Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Cruze vs Volkswagen Jetta Specification

When two cars are launched simultaneously in the same car segment by two different companies then comparisons are bound to happen. So here we compare both the Chevrolet Cruze 2012 and Volkswagen Jetta 2012 and see what the cars are offering and which one is better for the Indian car market. The Exteriors of 2012 Chevrolet Jetta is Conservative only the arched roofline gives a new look. Inside the car the wrap-around, multitier instrument panel appears stylish and it looks great. The fit and finish of the car are excellent as in all Chevrolet cars. The use of padded dash materials; grippy rubber-nubbed climate control dials and audio knobs; and high-quality upholstery gives somewhat up market feel.

The Exterior of Volkswagen Jetta sits fairly upright, and is good-looking. As compared to other Volkswagen cars the new Volkswagen Jetta has new facets and creases that give it a more pronounced outline. The interior of Volkswagen Jetta looks lavish with the use of hard black plastics and open-grained trim and big round gauges gives it a classic look. Seats are spacious and comfortable. The engine of 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is 2.0 litres 1998 cc DOHC which produces power of 166 PS at 3800 rpm and peak torque of 380 Nm at 2000 rpm. With a six speed manual transmission the Cruze sprints from 0-100 kmph in mere 9.6 seconds with a top speed of 210 kmph. On the other hand the new Volkswagen Jetta has a 2.0Litre, 4-cylinder CRDi engine which produces power of 140 PS at 4200 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. The car has a six speed gear box and has a top speed of 210 kmph.

The features of 2012 Chevrolet Cruze includes Electro-chromatic rear view mirror, Mood sensing interior lights, Rain sensitive windscreen wipers, Centre armrest with storage, Programmable Headlamps, Bluetooth Music Streaming, Illuminated glove box, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, AC with climate control, Rear parking sensors, and one touch powered Operation etc. Whereas the features of Volkswagen Jetta includes Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel, 6 CD changer with 10 soothing speakers, ORVMs, Front and Rear Cup-holders, Dual AC vents, Multi functional Steering Wheel, Sun-roof, Rain Sensing Wiper, Night Sensing Headlamps, etc. The new 2012 Chevrolet Cruze gives a mileage of 17.3 kmpl on the other hand the Volkswagen Jetta gives a mileage of 12.5 kmpl in city and 15.5 kmpl on highways. The all new 2012 Chevrolet Cruze price is in a price bracket of Rs.13.85 lakhs to Rs.15.57 lakhs while the Volkswagen Jetta price is in the bracket of Rs.13.60 lakhs to Rs.17.99 lakhs. With this comparison it is clear that 2012 Chevrolet Cruze outshines the new Volkswagen Jetta in all aspects. And this makes 2012 Chevrolet Cruze the clear winner. I shared that Fiat Punto launched in UK this month.

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