Holden reveals updated Series II Cruze – on sale April

Holden reveals updated Series II Cruze – on sale April

Holden has just unveiled its new Aussie-built Series II Cruze sedan range that brings updated styling, new powertrains and a wider range of models.

The new Cruze, built at Holden‟s Vehicle Operations in Elizabeth, South Australia benefits from a multi-million dollar manufacturing and engineering investment.

With powerful, responsive and more fuel-efficient new powertrains, a styling makeover, wider model choices and keen pricing, Holden‟s “big small car‟ is attempting to build on the platform laid by its predecessor in 2010.

Two new sports models are included in the new line up the Cruze SRi and range topping Cruze SRi-V will now feature alongside the Cruze CDX and Cruze CD.

The increased range boasts an all-new 1.4 litre intelligent turbo induction (1.4 iTi) petrol engine with variable valve timing which returns fuel economy of 6.4 litres per 100km using manual models.

Meanwhile the 1.8 litre DOHC powerplant, already available on Cruze CD and CDX today, delivers fuel economy of 7 litres per 100km.

The 1.4 iTi motor will feature on the Cruze SRi and SRi-V and comes with the fittment of Watts link performance suspension resulting in more controlled handling qualities. The four-cylinder 1.4 iTi produces peak power of 103 kW at 4900 rpm and peak torque of 200 Nm between 1850-4900 rpm.

The 1.4 iTi motor comes matched to a new six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic with Active Select. Each model with the 1.4 iTi also comes paired with electronic power steering.

The 1.8 litre ECOTEC engine standard on Cruze CD and CDX models benefits from Holden engineering refinements to improve driveability.

The 16 valve four-cylinder 1.8 litre produces 104 kW of power at 6200 rpm and develops 176 Nm of torque at 3800 rpm. With five-speed manual transmission, the 1.8 petrol returns 7 litres per 100km; with six-speed auto that includes an improved final drive ratio, it delivers 7.4 litres per 100km.

Diesel power is also an option with Holden’s new generation 2.0 litre DOHC common rail turbo diesel engine available on Cruze CD and CDX.

Power output increases by 9 per cent and torque is up by 12.5 per cent compared with the previous model. The 2.0 litre turbo diesel now produces 120 kW at 3800rpm and 360 Nm at 1750 rpm.
Even with the performance boost, fuel economy has improved to 6.7 litres per 100km with six-speed auto.

In terms of styling the Series II Cruze continues with heavy European design influences. There is a new Holden signature front and rear fascia treatments and new wheel designs. The new Cruze SRi models get unique front and rear treatment with special badging a rear lip spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the Cruze SRi-V comes complete with higher-spec innovations such as passive entry and start with Sensor Key technology. There’s also integrated satellite navigation with full colour widescreen display and a premium multimedia audio/DVD system with 10GB hard drive enabling owners to store around 2000 songs. The system also has the ability to pause live radio for up to 20 minutes.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director Simon Carr said the Series II Cruze gives buyers an even more persuasive mix of style and substance.

“We have worked hard to improve on the current model by tailoring the Cruze to better meet the needs of New Zealanders,” Mr Carr said. “We think this range ticks all the boxes for people who appreciate style, comfort and convenience, as well as high-tech performance options and great interior space. Cruze also remains one of the safest small cars on the market and more than ever it represents exceptional value for money in true Holden tradition.”

The new Series II Holden Cruze will go on sale in NZ from late April, check below for pricing details.

Holden Cruze Series II Pricing

CD 1.8L Petrol MT $29,900
CD 1.8L Petrol AT $31,400
CD 2.0L Diesel A/Tl $36,990
CD 1.4iTi M/T $31,900
CD 1.4iTi A/T $33,400
CDX 1.8L Petrol A/T $34,000
CDX 2.0L Diesel A/T $38,500
SRi 1.4iTi M/T $35,400
SRi 1.4iTi A/T $36,900
SRi V 1.4iTi M/T $38,400
SRi V 1.4iTi M/T $39,900

To find out more about the Holden Cruze, click here to visit the Holden NZ website.

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