Friday, October 16, 2009

Chevrolet Cruze test drive

Our team got an appointment with the Chevrolet Cruze showroom,Triumph Motors, at Jaipur and very excited to drive it on busy city roads. At the given time we reached at the dealer showroom and the story begins like that.... The appearance of the luxury product is awesome and reflect the GM's DNA. In fact, the name Cruze proves its worth in real way. This is obvious with its exterior and interior looks. After gazing the overall appearance, I got into the car and steering was at my hand. The seating posture is just same as Honda Civic or a real sports car. The company equipped the car with adjustable steering. You can fix it on manual mode, tilt and telescoping mode. Apart form this, driver seat is adjustable for different sized people. As a result, driver can adjust legroom and headroom with these advanced features. Chevrolet Cruze The luxury sedan sports push button start, the car can be started with just a push of a button and stop it by pressing it again. Three spoke steering wheel is thicker in design which enhances grip and feel while driving. The stereo system is capable of playing 6 CDs and auxiliary power outlet on armrest. The car is built on global delta platform that turns into a perfect luxury car. Other features include next gen dual port grille with new Bowtie logo, Dynamically shaped headlamps with dual bezel design, a hollow sculpted shoulder line, tail lamp integrated into rear corners and decklid, chrome handles and seven spoke alloy wheels. On the other hand, interiors include dual cockpit design, leather bucket seats, smart screen, ice blue 3 pod instrument cluster with DIC, integrated centre stack, leather wrapped three spoke steering wheel and power windows with express down. The Passive entry passive start (PEPS) allows operation of central locking system, anti-theft alarm system and ignition and starter system without the use of a mechanical key. This, together with the push-button start, ensures a complete keyless experience. In addition to this, cruise control feature is incorporated for the first time in any car in the segment. This controls the speed automatically and you can fix a speed range by steering mounted controls. Chevrolet Cruze Stereo System A smart screen is also fitted in the car for detecting outside temperature and it shows date and time. Many other settings can be done on it. Reverse parking sensors notify the driver of the rear object's proximity. For the safety reason, dual front air bags are there and ABS system is also installed. For emergency exit, boot opens through a lever on the inside of the boot that prevents occupants from being trapped inside. Chevrolet Cruze Engine The Chevrolet Cruze is a perfect machine which is powered by next generation VCDi diesel engine. The power mill develops 150Ps of peak power and 327 Nm of torque. Chevrolet Cruze instrument panel The seating is comfortable for the driver the systems that is described earlier works well. The sound of the engine do not give an impression of a diesel engine. In fact, it seems that we are driving a petrol engine car. The gear shifting is butter smooth and pick-up is awesome. Pick-up is impressive in any gear even the third gear is enough after a slight braking. The sedan is dam smooth in curves and runs like a sports vehicle. Chevrolet Cruze Gear Shifter The riding experience is just like driving coupe car. Braking system is sensitive and halt the four wheeler immediately with the help of four wheel disc brake. Jerks and jolts would not trouble you as the suspension works in a fine way to avoid feel of shaking. The car is equipped with McPherson strut type front fork and rear one is U-shaped suspension with torsion beam gas charged shock absorbers ensure a smooth and comfortable ride on any terrain. The car comes with numerous storage compartments, which are functional and convenient for storing objects like sunglasses, bottles and CDs. Chevrolet Cruze Side View

4 comments:

Rakesh said...
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Rakesh said...

This article is rubbish. Someone seems to have copied a company spokesman's pitch at a press conference, without any understanding of any word. Its an average front wheel drive family saloon designed by the manufacturer to be easy makebale and saleable in as many countries as possible. It does not offer any superior handling or dynamics as mentioned. There is no Stability program or curtain airbags for safety either.

Sibu said...

Lol !! or is it tat u have an appointment everyday wid the car? why dont u leave ur phone no too mr salesman.

Jason said...

In the states some of us are really looking forward to this vehicle. I am not a huge fan of the Japanese makes. It is nice to see them offer this as a diesel version in India. Wish we could get that here when the product implements. Oh well. We will be pleased to see a 1.4L Turbo with 6sp automatic and 6sp manual transmissions. It is supposed to get over 40 mpg which is a stellar number. So go back to your Japanese and Korean makes if you don't like this car.