Chevrolet Cruze discounted by up to Rs. 4 lakh on select stock and dealers as an aftermath of the brand exiting India by the end of 2017
Chevrolet introduced a minor facelift to its Cruze sedan in late January 2016 amidst a new generation model was well up and running in global market. Just a month later, up to Rs. 86,000 was reduced from its price to appeal for more customers. By September, a voluntary recall program was organized by General Motors to fix the faulty ignition system for the Cruze models manufactured between 2009 and 2011.
Earlier this year, GM managed to cut down Rs. 2.45 lakh from its top-end variant as part of a special year end offer. It is safe to say that Cruze has had an eventful outing in the last few years despite GM trying to push the envelope and make it a top-seller within the Chevrolet brand, as evident from the myriad of discounts we mentioned here. However, in contrary to being a capable product, the sales were not as impressive as GM might have anticipated.
As General Motors announced its discontinuation from the domestic market recently by the end of this year, the resident stocks are in eager of reaching customers. Bear in mind that General Motors won’t be selling any cars starting from next year but the existing customers will have their vehicles services and supported.
Whether to buy a Chevrolet now is strictly down to the personal preference, but the discounts on offer are as lucrative as they get. Over its lifespan, the variants of Cruze are narrowed down to just two as there is a diesel manual and a diesel automatic. In select stocks and dealerships up to Rs. 4 lakh discount is being provided which makes the LTZ MT priced at Rs. 9.99 lakh and Rs. 10.99 lakh for the AT range-topper (both prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).
On the mechanical side, the Cruze sedan comes equipped with the 2.0-litre VCDi diesel engine which is good enough to generate a best-in-class power output of 164 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. Driving the front wheels is through a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic gearbox.