With the launch of the new 2016 Cruze, the all-American Chevrolet again puts out a world-class car. If you are looking for an economical car, you should really consider the Cruze. The build quality – both inside and out – looks so good; the French stitching on the leather interior is really deluxe and the bucket seats are great; the cabin is engineered for refinement, comfort and control – the performance of Chevrolet’s MyLink voice activated multimedia system adds state-of-the-art 21st century digital electronics to the traditional Chevrolet values of comfort, safety and security.
The sporty shape heightens your sense of anticipation, made even more pleasurable when you start up with the special button on the dash and you hear the growl from the exhaust. And what a nice dashboard, what a quality, sophisticated interior!
The Cruze cabin excels in comfort, safety and features, especially for 2016 with the new line-up of infotainment, iPhone connectivity and safety features. The Cruze definitely deserves to be promoted to the class above!
Driving the 2016 Cruze was a real pleasure, heightened by the tight steering, precise controls and the strong rigid body. The powerful 1.8 litre powerplant gives really good performance and the six-speed automatic gearbox responds quickly and instinctively to foot pressure. It’s one of the quietest cars in its class, damping out road and wind noise, and soaking up major road shocks and potholes well. Steering needs just a light touch and the quiet cabin means you won’t tire of listening to the radio and hi-fi stereo from your own phone or USB music library, especially with the brand-new MyLink multimedia system with voice-command access and touchscreen control.
Chevrolet is at the top in world safety technology and rankings – the Cruze has the highest 5-star ranking in frontal and side-impact crash testing. All models have full airbag protection and the StabiliTrak electronic stability control, with other safety features, confer class-leading credentials for your protection, your enjoyment and peace of mind.ENGINE 1.8 litre, DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with direct injection, Variable Valve Timing and Intake Variable Valve Lift technology
MAX POWER 140 hp @ 6,200 rpm
MAX TORQUE 130 lb-ft (176 Nm) @ 3,800 rpm
TRANSMISSION Six-speed automatic, also manually shiftable
EXTERIOR Prominent new-look grille, refined front facia and swept-back LED daytime running lights produce a fresh, sporty presence; precisely crafted design with crisp bodylines and muscular profile; short front and rear overhangs give an almost coupé-like appearance; halogen headlamps; folding mirrors; tuned chrome door handles; 17″ steel wheels
INTERIOR Soft, supple French seam-stitched leather gives luxurious look usually only found in more expensive premium vehicles; chrome embellishments, new centre stack finish; new MyLink multimedia system with 7″ colour screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, voice recognition and hands-free for iPhone (SIRI); premium sound system, very useful cubby with AUX, USB ports
SAFETY/SECURITY Up to four airbags give front and side protection; Anti-lock Braking System; Brake Assist; Blind Side Zone Alert; high strength steel body; rear camera and parking sensor; five-star safety rating
Jaidah Automotive will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze or any of its cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4463 8788 or visit their website.
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Author: Terry Sutcliffe
Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 64 Winter 2015/16 from the ‘Motoring’ section. For more car reviews, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 64 Winter 2015/16 only QR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.
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