Updated Holden Cruze More Features Less Money

2014 Holden Cruze

Holden has just released details of the updated My14 Cruze that goes on sale next month and I am damn excited packing more features and a brand new 1.6L turbo engine on the SRi and SRi-V models pumping out 132kw i cannot wait to get behind the wheel of this car soon.

Rather then listen to me bang on check out all the info below from Holden.

  • New Cruze introduces savings across the range, with some models offering over $4000^ extra value
  • Sharp pricing sees new entry level Cruze Equipe priced from just $19,490
  • Powertrain line up enhanced with new 1.6 litre turbo engine and second generation six-speed automatic transmission
  • Premium Holden MyLink infotainment system with seven-inch colour touch- screen and app-enabled functionality standard across all models

New Holden Cruze will offer buyers the best ever value from a locally built small car when it goes on sale next month, with added features and better performance thanks to the introduction of a new 132kW 1.6 litre turbo engine and locally developed sports suspension for SRi and SRi-V sports models

Holden has added features across the entire model line-up while reducing the recommended retail pricing for the entire range.

A realigned model line-up sees the Equipe replace the entry level CD, adding front foglamps, sports grille, 17” alloy wheels and rear park assist as standard features to the most affordable Cruze model.

CDX gains additional premium features including keyless entry with push button start and a reverse camera. A reverse camera is also added to the range-topping SRi-V while the SRi sport model receives rear park assist as standard.

Holden Mylink

Holden Cruze becomes the first locally built car to go on sale with Holden MyLink, a new premium infotainment system.

Standard in every new Cruze model, the Holden MyLink system centres around a seven-inch colour touch-screen featuring intuitive controls that enable drivers to select audio and settings, connect a mobile device via Bluetooth (while stationary), view album artwork and customise their home screen preferences.

Holden MyLink in Cruze also uses embedded applications to allow drivers to safely access internet music station, Pandora and podcast radio station Stitcher through 3G streaming on their compatible mobile device.

1.6L turbo

The new 1.6 litre turbo engine, now standard in both SRi and SRi-V sport models, replaces the 1.4 litre turbo engine which remains an option on the Equipe.  A new Australian-calibrated second generation automatic transmission with Active Select replaces the outgoing automatic transmission across petrol models, promising improved drive quality.

Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mike Devereux, said Holden was committed to offering excellent value for money to small car buyers.

“The Australian small car segment is the most competitive segment in the most competitive car market in the world,” said Mike Devereux

“While Holden Cruze was the fifth best-selling car in the country last year, it has been challenged by continued sharp pricing from importers over the past 18 months, boosted in part by the continuing high value of the Australian dollar.

“Such competition is great for the Australian car buyer, but it puts locally made cars under increasing pressure.

“So we’re addressing the challenge head on, by adding exciting new features as standard while reducing the retail price across the range. It makes new Holden Cruze a compelling package that represents an exceptional deal for small car buyers.”

my 14 Cruze

RANGE OVERVIEW

SRi/ SRi-V
The updated Holden Cruze SRi and SRi-V now feature the new 1.6 litre turbo engine with six-speed manual transmission. They are also available with an optional second generation six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode, which delivers an improved drive experience, with better shift quality, shorter shift times and more intuitive performance.

Available in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback, both models feature exterior sports front and rear fascias, rockers and spoiler. The sports theme continues in the interior with leather wrap steering wheel and shifter with the SRi-V adding a new high quality metal appearance console.

The range-topping SRi-V features 18” alloy wheels and the SRi now features a 17” alloy wheel and both models are now fitted with Bridgestone tyres. Each also features a new sports suspension and damper tune, which have been locally developed by Holden engineers.

SRi-V features leather-appointed seat trim and heated front seats, keyless entry and start, electronic climate control and new reverse camera.

CDX
The Cruze CDX is offered in sedan bodystyle only with a 1.8 litre four-cylinder petrol engine or 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel engine, each matched with a new second generation six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select.

New CDX adds a reverse camera and keyless entry and start as standard. It also features new interior treatments including a high quality metal appearance console with chrome top controls, in addition to front heated, leather appointed seats which ensure CDX offers buyers true luxury.

A new, locally-calibrated comfort suspension tune enhances the ride of the Cruze CDX which rides on 17” alloy wheels.

Equipe 
Holden has strengthened the Cruze line up with the addition of the Equipe entry level model which replaces the outgoing CD model. Equipe is available in both four-door sedan and five- door hatchback bodystyles.

Cruze Equipe is offered with a 1.8 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with five-speed manual transmission as standard.

Two additional powertrain combinations are offered as options – a 1.4 litre four-cylinder iTi petrol engine or a 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel engine, each mated with the new second generation, locally calibrated six-speed auto transmission with Active Select.

As with the Cruze CDX, Cruze Equipe features the new locally-calibrated comfort suspension tune and gains 17” alloy wheels.

To enhance fuel consumption and improve the drive experience, the 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre engines include electric power steering. Additionally, the 1.4 litre engine incorporates an innovative regenerative charge system that increases the load on the alternator on deceleration, to charge the battery and reduce real world fuel consumption.

Holden Cruze Equipe adds stylish upgrades which ensure that even the most affordable Cruze features front fog lamps and alloy wheels as standard. A new colour range is offered and Rear Park Assist is added as a standard feature across the range.

Colours

Perfect Blue*
Nitrate Silver*
Karma*
Red Hot
Phantom Black
Heron White
Fantale* new
Regal Peacock* new
Prussian Steel* new

* Prestige paint is a $500 premium
* New colours will be introduced from May 2013

Recommended Retail Pricing (effective April 2013)

Equipe 1.8L MT               $19,490
Equipe 1.8L AT                $21,690
Equipe 1.4L AT                $23,190
Equipe 2.0L AT                $25,690

CDX 1.8L AT                  $24,190
CDX 2.0L AT                  $28,190

SRi 1.6LMT                     $22,490
SRi 1.6L AT                    $24,690

SRi-V 1.6L MT             $26,490
SRi-V 1.6L AT                $28,690

 

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
Cruze Equipe

  • 1.8L 4 cyl ECOTEC petrol engine with 5-speed manual trans or optional 6-speed auto trans with Active Select
  • Optional 1.4L 4 cyl iTi engine with 6-speed auto trans with Active Select
  • Optional 2.0L 4 cyl turbocharged diesel engine 6-speed auto trans with Active Select
  • 17” x 7” alloy wheels, 215/50R17-91V Bridgestone Tyres petrol
  • 17” x 7” alloy wheels, 225/50R17-94V Bridgestone Tyres diesel
  • Comfort suspension tune
  • Electric Power Steering, with 1.4L turbo
  • Body coloured door handles and mirrors
  • 5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) incorporating:
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • 6 airbags including :
  • Front airbags – driver & passenger
  • Front side impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Collapsible pedal assembly system
  • Driver & passenger sunshades with mirror & cover
  • New colour range
  • Power windows all round
  • Auto headlamps
  • New 7” colour touch-screen radio display with MyLink infotainment system with in-built app functionality
  • 6 speaker audio system with radio, in-dash CD, USB flash drive/iPod/MP3 compatibility
  • Air conditioning with electronic controls
  • Steering wheel remote audio and cruise controls
  • Trip computer
  • Flip keys (2)
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Front foglamps

Cruze CDX (sedan only)
Includes all Equipe specific feature highlights, plus:

  • 1.8L 4 cyl ECOTEC petrol engine with 6-speed auto trans with Active Select
  • Optional 2.0L 4 cyl. turbocharged diesel 6-speed auto trans with Active Select
  • 17” x 7” alloy wheels, 215/50R17-91V Bridgestone Tyres petrol
  • 17” x 7” alloy wheels, 225/50R17-94V Bridgestone Tyres diesel
  • Leather-appointed seat trim & heated front seats
  • Leather-wrap steering wheel and shifter
  • Driver & passenger sunshades with mirror, cover & illumination
  • New high quality metal appearance console with ranslucent rings & chrome top controls
  • Electronic climate control
  • Keyless entry and push button start
  • Reverse camera
  • Glasses holder
  • Rear seat auxiliary 12V power socket
  • Body coloured door handles with chrome strip inserts
  • Digital speedometer

Cruze SRi
Includes all Equipe specific feature highlights, plus:

  • New 1.6L 4 cyl turbocharged engine with 6-speed manual trans or 6-speed auto trans with Active Select and sports setting
  • 17” x 7” alloy wheels, 225/50R17-94V Bridgestone Tyres
  • Sports suspension incorporating Watts Link
  • Electric power steering
  • Sports front and rear fascias, rockers and spoiler+
  • Leather-wrap steering wheel and shifter
  • Driver & passenger sunshades with mirror, cover & illumination
  • Cloth seats with sportec bolsters
  • Chrome exhaust tip
  • Sonic Blue cloth trim with Perfect Blue and Karma exterior colours

+ spoiler on sedan only

Cruze SRi-V
Includes all SRi specific feature highlights, plus:

  • 18” x 8” alloy wheels, 235/45R18-94W Bridgestone Tyres
  • Leather appointed seat trim & heated front seats
  • New high quality metal appearance console
  • Electronic climate control
  • Keyless entry and push button start
  • Reverse camera
  • Glasses holder

^$4,000 extra value based on SRi MY14 Cruze v SRi MY13 Cruze. Based on reduction in recommended retail price, RRP value of Rear Park Assist and MyLink premium infotainment system inclusions and new engine.

Thank you to Holden for the above pics and info check out Holdens website http://www.holden.com.au

3 thoughts on “Updated Holden Cruze More Features Less Money

  1. these upgrades fix some of the things i was critical of. the stereo had buttns at the bottom of the touch screen which were hard to get to, and the SRIv needed more power desperately. On those big wheels we spoke about i reckon this is a winner.

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