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Holden Cruze

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Holden Cruze
Holden
aka Chevrolet Cruze
Production To start in 2010
Class Compact
Body Style 4 dr Sedan (Hatchback and wagon currently pending)
Length 4597 mm
Width 2060 mm
Height 1477 mm
Wheelbase 2685 mm
Weight 1380 kg (CDX Manual)
1415 kg (CDX Automatic)
Transmission 5 speed Manual
6 speed Automatic, FWD
Engine 1.8L GM Family III
Power 104 kW (140 bhp) @ 6200 rpm
176 Nm of torque @ 3800 rpm
Similar Toyota Corolla
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

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Contents

Recent Changes

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Styles and Major Options

CD

  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Cruise control
  • Wheel-mounted stereo control functions
  • Trip computer
  • MP3 player

CDX

  • Leather trim
  • Front foglamps
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear parking sensors

Pricing

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MODEL Trims
CD CD Auto CDX CDX Auto CD Diesel CD Diesel Auto
MSRP
$20,990 AUD $22,990 AUD $27,415 AUD $29,405 AUD $23,990 AUD $25,990 AUD

Gas Mileage

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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim
Petrol Manual Petrol Automatic Diesel Manual Diesel Automatic
L/100km
7 7.5 5.6 c/h

Engine and Transmission

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Performance

0-60 km/h (37.5 mph): 5.4 seconds (4.7 seconds for diesel model)

0-80 km/h (50 mph): 8.0 seconds (7.3 seconds)

0-100 km/h (62 mph): 12.2 seconds (10.6 seconds)

0-400 metres (1/4 mile): 18.3 seconds (17.5 seconds)

Stopping distance from 80 km/h (50 mph): 24.5 metres (24.9 metres)

Turning circle: 10.9 metres

Reliability

The Cruze has a 3 year 100,000 km warranty.

Safety

The Holden Cruze is one of the growing list of small cars achieving a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The Cruze has set a new safety record of 35.04 out of 37 and unlike all other small cars on the market in Australia, the Cruze will have 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Control as standard. [1]

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Colors

  • Carbon Flash Black
  • Iced Blue
  • Mercury Silver

Main Competitors

Hybrid Models

There is a possibility that when Holden started building the Cruze, they might produce a hybrid model.

There is a hybrid version sharing the Cruze's platform called the Chevrolet Volt.

Unique Attributes

The Cruze is the first car under the $25,000 mark to feature 6 airbags as standard.

Interior

The dashboard offers a pleasent style and function combination with bold and easy-to-read instruments and large, well placed switches. Silver inserts boast an up-market feel to the cabin.

The steering wheel can be height and reach adjusted.

Resale Values

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Criticisms

"Engine lacks mid-rev response and is noisy and thrashy, no left footrest, some reflections in windscreen at night, hatch not available yet." The Sydney Morning Herald

"The petrol engine is the weakest link, particularly with its five-speed gearbox." CarsGUIDE

"At 1380kg, the CDX manual has a safer, more substantial feel than some of its rivals, but it's clear the extra beef dents performance." CarsGUIDE

Generations

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Current Generation: (2010–present)

By the end of 2010, the Cruze will be expected to be built in the Elizabeth plant alongside the Commodore and also, the hatchback and possibly, a wagon version will be introduced. There's no word for any HSV model though.

After following some criticisms Holden received, Holden is forced to tweak its Cruze for its update. Holden will offer its new turbocharged engines that will offer better fuel economy.

First Generation/Origins (2009–2010)

The new Cruze began sale in Australia to replace the lacklustre Viva and the Astra. Like the Astra, the Cruze came with three trim levels, the CD, CDX and the CDX diesel. It came with 6 airbags (dual front, side and side curtain airbags) and electronic stability control and those features were lacked in other small cars on the current market. It offered class leading fuel economy of 7 litres per 100 kilometres for the petrol version and 5.6 litres per 100 kilometres for a diesel version and the CD Manual is priced at $20,990 and is directly positioned at the Toyota Corolla, Mitsubishi Lancer and the Mazda3 but it only comes in sedan form in the moment. Currently, the Cruze is imported from the Bupeyong-gu plant in South Korea.

Much of the groundwork is done in Germany along with millions of kilometres of testing in the UK, Sweden, North America, China, Korea and Australia. The Cruze shares its mechanical underpinnigs from an Opel Astra.

Worldwide

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