Holden NZ is preparing to add the hatch version of its popular Cruze to the model range and has announced updated pricing and features for both hatch and sedan variants.
Holden will introduce Bluetooth as standard for all models of the Australian-built Cruze sedan and hatch broadening the vehicle’s appeal.
The integrated feature, will now be standard as part of the 2012 Cruze, on sale from early next year. Holden General Manager of Marketing, Matt Woodley, said the addition of the technology was in response to consumer demand.
“I think it’s clear that Bluetooth has become an increasingly important feature for many motorists so it made sense to make it standard on Holden’s best-selling small passenger car,” said Woodley. “Bluetooth is now standard across a number of Holden’s most popular carlines including Commodore, the all-new Barina and now we are happy to announce, Cruze.”
Two new colours will be introduced in the model upgrade and will be available on all Commodore and Cruze. Perfect Blue, a bright solid blue based on Peter Brock’s Formula Blue, will replace Voodoo, and Chlorophyll, a metallic teal, will replace Poison Ivy.
Mr Woodley said minor price changes would accompany the upgrade but he confirmed that there would be no premium added for the hatch over the sedan range.
“The new Cruze range continues to represent outstanding value for money and considering its five star safety rating and include the additional standard features it is a car that we are very proud of.”
Recommended retail pricing for the Cruze sedan and hatch range:
CD and CDX
- Cruze CD 1.8 litre petrol man / auto $29,900 / $31,400
- Cruze hatch CD 1.8 litre petrol man / auto $30,400 / $31,900
- Cruze CD 1.4 litre iTi petrol auto $33,400
- Cruze hatch CD 1.4 iTi petrol auto $33,900
- Cruze CD 2.0 litre diesel auto $36,400
- Cruze hatch CD 2.0 litre diesel auto $36,900
- Cruze CDX 1.8 litre petrol auto $34,000
- Cruze hatch CDX 1.8 litre petrol auto $34,500
SRi and SRi V
- Cruze hatch SRi 1.4 litre iTi petrol man / auto $35,900 / $37,400
- Cruze SRi V 1.4 litre iTi petrol man / auto $38,400 / $39,900
- Cruze hatch SRi V litre 1.4 iTi petrol man / auto $38,900 / $40,400