There have been a lot of reports about the new edition Chevrolet Cruze 2016 and its release in India. The 2016 Cruze is already being sold in some of the global car markets and is a totally face lifted model as compared to the current generation car that is being sold in India.
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The new Chevrolet Cruze 2016 will be given swept back head lamps, a steep wind shield, a gently sloping roof line at the rear end and an overall sleek look. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been built on an all new platform which has helped the car to lose a lot of its overall weight making it lighter, which is going to help the car to offer better performance and fuel efficiency.
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In international car markets the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol motor that generates output of 153bhp and 240Nm of torque. In India, this car will be driven by a 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine that is capable of generating 164bhp output and 360Nm of max torque, while the transmission options will include a 6 speed manual as well as automatic gearbox. Since the release of the new Chevrolet Cruze in India is quite far away, it is very difficult to comment on its price. However, we can expect this car to come with a price tag above INR 15 lakh.
The design of the Toyota Corolla Altis it is derived from the Furia design principle which is the same as the American model of this car. This car has already been spotted to be undergoing testing phase in India near the Japanese car maker’s plant on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
The new Corolla Altis has been given a square design in the front with prominent lines for the front bumper, radiator grille as well as the hood. At the rear end, Toyota has retained some of the aggressive looks from the American-spec model with its wrap around tail lights. The rest of the rear portion of this car looks like it has been designed based on the present Camry sedan.
The interiors of this car are expected to be in shades of beige with standard fabric upholstery for the seats. However, the top model is likely to come with faux wood inserts as well beige leather upholstery for the seats. Standard safety features across all variants of the car are expected to include driver and passenger side airbags, ABS with EBD, rear AC vents and electronically adjustable OVRMs.
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The engine line up is going to be the same as before with a1.8 litre petrol and a 1.4 litre diesel unit. The petrol unit produces 138bhp and 173Nm of torque while the diesel unit generates 87 bhp and 205Nm of torque. The diesel comes with a six-speed manual while the petrol comes with an optional seven-speed automatic gearbox.