The Chevrolet Cruze


The Chevrolet Cruze is a compact car produced by the Chevrolet division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM) since 2008. Since 2008, the Cruze nameplate has designated a globally developed, designed, and manufactured four-door compact sedan—complemented by a five-door hatchback body variant from 2011, and a station wagon in 2012.


The Cruze expresses a masculine stance that made it more aggressive looking especially when running on the freeway. The split honeycomb grille and premium-like rear never fail to make an immediate admiration. The sporty profile of the Cruze starts with the steeply raked windshield and extends to the slim rear pillars. It gives you more with its beveled hood, sharp angles and taut curves. Its backswept lamps lead the eye across its sculpted fenders, around the sides and back again.


Built on an all-new design philosophy, the Cruze’s interior features a euro-styled headlight switch, a Corvette-inspired dual cockpit gauges, an ergonomically designed steering wheel, tactile buttons and leather seats (for high trim variants). All these features combine to create a feeling of luxury and excitement. Conveying a cool ambience, the five-seater cabin and its class-leading amenities include plush fit of panels with exceptionally tight gap tolerance and generous rear passenger leg, head and shoulder room. Up to now, it’s still the biggest compact car in its class.


Enjoy hands-free calls, wireless music streaming and even access to text messages and mobile apps by pairing your smartphone to MyLink. The MyLink system features a high resolution touch screen color display so you can simply tap and control, media-hub USB and auxiliary connections for your devices plus Siri Eyes Free that lets you focus more on driving while using steering wheel controls and voice command.


The Cruze does not run out of its share of tech and nifty gadgets. GPS Navigation and entertainment systems are standard to all automatic transmission variants and are DVD, CD, MP3 and MPEG4-capable; Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB Port and IPOD connectivity-ready; and can be operated via voice and touch call commands. High-trim variants include automatic trunk control, automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors, 17″ inch wheels, traction control, rain-sensing wipers, fog lamps, remote entry and keyless start – most of which can only be found in premium vehicles.


Chevrolet developed a 4-cylinder, 1.8 liter gasoline engine and 2.0 liter diesel engine. The gasoline engine’s Dual Overhead Camshaft and Double Continuous Variable Cam Phasing – Variable Valve Timing combine performance and practicality churning out 141 hp and 176 Nm of grunt while the diesel employs up to 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque, a Turbocharger, an Intercooler and Commonrail Direct Injection for instantaneous response and fuel efficiency. The Cruze accelerates with authority with a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic with manual override transmission.


The Dual Front Airbags (SRS) – Driver + Front Passenger can cushion the head of the occupants in case of impact. Effective braking is ensured by the Anti Lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.


The Chevrolet Cruze is a haven of technological innovations in the automotive industry. To experience all other exciting amenities of the Cruze, you can visit our car dealership (Chevy Pasig, Chevy Shaw, Chevy Batangas, Chevy Alabang, and Chevy Laguna).