The Holden Cruze has just got better with better pricing and more features. As a small car, the Australian built Holden Cruze has seen great success and even better than some journalists (from other sites) would like to admit.
The new Holden Cruze goes on sale next month and the biggest change has been the introduction of a new 132kW 1.6litre turbo engine paired with sports suspension for the SRi and SRi-V sports models. As well as this new addition a new Equipe model will replace the old CD model as the entry level. The Equipe also brings as standard the following options: front foglamps, sports grille, 17” alloy wheels and rear park assist. Not bad for a $19,490 car.
The CDX remains in its place amongst the Equipe, SRi and SRi-V models. Standard features have been improved though with the addition of keyless entry and push button start as well as a reverse camera. The automatic gearbox across the range has been replaced with a new transmission with Active Select which according to Holden should improve drive quality.
There are also three new colours added to the palette available for the Cruze with Fantale, Regal Peacock and Prussian Steel. The names of which doesn’t actually really give a proper indication of what the colours are. We do know that they are considered Prestige Paint and will be a $500 option.
Oh and finally the Cruze will be the first locally made car to feature Holdens MyLink Preium Infotainment System. As a standard feature across every Model Year 2014 Cruze sedan and hatch, the system greatly improves the smartphone and stored media experience in the car. As part of this system the Pandora service will be accessible for the first time in a car in Australia.
So, really, this is a great update for the Holden Cruze. The standard features list has grown, the top end engines have become better and the entry price has decreased.