India-bound 2017 Chevrolet Cruze launched in China

Posted on: Jul 23, 2016 - 12:11pm IST

New model available in seven trim levels, starting at RMB 109,900 (INR 11,02,784.71).

Chevrolet launched the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze in China earlier this week. The Cruze in China is now identical to the North American-spec model. The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is available in seven trim levels, with prices starting at RMB 1,09,900 (INR 11,02,784.71) and going up to RMB 1,69,900 INR (17,04,850.98).

China-spec 2017 Chevrolet Cruze front three quarters launch event
The 1.4-litre turbocharged engine now produces 240 Nm of torque, up from 235 Nm previously.

The older Chevrolet Cruze measured 4,567 mm in length, 1,786 mm in width and 1,454 mm in height, and had a wheelbase of 2,662 mm. The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze measures 4,666 mm (+99 mm) in length, 1,807 mm (+21 mm) in width and 1,460 mm (+6 mm) in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm (+38 mm). The new Cruze is bigger in every major aspect, but Chevrolet isn’t adding the ‘XL’ suffix to the name, as reported earlier.

The 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine now produces 110 kW (147 hp) and 240 Nm (+5 Nm) of torque, and is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, like before, develops 84 kW (112 hp) and 146 Nm of torque. However, instead of a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission, this unit can now be linked to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

China-spec 2017 Chevrolet Cruze front launch event
The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine can now be had with a new 6-speed manual transmission which replaces the 5-speed manual transmission.

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The second-gen Chevrolet Cruze is one of five new models to be launched by GM India in the next two years. The other four new models are the new Chevrolet Trailblazer (facelift), next-gen Chevrolet Beat, Chevrolet Essentia compact sedan and Chevrolet Beat Activ.

China-spec 2017 Chevrolet Cruze – Image Gallery

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