Body: Saloon Year: 11/11
Fuel Type: Petrol
Quote Reference Number: 005-513826
- Insurance Group14E
- Performance (BHP)124
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)174
- Road Tax£230
"New into stock here at Nissan Widnes, we are pleased to offer this Chevrolet Cruze 1.6 Automatic LS. Finished in Metallic Silver, it has covered just 16000 miles from new, plenty of extras as standard in this LS edition includes: Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, CD Player, and Metallic paint. To reserve this car, or to book a test drive, please call us today."
Stephen Karoui, Sales Executive (Used)
- Air Conditioning
- Metallic Paint
- Alloy Wheels
- Parking Sensors
- Low Mileage
- CD Player
|Heated rear window|
|Tinted glass with shaded front windscreen|
|Electric windows one touch open/close|
|Electronic stability control|
|Rear Park assist|
|Outside temperature display|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors|
|Aluminium interior trim|
|Steering column with mounted audio controls|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour exterior mirrors|
|Body colour door handles|
|Chrome grille surround|
|Height adjustable headlamps|
|Front fog lamps|
|Follow me home headlights|
|Rear heater duct|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Adjustable front armrest|
|Rear armrests with cupholder|
|12V socket in rear of vehicle|
|Tilt/telescopic steering column|
|Dashboard storage with cover|
|Ashtray and cigar lighter|
|Seatback shopping hooks|
|Mesh Cloth upholstery|
|Auto dimming courtesy lights|
|Twin map reading lights|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners|
|3 point rear seatbelts|
|Fasten seatbelt reminder|
|Rear child proof door locks|
|Driver/front passenger side airbags|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|Map pocket on front seat backs|
|Adjustable head restraints|
|Two rear outer seat isofix location points|
|60/40 split rear seats|
|4 way adjustable driver and front passenger's seat|
|Remote central locking|
|Key left in ignition audible warning|
|Thatcham Cat.1 alarm|
|Thatcham Cat 2 engine immobiliser|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|16" alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
On the surface, the Cruze is the kind of budget compact saloon that Chevrolet's previous efforts would lead us to expect, with low pricing and generous specification. Look closer and the car rides on the Mk6 Vauxhall Astra platform, has a decent interior, sound safety credentials and isn't unattractive to look at, with the choice of four or five-door bodystyles plus a station wagon estate. It isn't going to worry the class leaders but looks a comprehensive package for the price.
The challenge for Chevrolet as it bids to make further inroads into the UK car market is one of altering public perception as much as it is of achieving higher standards with its products. It arrived on these shores with the bizarre combination of a badge known for gas-guzzling American trucks or muscle cars and a product range comprised of re-badged budget runabouts from South Korea. Slowly but surely though, Chevrolet has been working at unifying its brand message and its vehicle line-up in a manner that will hit the right notes with European buyers. Take the Cruze model we're looking at here, these days offered in both saloon and hatchback guises and with a super-frugal 1.7-litre diesel engine. Could this be the car through which the all-American marque finds its European accent? The background story certainly sounds promising. This, after all, is the first Chevrolet to be tested and tuned in Europe for European tastes, having covered over 1.2 million km of durability testing. It's based on the hi-tech GM platform developed for the latest generation Vauxhall Astra. And it's styled by the man who helped create the cheeky little Italian fashion icon that we know as the Fiat 500. As a result, it's everything you don't expect from a Korean-built car: visually striking, dynamically adept and possessed of a quality feel.
Handling excellence is not something Chevrolet is known for but this car is a big step in the right direction, as you would expect from its Vauxhall Astra-based underpinnings. Aside from very quick and direct steering, the whole experience is geared more for comfort than sporting endeavour - which will almost certainly be something suited to its likely clientele. So it is that there's more body roll and less grip than you'd get in a Focus or an Astra but as long as you don't rev the engine too much, refinement is impressive, suggestive of a much larger and more expensive saloon, and the ride is pretty good over all but the poorest surfaces. Extra effort has gone into stiffening the body structure and this is a central reason for the car's polished performance on the road. Powering the Chevrolet Cruze, there's a choice of 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre petrol engines along with a 1.7-litre common-rail diesel. The two petrol options generate 124PS and 141PS respectively, while the diesel is offered in 130PS guise. Petrol buyers can choose a six-speed automatic gearbox if the fancy takes them but the standard fit transmission is a five-speed manual.
Design and Build
Lots of Chevrolet's UK offerings have been rather forgettable from a design perspective but the Cruze changes that. It's a handsome compact saloon or five-door hatch with an athletic stance and sharp, sculpted lines. The design language is gradually being reproduced across all the brand's models, so we can expect to see lots more of the distinctive deep front grille split by a horizontal bar with the Chevrolet badge at its centre. The headlights curl around the corners of the Cruze and smear back to a point along the bonnet line, while the roof drops away towards the rear, meeting with the stubby saloon boot. The saloon variant is 4,597mm long and 1,788mm wide, putting it in the same size bracket as booted versions of the Ford Focus and the likes of Volkswagen's Jetta. Go for the five-door hatch version and boot space falls from 450 to 413-litres but the hatch does offer the option of folding the rear bench to free up as much as 883-litres. In the Station Wagon estate, there's around 500-litres to play with in the boot area, but you can increase that to nearly 1,500-litres by pushing forward the split-folding rear bench. Interior quality is a sticky issue for any budget car as materials quality and eye-catching design are usually amongst the first things to be sacrificed to achieve that eye-catching price. The Cruze defies expectations on this score, however, because it's actually very slick when you clamber inside. Some of the switchgear will be familiar to owners of the Vauxhall Insignia and the dashboard design is well resolved - the stereo controls being a particular high point. Chevrolet has also built in a wide range of adjustment for the driver's seat and steering wheel which should help most people get comfy.
Market and Model
Prices start from around the £14,500 mark and there three bodystyles (saloon, five-door hatch and Station Wagon estate) and four main trim levels to choose from - LS, LT, LTZ and LTZ Executive. All variants get things like air conditioning, remote central locking, electric front windows, a CD stereo, and headlights that stay on for a few seconds after locking the car to guide you to your door. At the top of the range, customers get things like 17" alloy wheels, climate control, cruise control, electric rear windows and an upgraded stereo. Only the very plushest variants get the option of an integrated satellite navigation system but every Chevrolet Cruze comes with six airbags and, impressively, ESC stability control as standard. Chevrolet is hoping that this safety equipment, featured even on the most affordable models, will be a big selling point for the car, along with the exemplary crash protection qualities of the basic platform.
Cost of Ownership
Chevrolet products haven't enjoyed the strongest residual values, with the brand having operated predominantly at the budget end of the market. The Cruze could still change all that if the public can be made to view the car as a more affordable alternative to the Vauxhall Astra. It's certainly the most convincing UK market Chevrolet to date. Best of the bunch when it comes to running costs is the entry-level diesel, the 1.7 VCDi which can return a combined cycle fuel return of 62.7mpg. With CO2 emissions of just 117g/km, this variant qualifies for free road tax for the first year and a benefit-in-kind tax commitment of just 17 per cent. The petrol models develop around 155g/km of CO2 and record 42.8mpg on the combined cycle, regardless of whether you go for the 1.6 or the 1.8. Insurance is between groups 14-22 and there's a three year/60,000 mile warranty.
Heated rear window, ABS, Cruise control, Trip computer, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Aluminium interior trim, 4 speakers, Body colour exterior mirrors, Height adjustable headlamps, Air conditioning...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||12.7|
|Engine Power - BHP||124|
|Engine Power - KW||91.2|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||6400|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||113|
|Engine Torque - MKG||15.7|
|Engine Torque - NM||154|
|Engine Torque - RPM||4200|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||174 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||71.6|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||38.1|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||50.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||26.9|
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