Thursday, June 10, 2010

Chevrolet Cruze Launched in Malaysia and Mini Review 2010

Chevrolet CruzeLaunched in Malaysia and Mini Review 2010

After successfully introduced in Europe, Australia, India and the Asean region, the Chevrolet Cruze is destined to make its debut and was launched on Thursday in Malaysia.

All in all, the awesome Chevrolet Cruze will retail at RM97,888, of course that excludes insurance and regulatory fees. The car will be available in blue, white and red colours.

Front view of a Chevrolet Cruze

If Cruze is positioned as a bargain car in Europe, it does have the quality and style especially functionality and value to give rivals Honda and Toyota a run for their money.

The initial impressions are that the Cruze is well-screwed. Chevrolet's new design gets the praises. The twin-port grille and coupe-esque roofline give the Cruze a sporty look, whilst the interior is classy and well finished.

Chevrolet's Cruze engine bay

Chevrolet Cruze has earned a 5-star rating from the European and Australian new car assessment programme (Euro-NCAP and ANCAP), will be equipped with a 1.8-litre and four-cylinder power plant.

The engine though is reasonably smooth, it is having flat spots and seem unwilling to rev even to their modest red-lines. But that is negligible as we are not even a racer or driving an F1 car.

Nice nice nice !!

Although it's not the most exciting car on the road, it doesn't disappoints. the Chevy Cruze corners competently, although a touch of under steer and body roll can let it down around tighter bends. And again, who would bother about that ?

Interior of a Chevy Cruze. Awesome nice !

The interior is well-proportioned and the sculpted seats offer good support. Surprisingly quiet in the cabin too which is a good indicator of build quality.

Full view of the Chevrolet Cruze

Space in this car is certainly on a par with the rest of the segment, with decent head and legroom in the rear. The boot is also an adequate size, but the sedan design lacks the loading practicalities of a hatchback.

There's no shying away from the fact that the Cruze is exceptional value for money. Equipment levels are good and the overall quality and finish is befitting of a much more expensive car.

Time for our national cars to look back on at their current car price and quality or end up to facing even tougher competitions from the foreign car manufacturers.

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