2010 New Chevrolet Cruze launched in Malaysia Reviews

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It’s been a continued time coming, and the Chevrolet Cruze is assuredly actuality in Malaysia. Unveiled hours ago at the KL Convention Centre by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the C-segment all-around car by General Motors is a beginning alpha for the Chevrolet cast in Malaysia, which is now handled by sole importer and benefactor Pavilion Crest Sdn Bhd, a Naza Group company.

The PM additionally apprehend out the abundant advancing amount of the Cruze – RM97,888 for the 1.8-litre sole alternative alien CBU from Korea. The on the alley amount excluding allowance is RM98,767.60. Where does that amount angle in the segment? At beneath RM100K, the Cruze calmly undercuts Japanese rivals such as the Altis, Sylphy, Lancer and Civic, but is hardly costlier than the Kia Forte 2.0, which retails at RM93,800 OTR additional insurance. The Forte is additionally marketed by Naza.

The Cruze is powered by a 1.8-litre Ecotec agent with 140 bhp and 176 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm. The twin-cam 16-valve assemblage with DCVCP (Double Continuous Variable Cam Phasing) and VIS (Variable Intake System) is commutual to a six-speed automated gearbox with Shiftronic. The criterion 0-100 km/h dart is completed in 11.5 abnormal while top acceleration is 190 km/h. The Chevy is the aboriginal in chic to accept six advanced ratios.

Unlike the old Chevrolet Optra, which started activity as a Daewoo afore bold added badges, the Cruze was advised as a “world car” that is meant to address to all markets, from Europe to China and India. Testing and development were advance beyond continents, with Korea actuality aloof one of the few all-around assembly hubs for the Cruze.

Underpinnings and architecture methods are the best that GM has at present – the Cruze sits on the Delta II belvedere that additionally underpins the accepted Opel/Vauxhall Astra, while its anatomy anatomy is said to be actual stiff; torsional acerbity is up by 140% over the Optra, with 65% of the anatomy fabricated of high-strength steel.

The abeyance comprises advanced MacPherson struts and a rear “compound crank axle” unit, which is GM’s way of adage bewilderment beam. Disc brakes are at all corners, with the fronts actuality ventilated. The council is a arbor and adhere assemblage with hydraulic ability assist. The Cruze rides on 16-inch auto with 205/50 Hankook Optimo rubber.

Safety kit includes ABS with EBD, bifold airbags and Traction Control. The accessories account additionally lists a six-disc in-dash banker (factory stereo reads MP3 and has AUX jack, council buttons), altitude ascendancy and scope council wheel.

Size wise, the Cruze is 57 mm longer, 42 mm taller and hardly added than a Honda Civic, while its 2,685 mm wheelbase is alone 15 mm abbreviate of the Honda’s chic arch 2,700 mm. Luggage accommodation stands at 450 litres and there’s a abounding sized additional beneath the cossack floor.

At the event, Martin Apfel, President of GM South East Asia, was abounding of acclaim for its new accomplice Naza, which aims to accept over 20 Chevrolet dealers by the end of 2010. A three to four year arrangement amplification plan will see 40 outlets beyond Malaysia, all 3S centres.

Apfel seems to apperceive that Chevy’s cast angel needs some adjustment though. Recognising that the car is a above acquirement in activity over here, he said that “it’s not about a sale, it’s about a relationship, and we accept to acquire aback aplomb from customers.” Naza bang-up Dato’ SM Faisal additionally talked about “repairing” relationships.


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