India-bound 2017 Chevrolet Cruze spotted testing in Europe – Spied

Posted on: Aug 19, 2015 - 1:30am IST

Expected in India in early 2017.

A spyshot of the India-bound 2017 Chevrolet Cruze has emerged from its testing program in Europe, on Motor1. The global version of the new Cruze was unveiled in the USA in late June, and goes on sale early next year.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze side spyshot testing in Europe
Based on the new D2XX platform, the second gen Cruze goes on sale in the USA in early 2016.

The 2017 Cruze is based on the D2XX FWD platform that has made the model 113 kg lighter. It also benefits from a 27 percent stiffer body and a low 0.29 drag coefficient. The engine powering the sedan will be a new 1.4-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine generating 153 bhp paired to a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox enabling the new Cruze to complete the 0-100 km/h mark in under 8 seconds. A new diesel engine is also confirmed as being in the pipeline, and will arrive in 2017.

The interior features a dual cockpit design with a three-spoke steering wheel, premium leather upholstery and a large 7-inch MyLink infotainment display as standard, with an even bigger 8-inch screen coming as option on the top-end trims, with Android Auto and CarPlay compatibility.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze rear three quarter official image
In North America, the second gen Chevrolet Cruze packs a 1.4L turbocharged engine producing 153 horsepower and 240 Nm.

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As per a recent report, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze’ Indian launch is expected not before 2017 probably due to the low demand witnessed by the sedans in the D-segment.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze – Image Gallery

[Source: Motor1]

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