Chevrolet Cruze sales cross 30 lakh globally: 2nd gen China launch
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Chevrolet Cruze sales cross 30 lakh globally: Second gen launched in China

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Chevrolet Sells 3 Millionth CruzeSold across 118 countries, Chevrolet Cruze is recipient of 88 awards till date – 39 in China, 27 in US, 12 in Brazil and 10 from other countries. Built across five continents in 11 plants, the Cruze is “Chevrolet’s testament to global focus and capabilities”, claims the company. Cruze is offered as four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and station wagon.

Of all the countries, China is the biggest market for Cruze. Speaking about the top 10 markets for Chevrolet Cruze, till date 1.13 million Cruze have been sold in China alone. This is followed by 900,000 in the US, 195,000 in Russia, 134,00 in Brazil, 123,000 in Canada, 73,000 in South Korea, 50,000 in Mexico, 30,000 in Turkey, 28,000 in India and finally 27,000 in South Africa.

Chevrolet Cruze facelift China launch (1)While the entire world still gets the first gen Cruze, it is China where the second generation has finally been launched. First unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, the second generation Cruze is now launched in China with a price range of RMB 109,900 and RMB 169,900 (Rs 10.82 lakhs to Rs 16.74 lakhs).

Chevrolet Cruze facelift China launch (2)Engine options include GM’s all new EcoTec small engine in the form of 1.4T SIDI generating 110 kW (about 148 bhp) and 235 Nm peak torque. This comes with either a new 7 speed DSG gearbox or a 6 speed manual. The other engine option is 1.5 SIDI generating 84 kW (112 bhp) and 146 Nm torque. This comes with 6 speed Dynamic Start/Stop Shift (DSS) automatic transmission. Both engines are mid-mounted. Peak mileage claimed is 16.94 kmpl.

Speaking about India launch of new Cruze, expect Chevrolet India is expected to launch the new Cruze later next year. Engine option is expected to be the same as the current one – turbocharged 2.0-litre VCDi engine generating 166 PS power and 380 Nm torque. Price will be in the range of Rs 14- 17 lakhs.