning the 2016 Cruze is the new D2XX FWD platform that replaces the Delta II platform. GM has already revealed that the new Cruze will be offered with a set of new engines and transmission. The table below shows the specifications of the America-spec model. The US-spec car employs a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. India-spec Cruze will come with a diesel engine as well. However, there isn’t much information available regarding that particular motor.

Length x Width x Height 4666 x 1791 x 1458 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Kerb Weight 1286 kg
Wheel Type and Size -NA-
Boot Space 418 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 L Turbocharged Petrol
Power 153 hp
Torque 240 Nm
Top Speed -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic

New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 – Mileage

City 15 km/l
Highway 20 km/l
Overall 18 km/l

Estimated figures. Actual mileage figures may vary

New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 – Dimensions

 Length  4666 mm
Width 1791 mm
Height 1458 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm

New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 – Exterior Design

The 2016 MY Cruze looks much sleeker and sportier in comparison to the current car sold in India. It is wider and sits lower and looks modern enough without being over the top in terms of styling. The overall design, with its narrow headlamps and other elements, reminds us of the previous generation Honda Civic. It also seems like an evolution of the older generation China-spec Cruze, especially the rear. For 2016, the Cruze gets projector headlamps and LED DRLs. India-spec version could also get LED taillamps and addition of chrome bits to the front grille.


New Chevrolet Cruze 2016 – Interior Design


The 2016 Chevy Cruze gets the 7-inch MyLink infotainment system that will be both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. The centre console’s design is being shared with the China-spec Cruze’s interior, and it is being expected that the upcoming model’s cabin will boast of a dual cockpit design, new 3-spoke steering wheel and a stylish instrument cluster that is likely to boast of a large Multi-Information Display (MID).

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China-spec Chevrolet Cruze 2015

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 model. And also let us know what you feel about the new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 model.

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