The Chevrolet Cruze has been one fast car. It is one of the best looking D-segment sedans and it will soon get another reason why you should buy it. The General Motors owned Chevrolet brand is all set to launch the new Cruze in India this month.
The new Chevrolet Cruze will not be getting just cosmetic design changes like the many updates that other cars get. Instead the new Cruze will now get the new Z-series of turbo charged diesel engines. The Cruze is available in India only in its diesel variant and Chevrolet has not bothered to bring a petrol variant.
The new Cruze's Z-Series engine is expected to be more rev happy and responsive. With a square bore-stroke layout, this engine will also be smooth. The current model is powered by the VCDi engine which has been criticised for the long lag. The major complaint from Cruze drivers is about the lack of power from the engine particular while driving in slow moving traffic.
The new Cruze's Z-Series engine is expected to have a shorter turbo lag helping in improving the sedan's driveability. Further the engine delivers more power and torque than the existing model. You will now have 164bhp and 380Nm of torque at your disposal while driving the new Cruze.
This is an additional 16bhp of power and 53Nm of torque more than the existing model. Chevrolet will be launching two variants of the Cruze, one with the six speed manual gearbox and another with the automatic transmission. The rest of the car's features will remain unchanged.