The Chevrolet Cruze range in South Africa has been given new life with the addition of turbo charged derivatives of the hatch and sedan models. This will be the first time turbo charged Chevrolets have been available in South Africa. The Chevrolet Cruze range has had minor detail upgrades and a refreshed model line-up.
The new 1.4-litre turbocharged ECOTEC petrol engine now makes its way into Cruze models after proven use. Producing 103 kW between 4 900 and 6 000 rpm along with 200 Nm of torque between 1 850 ad 4 900 rpm, the smooth engine not only provides an enhanced driving experience in both Cruze body styles, but also benefits in the fuel efficiency and carbon emissions.
Featured in the new Chevrolet Cruze 1.4T LS Sedan and Cruze 1.4T LS Hatch models, the new powertrain returns an average combined fuel economy of 5.8-litres per 100 km, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 135 g/km each. Both models come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox with gear ratios well matched to the turbocharged engine.