Brian Joss –
Chevrolet has enhanced the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and sedan range for 2015, adding a 1.4 turbo model with a six speed automatic transmission for the first time in South Africa. Now with a line-up of four sedan and two hatchback models, Chevrolet has given the Cruze a new face and rear styling for an elegant and classy look. The interior remains unchanged, with LS models now receiving Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system as standard.
“The 2015 Cruze offers great ride and handling, fuel efficient powertrains, styling, and the well-integrated Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment System. The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is a tangible demonstration of our “Find New Roads” vision which puts the customer at the forefront of everything we do through innovation, pioneering ideas and technology,” said Tim Hendon, Chevrolet Brand Manager at General Motors South Africa (GMSA).
First introduced in 2013 the turbocharged 1.4 Ecotec petrol engine now benefits from the addition of an automatic transmission to complement the existing six-speed manual. The 1.4 turbo models matted to the manual transmission are fitted with stop/start technology for additional fuel economy and lower emissions.
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is continues with the original safety architecture which has earned top five-star safety ratings from both Euro NCAP and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Key to the safety performance of the Cruze is a body structure which is amongst the stiffest in its class. This taut and strong structure is fundamental to the suppression of noise vibration and harshness) as well as providing a high level of occupant safety in the event of a collision. It also plays a pivotal role in optimising ride, handling and stability.
The 2015 Cruze has exterior styling cues inspired by the Malibu, updates include revised treatments such as the front fascia and grille with new projector type fog lamps and LED daytime running lamps. The rear fascia enhancement of the sedan model includes a new deck lid and tail lamp design. To complement the new rear and fascia, a new 16 and 17 inch alloy wheel design is now available while the 17 inch is optional on all LS models.