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  • Bent 8 Brigade

    A winner…again, just like the sedan.
    But now let’s hear some negativity from bungle and his special friend mohamed

    • Bent 8 Brigade

      Holden needs to drop the price of the diesel option from $4000 to $2000

      • DangerousGuy

        FUGLY!!!!!

      • Davo

        2011 and all the Holden faithful have to brag about is a FWD 4 cylinder cut price POS. Sad thing is they’re lapping it up by the bucketful.

        Just proves you can put a Holden badge on anything and it’ll sell. Talk about misguided patriotism.

      • fozzee

        spot on the money $2000, why $4000

      • dashton

        You get better resale in a diesel, which is well known and they can charge more for it

    • Pro346

      Yeah “special” freind….

    • Dave

      Why would the 1.4L be the pick? It may go fine – while it’s still running, but I am sure I am not the only person with a bias against a 1400cc buzz box.

      How soon until an engine rebuild?

      Same goes for VW and the other manufacturers. I’d never spend big money on a car that has to thrash its guts out – even if it goes OK.

      • Tony

        Its the opposite to what you think Dave
        The 1.8 is the one that needs to be thrashed to get it going.
        with 200NM of torque at 2000RPM the 1.4 trubo need not be pushed to hard to have respectable acceleration.
        The end result of that being better fuel consumption. you win all round with the turbo.
        Drive them both and you will understand.

        • Daniel Woodrow

          Im a diesel fitter for Cat Global mining and i’ll tell you from experience that many clowns won’t understand about the 1.4′s wide torque curve Tony.

      • Steel

        You missed the point. It doesn’t need to thrash because the torque is available across a wide rev range.

      • Daniel Woodrow

        I’m a diesel fitter for Cat global mining, You have no idea what you are blabbering on about Dave, if you don’t know don’t comment.

      • Gibbut

        a friend has the 1.4…. hates it, she said its so slow.  i thought it would have to go ok? but she begs to differ,

        another friend has a cruze and the chrome peeled off the interior door openers and cut his fingers.

    • Motorsport

      Give Holden a clean piece of paper and they will come up with a design that will knock your socks off. Give them (or anyone) a Daewoo, Kia, etc. and ask them to make it look good, you will be pushing the proverbial uphill. They have done as all that is possible to polish this turd.

      • Daniel Woodrow

        Another idiot, Motorspat you have absolutely no idea.

    • scottjames_12

      Honestly I really just don’t get the popularity of this car. I think it’s only doing well because Holden have done a fantastic job pushing the ‘Australian’ factor, some of which borders on flat out lying in my opinion.

      Put it this way, if this car wasn’t ‘Built in Australia’ *cough* how well do you think it would be doing? About as well as the Epica? Oh well. If you people are willing to put up with a substandard product because you think you’re doing the economy a solid, then that’s up to you.

      • Pro346

        It sold well when it was made in korea.

      • Bangle

        How is it substandard?
        You comment smacks of ignorance. I don’t believe for a second you had driven one!
        How is this NOT an Australian manufactured car?
        It uses parts from around the world. Find me another car that doesn’t!
        Your opinion has so many holes you’d do well to not share it or else “scottjames_12″ will be regarded as a fool.

        • scottjames_12

          FYI, I have driven a Cruze. The interior was low rent, the engine was loud and gutless and the ride was poor. I think it is substandard because I fell that it is lower (sub) than the standard set by other cars in its class. Sure, it’s cheaper, because it has to be..

          I’m not saying that it isn’t assembled here. Calling it ‘Australia’s small car’ is stretching the truth, don’t you think?

          Oh, and how can an opinion have holes? It’s my opinion. And I think you will find that it is one that many others share. Give me evidence that something I’ve said is wrong and I will happily admit it, otherwise it is not me that looks like the fool…

          • Bangle

            You’ve justified nothing. Facts – where are they? All the subjective ranting in the world proves nothing.
            You are making strong suggestions that this is not Australian made. Or did you miss that obvious mistake? It is not a lie by Holden.
            How can you call it sub-standard in it’s class? It beats it’s competitors in many regards, even dearer models.
            You say you drove the Cruze, was it the Series 2? Calling it loud and gutless makes me think at best you drove the 1.8L, and more likely the old model. The ride isn’t poor. It’s certainly below that of the Golf and Focus in purely sporting dynamic terms but as far as comfort is concerned it is fantastic. Every bit the competitor.
            So care to tell how it’s sub-standard in it’s class?
            All thoughtless comments you have crafted.

          • Gibbut

            figures say 40% of it is manufactured here. im pretty sure it arrives in a big cardboard box from china and korea and is ASSEMBLED here.

          • scottjames_12

            Thoughtless comments? Get of your high horse mate. It’s my opinion that the car is sub standard based upon my experiences with it. What exactly makes your ‘subjective ranting’ any more valid than mine?

          • Bangle

            Experiences you won’t even elaborate on. You have 0 credibility. Go test drive one, the series 2 1.4T or Diesel.
            Then maybe you are worth listening to. Otherwise go find a euro lovers forum.

          • scottjames_12

            Bangle, I’d tell you where to go but I’d probably be breaking posting rules.

            I’ve described my experience in a Cruze. What more do you want? You are obviously too one-eyed to believe that anyone could have an opinion that isn’t the same as your own.

            I’m not going to waste any more of my time replying to you.

          • Bangle

            You’ve justified nothing. Facts – where are they? All the subjective ranting in the world proves nothing.
            You are making strong suggestions that this is not Australian made. Or did you miss that obvious mistake? It is not a lie by Holden.
            How can you call it sub-standard in it’s class? It beats it’s competitors in many regards, even dearer models.
            You say you drove the Cruze, was it the Series 2? Calling it loud and gutless makes me think at best you drove the 1.8L, and more likely the old model. The ride isn’t poor. It’s certainly below that of the Golf and Focus in purely sporting dynamic terms but as far as comfort is concerned it is fantastic. Every bit the competitor.
            So care to tell how it’s sub-standard in it’s class?
            All thoughtless comments you have crafted.

      • Bangle

        How is it substandard?
        You comment smacks of ignorance. I don’t believe for a second you had driven one!
        How is this NOT an Australian manufactured car?
        It uses parts from around the world. Find me another car that doesn’t!
        Your opinion has so many holes you’d do well to not share it or else “scottjames_12″ will be regarded as a fool.

      • Peter Stone

        Its always done well, the only reason it did better since it was built here is cause of the attractive SRi-V models, awesome 1.4t and shit lods more STD kit.

    • Torque

      The Chevrolet Cruze grill/ front end looks heaps better, I do not know why Holden had to change it, and fit that oversized badge as well. The high unbraked towing rating says a lot.

      • Really?

        “The high unbraked towing rating says a lot” – actually I thought it was rather poor.

        • Torque

          Poor unbraked tow rating? what car is better in class for the money ?
          Are you comparing it to a new K200 ?

        • Dumb David

          Another bus riding inner city dweller with NFI mouthing off.

        • DW

          The only ‘rather poor’ thing here is your uneducated reply, I bought the cruze 1.4T for its overall flexibility.

    • autoreview

      Interesting the engineers are photographed taking the Korean beast for a roadtrip. Are they testing to see if the tail gate falls off? Everything else has already been engineered and tested in Korea long ago.

    • Rick

      I’ll bet if it still had the daewoo badge on it everyone wouldn’t be praising this car

  • Adam

    Cue the Holden haters, who hate the car so much they’re compelled to read about it and comment.

    • Eric

      Not holden haters GMKorea haters.

    • GTI

      Like all the VW haters do in threads that mention a VW.

  • Leigh

    Still not better than a Focus.

    • duckula

      cept at least they bolt it together here… unlike ford.

      • Jeff

        That’s why it’s not better than a Focus.

        • Steel

          I would love for Holden to release a 1.6T sports version :)

          • Gianni

            I’d rather the 1.8 to be turbocharged. Like an old polo gti

        • Pro346

          So the focus will be shit when production moves to south africa or thailand….

          • Huh?

            Please, will somebody give this guy a clue ….

    • Steel

      I agree, however, I bought a Cruze because A. the focus had no manual diesel, B. The focus was substantially dearer C. The Cruze was built here and D. I got a 5 year factory warranty – let’s see Ford (or VW) do that!
      The Cruze also has more power and torque yet achieves almost identical fuel consumption.

      So it’s still not better than the Focus, but on so many levels, it is.

      • Bangel

        YES I AGREE 5 YEAR WARRANTY its going to need it with those diesel handgrenades blowing up after a couple of years , if you dont believe me ask corporal zero and his mate harry the tray top driver .

        • Steel

          Actually, I feel sorry for those fools that bought a 118TSI Golf. Check the classifieds for them going cheap in the next year or two. You’d be seriously mad to keep it beyond warranty.
          Personally I figure if a company reakons a car is good enough to put a long warranty on it then it’s probably going to make the distance. After all, they are in the business to make money, not replace lunched engines like VW has been. So far it’s an approach that has worked extremely well for Hyundai.

          • Frenchie

            Don’t VW’s have problems with their gearboxes?

          • Bent 8 Brigade

            lol I do believe bungle just got owned

          • Phil

            Wrong Steel, the brands that offer the 5 year warrantys – Mitsubishi, Kia, Hyundai and Renault also happen to record between average and the worst results in reliability data/surveys. The best performing brands in reliability data/surveys all come from ones offering 3 year warrantys.

          • dashton

            It is interesting to see you say that Mitsubishi and Hyundai have the worst in reliability surveys. My wife owns a Getz it is 5 years old and have never had a problem. I just traded my 380 in (on a Cruze 6 manual diesel hatch) with 164K on the ODO, never had a problem. I think if cars are treated poorly then they will have problems.

          • Eric

            I thought the loner warranty is designed to keep you in the dealer service centers longer.

            I also thought I read the average car is sold at 3.8 years after purchase so who cares how much longer the warranty goes after its gone??

          • Bangle

            @ Phil,
            you meaan like Great Wall’s 3yr 100,000Km Warranty?

      • Steel

        Correction: it has the same power as the Focus but the Cruze has 20NM more torque.

        • Lynchy

          This car is fine if you want something that has a lot of features and is very affordable but honestly if there are people out there who are constrained to a budget there’s no way you would take a Cruz over the current competition. Anyone who claims they test drove the other brands and believes the Cruz was the pick has managed to convince themselves of that opinion after the fact.

          Dynamically this car is a generation behind it’s competition, people are asking for 1.6T sports model, you’ll probably be waiting for a while, the chasis hasn’t really been future proofed for much more power than they have running through it already.

          If people are going to claim patriotisim formed part of their argument for buying a Cruz I suggest they reconsider their car choice and buy a 6 cylinder Falcon, Designed and Built in Australia and uses an all Australian engine that is a belter, either that or joine the military.

          • Tony

            there’s already an ecotec 1.6 turbo with 135kW 230Nm overseas… i doubt it will ever come here but just saying it exists and drives well obviously

          • Steel

            I did drive the Focus and the Golf GTI. I’m a big fan of both both but they just had no value to the equation. Comparing apples to apples, the only area the cruze is really deficient is in the driving dynamics. Even this is only when compared to the Focus and Golf – it’s other competitors are below it. For a daily driver it’s more than adequate. I’ve been through corners at the same speed as a civic where the civic looked like it was about to roll over yet the Cruze remained composed, experiencing only some body roll.So the truth is it’s no enthusiast’s car but neither is the Focus until they get the Ecoboost put in.
            The Focus felt much tighter for space in the cabin.
            My only critique of the GTI is really the price. $45K for a small car may be fine for many but I can’t see the value, particularly when I’m never going to the track.
            The closer competitor is the 118TSI and I’d be foolish to buy that with it’s reliability problems. Unfortunately I couldn’t wait for VW to release it’s replacement engine – the uprated 1.4T. That would have been the sweet spot.
            I would have also beet attracted to the 1.6T Ecoboost if Ford had released it. Seems the Brittish love it for good reason, only Ford Australia have no idea what the public want.
            So those that want to tell me how inferior it is, I’ll bet they haven’t even sat in the Series 2 Cruze, much less driven one.
            So what you are saying is true, money was a big factor (as it usually is for most) in buying the Cruze. But if money was not an issue, I’m not sure I’d settle for a Focus or Golf either. There are better options if you have the cash.

          • dashton

            I considered a falcon ecolpi – couldn’t see how it was worth 10K more than a manual diesel cruze. There is no way I will save 10k in fuel over the life of the vehicle. To me you have to look at the overall cost of motoring.

      • fishman

        Spot on – Ford deserve shooting for hobbling the focus with cr@p engines/transmissions; no ecoboost and no diesel manual. I’d buy a focus diesel/ecoboost manual wagon tomorrow, but of course thanks to ford oz I don’t have the choice that even the kiwis get.

        I don’t like the cruze much especially in sedan form, but kudos to holden for offering manual and auto with every option (are you listening aswell hyundai/kia), and I can’t fault the value equation this car offers.

        Stick the holden badge on at these prices and its no surprise its selling so well..

  • http://SAFARI COME ON

    I agree B8B ! Let’s hope that CA gives them the HATCHet !

  • Golfschwein

    It looks fantastic as a concept drawing, with an edginess to the lines I would have liked to see on the production car. Oh, and the front is invisible in that drawing, and that’s important, too.

    Still, if Holden can pump out 4,000 a month, I’ll be happy for them.

  • Bangel

    MAGNIFICENT effort from the DAEWOO MOTOR CO , those little battlers in korea have singled handedly saved the useless leviathon GM from closing its doors forever .

    This cheap little car is perfect for the budget end of the market , and the LION badge gives those without too much intelligence the confidence to buy , because its a holden .

    I predict this reborn incarnation of the famous CAMIRA will out sell the crummer as of early next year .

    Raise your glasses gentlmen and ladies to the DAEWOO CAR CO .3 CHEERS

    • Bent 8 Brigade

      You drive a veedud Golf and you’re talking about cheaply made cars? really?

      • GTI

        If you think VW’s are made cheaply, you need an education.

        But then, you probably think your mullet is still a top ‘do.

        • wow

          vws are made cheaply lol had one golf 118tsi and it rattled like cans, shitty breaking down gearboxes . sold it and got accord euro. perfect.no problems.

    • Devil’s Advocate

      It is a shame then Bangel that “Daewoo Car Company” doesn’t exist. There is no such thing anymore…

      • DE

        But they were “GM Daewoo” when they lead the design of the Cruze. Now they’re just GM Korea. Same people, same place, different sign over the door!

    • JEKYL & HYDE

      record stuck much…idiot

  • BP

    Damn, the SRi-V & CDX Cruze looks really good in hatch form. Congrats to Holden for the huge success on Cruze. I hope it becomes a Australia’s best selling car next year :D

    • Cruze No. 1

      I think you should bet on it, this car is certain to go to No. 1 next year, and good on Holden for offering exactly what the people want, a great car and a great price…suck eggs ford fanzies, your Focus looks fugly !!!!!!

  • anthony

    I think the sedan looks way better than the hatch…

    • Cruze No. 1

      I think they both look way better than the fugly focus

  • Tim

    Front end looks a bit dull.

  • http://www.honda.com.au Voumard

    That front end is hideous

    • justjosh

      Agree, what do you think of the back?

      • Jeff

        Awful!

        • Lynchy

          The Cruz in both incarnations was dated in it’s styling before it was released.

          But someones buying them. Not sure how much profit there making per car, probably not much. Most people don’t get that success is made on the bottom line not the top. The classic example of this is GM themselves, always sold a truckload of cars but over the past decade have struggled to make a profit. Turning a corner now though thanks to Uncle Sams money, better management and an improved global strategy, didn’t take them long to get on to Alan Mullalys “One Ford” strategy.

  • Alldownhill

    To claim it has been designed, engineered, and built in aus is total crap and very misleading. They have taken a Korean POS, changed, the tailgate, and then assemble the car in Adelaide. Very few Aussies were involved with creating this beast, and even fewer would be game to own up!

  • Alldownhill

    To claim it has been designed, engineered, and built in aus is total crap and very misleading. They have taken a Korean POS, changed the tailgate, and then assemble the car in Adelaide. Very few Aussies were involved with creating this beast, and even fewer would be game to own up!

    • Motorsport

      This is very true

      • Ausauto

        “To claim it has been designed, engineered, and built in aus is total crap and very misleading. They have taken a Korean POS, changed the tailgate, and then assemble the car in Adelaide. Very few Aussies were involved with creating this beast, and even fewer would be game to own up!”

        Correct

  • justjosh

    The old shape is what sold well, what does everyone think? This is like the Barina, Change the shape too much and it will get sad reviews everywhere. Too much effort is put into the cosmetic attraction and not the dynamics and features, Its an accessory not a car.

  • Shak

    Like many people have said, the Sedan probably looks better than most of the hatch variants(ill reserve final judgement till i see one in the flesh), but Holden are already onto a winner here. With the reputation that the Sedan has built in Australia, the addition of a hatch is only going to spell more sales for Holden. Good on ya Holden.

    • justjosh

      Why?

  • yonta

    What? No reversing camera? (Nearly) in 2012?

    • Phil

      Why do you need one?

    • Bangle

      In a small car?

    • The Chicken

      All reversing cameras do is to train a generation of drivers who dont know how to reverse

    • Shak

      My Cruze has pretty good rear vision, so i dont now why you would need one. If you really wanted one, get an aftermarket one, they’re usually cheaper anyway.

      • Bangle

        Dont you have an IS350?

        • Shak

          Yes, yes i do.

          • Bangle

            8astard!

          • Shak

            Not my fault i work hard for my money.

    • wre

       do you know hoe to reverse? I will be a bit worried if you are only relying on reverse sensors while reversing. however, the new holden cruize equipe does come with reverse sensors to make lives like yours a little bit simpler

      • wre

         sorry “how” not hoe

  • Mikey

    I’ll reserve judgement till I see it in the flesh but not holding out much hope. It really doesn’t appear to be in the same class as the Euro’s, including the Focus.

    • Jeff

      It’s not in the same class.

      • Bangle

        Like yo mamma and a modeling studio!

  • Bangel

    YES the focus runs rings around this , focus is euro quality up with golf now , this is just A to B basic transport , one for the unwashed masses .

    Holden dealers will have a focus competitor when the astra arrives , all these chevy based cars like the spark/barina/crude are very average .

    • Tony

      hey bungle. i’m buying a new VW where do you work so i know where not to buy.

      • Bangel

        I give free advice on VAG products , but not to loosers , you stick with the lion badge mate , VW is too sophisticated for the likes of you .

        Ask my old mate corporal zero which model would suit you maybe the SPARK cause your so bright .

        • Shak

          loosers? what are those?

          • Captain Nemo

            Shak

            “Looser” is what happens to the interior of your Veedud after a few months of ownership. It get looser & looser until bits fall off.

          • Captain Nemo

            Shak

            “Looser” is what happens to the interior of your Veedud after a few months of ownership. It gets looser & looser until bits fall off.

    • Tony

      with the amount of golfs sold last month you might have actually delivered more than 7 cars for the month. well done. your manager might let you drive the passat home for a week as a reward.

  • Gavin

    the crankcase ventilation breather piped directly to the mouth of the compressor is gonna mess the vanes up big time

  • Dave

    Bangel!!! Get lost, if you don’t want to buy a quality Aussie built car that provides jobs for Aussie workers then get lost and go and buy your precious crap out of the Czech republic!!!!

    • Maple leaf

      Bungles loves Czech cars which are built in Aurangabad, India!!!!!!.
      Where your patriotism mate?

      • Tomas79

        Indian built Skodas aren’t imported to Australia.

        At least Skodas are popular enough to be built in other countries. Unlike Australia’s offerings.

    • Tomas79

      Czech built cars are superior to the Aussie built ones mate, they aren’t even in the same league…

  • Caitlin

    If it isn’t bangle, the euro trash bogan that accuses people who drive Holden’s of being bogans, get out, no one here cares about your opinion!!!

    • GTI

      LOL @ a woman posting on a car forum.

      • Bangle

        Doubt it’s a real woman. Look at the time posted, the sentiment and the comment above it.
        I for one love women car enthusiasts, but I don’t think that is one. Perhaps Dave moonlights as a tranny?

      • Funny

        Nah lots of “girls” on this forum – they all carry handbags and drive VW’s and Skodas.

        • wre

           you know, if you have actually read half the junk of here, half of it isn’t even worth reading. There are hardly any comments on here that are worth the read. But people like Bangles have to chip in their 2 cents of opinion that has no valued proof against his accusations of the car. I even doubt he has ever driven one, prob don’t even drive a car

      • wre

         sexism– must be bloody great for you small ego hey

  • Darkone

    ok all you daewoo knockers,yes its designed by them,but GM have given a bit more input to help improve them,I think now in Korea they have killed the Daewoo name and called them Chevrolets like in Europe.i wouldnt mind the turbo sedan cruze,hatch dosent take my fancy,,but I have said before that I drive a Daewoo and its given me 7 years reliable service day in day out and ,the engine is made here,(family 2 series i think.) I would think about buying these Korean Holdens just because of the good run I have had with my car,so dont bash something till youve tried it.

    • Devil’s Advocate

      I don’t know why so many people knock Daewoo. They make some of the biggest “supertankers/container ships” in the world…. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1715760895 Charles Dean

    This car is rubbish.. Always was.. Most of its sales go to fleet anyway

    • Bangle

      Actually most are private sales. But choose to fabricate how ever you please. Just makes you look the tool.

      • Shak

        Excuse me? Bangel defending the Cruze…It must be the end of days.

    • Bangle

      Most Cruzes are sold to private buyers you idiot.

    • Mixmaster101

      Have you driven one? Cant comment if you haven’t……..

  • Mr Gaspo

    I understand the interior styling was led by Mike Simcoe… And it shows, it looks great. I just can’t stand the front and rear styling of both the hatch and the sedan. Also the diesel auto is not economical enough. Overall, a decent effort that is well priced… It could have been so much better.

  • gibbut@hotmail.com

    funny how the high tec turbo 1.4 is the pic, yet the focus’s 2.0 n/a cains it in every test, inc economy.

    • Bangle

      I reakon a 0-100 would be very close given the spread of torque the turbo mill produces.

  • gibbut@hotmail.com

    the cruze isnt a bad looking car, and apart from the focus, it nails its competition on looks.

    corolla = bland

    mazda 3 = hideous

    lancer = not bad but cruze looks better

    now im only going on looks here, but 99% of 4cyl purchasers do these days!

    • Bangle

      Yes the truth is it’s not a bad looking car in sedan.

      • Shak

        What is this! Bangel with something good to say about the Cruze…i cant believe my eyes.

    • piquet

      Agree with you gibbut.
      The Cruze is not the best car in the small car segment, but it is another good alternative for buyers.
      Every car has its strengths and weaknesses & its upto the buyer to evaluate what is most important for them.
      Corolloa – best seller, worst technology, over priced, best marketing
      Mazda3 – good drive, competitive engines(not best), outdated transmissions & noisy
      Golf – great technology, expensive(feels premium), potential reliability problems
      Focus – great drive, good engine combos(could be better – turbo), little expensive, poor dealership/ownership satisfaction
      Lancer – looks good, competitive pricing, cheap interior
      Many others to choose from i30, Kia, Imprezza, Civic,

      • Devil’s Advocate

        In what way are the Mazda3 transmissions outdated? Just asking a question.
        Not wrong about the road noise.

        • fishman

          5 speed auto & 5 speed manual…compare that to VW et al.

          I wouldn’t buy a car with less than 6 speed manual theses days, make long motorway driving so much more refined (and economical)

          • Devil’s Advocate

            Fishman, ALL Mazda3 manuals are 6 speeds, that is one of the reasons why I asked the question. Do you want 7 gears in your manual? I don’t even know of a small car yet with a 7 speed manual with a manually operated clutch.
            Plus the 5 speed auto is still 1 more than a Corolla or an i30 for example, more middle of the road than “outdated”. Then there is the SP20 that has a 6 speed auto which is anything BUT “outdated” for a conventional torque converter automatic…

        • fishman

          I stand corrected on the manual, thanks

          6 speed manual is ample on most cars, but a 5 speed auto is dated – just because some other competitors are selling even more dated kit doesn’t excuse it

  • Doctor

    Daewoo? Wake up guys, it’s GM-Korea (once again).

  • filippo

    It’s not bad looking – although a little anonymous like a Lancer – however I can’t imagine any Astra owners (except the die-hard Holden fans) trading sideways into one.

  • http://Porsche MB

    Cruze sedan and hatch will sell like hotcakes….this was proven when they people received payouts from insurance companies when the Melbourne hail storms hit in 2010…people upgraded 10 year old runabouts and got Cruze sedans.

    The cruze is the perfect shopping trolley car with safety and pretty goods looks.

    Now Holden this car is raced in the WTCC & BTCC perhaps get HSV to warm one over or just bring back the Holden by Design or Formula series and just add little bit of body kit and perhaps a few more tweaks here and there and you could fill a void left by the demise of the MR Lancer, Mirage etc….

    Young drivers are crying out for a car that has some credability in motorsport other than a V8 Commodore or Falcon…if they market thet car around the WTCC or BTCC they will be on a winner.

    • Shak

      While the WTCC and the BTCC may hold some sway to enthusiasts like us, and overseas, your average young Aussie driver doesnt know a thing about these series. It would be nice for HSV to get a hold of the Cruze, and potentially throw in the 2.0 from the upcoming Astra GTC, but that is looking less and less likely.

      • Bangle

        A great idea, the V8′s racing will eventually die. Why not a Ford v Holden 4 cylinder hatch competition?
        Would love to see a sports version pushed to it’s limits by the likes of Lowndes.

      • Bangle

        A great idea, the V8′s racing will eventually die. Why not a Ford v Holden 4 cylinder hatch competition?
        Would love to see a sports version pushed to it’s limits by the likes of Lowndes.

    • Viv R

      The void left by the demise of the MR Lancer? Jeez that must be a gaping chasm, not! Next you’ll be talking about the canyon left by the demise of the Satria GLi!

      Credibility from a few plastic bits in a Holden Formula kit stuck on a Daewoo? Credibility with whom, some pimply 16yo in the drive thru’ at McDonalds driving his Mum’s Camry?

      The Cruze ….. 6/10

  • bruzzer

    i like how the reviewer described where the car was designed. quote: “Although the Cruze is based on a General Motors global platform and was originally styled elsewhere, Holden designers were given the task of styling the Cruze hatch for the Australian and global market.”

    Shouldn’t we give credit where it was designed just like we would if it was designed in Australia.

    • SHHHH

      To admit it was designed in Korea is embargoed by GM marketing branch.

      • Tony

        The hatch was designed by the Holden Design Studio and it looks hot. It’s progressive enough without polarising. looks hot on the road! great stance and cool proportions. 1.4T is smooth and punchy. Holden will do well with their new baby.

  • Demonaz

    Holden should really change the rear lights… Looks so cheap! No doubt it’s a capable car but the side profile looks… Wrong.

  • notatoy

    I will buy the 1.4.

    • Yonny

      When?

      • and

        WHY???

  • fishman

    How big is the boot? Given this is the main function of hatch over sedan and the sedan has been reviewed many time before, I can’t believe this has been completely overlooked in this article…

    • Devil’s Advocate

      It is in the article Fishman. It is in the first few paragraphs just under the 3rd picture. 413L seats up and 1254L seats down. So it is on the larger size for this class of hatch. :-)

  • Grr

    ChevWoo have done it again!!!

    • Eric

      Thats Gold

  • Arky

    Looks fine to me. Needs a “halo” hot hatch version from HSV, but I don’t get all the ugliness comments. Will replace the Commodore as Holden’s bread and butter car, for better or worse.

  • Nicholas

    Am I missing something? Did you review the Cruze Hatch or it’s engine options and the front of the interior?
    Are the rear seats split fold? Is the boot sizeable? Are the anchor points for child seats well placed? Can three adults sit comfortably in the back? Is the back glass window a problem for rear passengers on a sunny day?

  • F3ARED

    How did i know an article about a locally produced car would end up with a million idiotic comments? Seems that armed with a keyboard, suddenly everyone is a guru. For those too ignorant to look beyond their pre-concieved anti-australian built attitudes, the Cruze is Daewoo ONLY in that the series I was built in the Daewoo plant. That is it – the platform was developed by Opel [which, once the Astra is released here, will no doubt be glorified by said ignorant keyboard warriors], styling elsewhere. Another point which the ignorant few seem to miss is that the hatch was designed and solely developed in Aus, and along with some suspension changes developed by Holden, is about to be used worldwide. Forgive me if my geography is no good, but last time i checked Adelaide was in Australia and not in Korea, so what relevance Daewoo has to ANYTHING related to the Cruze other then the aforementioned Series I is beyond me.

    • scottjames_12

      Well I’m not a guru, but the infallible Wikipedia tells me:

      ‘Most of the design work was conducted by GM Daewoo (now GM Korea), with GM’s Opel division responsible for most of the engineering.’

      So from that I’d say that GM Daewoo had a major part to do with the Cruze. Sure, Holden chopped up the rear end to make the hatch and fiddled with the suspension a little, but saying that Daewoo had nothing to do with the series 2 is a little, well, ignorant!

      • Bangle

        He may have a point, after all – he knows a lot about being ignorant!

      • Tony

        Get it right guys!!!the styling was the work of Holden Design… the Engineering was completed by Korea. The localisation of the Hatch in Adelaide was completed by Holden Engineering and Manufacturing. Tuning was done by Holden to meet specific Australian conditions and Australian consumer needs.

      • F3ARED

        Had you looked at your “infallible” Wikipedia youd have known it was GM Daewoo PRIOR to becoming GM Korea which is now the small car design center. Earlier comments that suggested it was the same staff, same management, same building, different name on the door are abit out of whack considering chief designer was until recently an Aussie.

        Wikipedia [or is it Failpedia for those who base their facts of what is written on the internet?] would have also told you Daewoo has been OWNED by Holden for a while now, just like it did tell you Opel did the platform engineering.

        Holden didnt just “chop the rear end up”, nor did it become the go-to center within GM for concepts/development by accident [and before you speak, think about the success that has become of the Camaro]. “Just” cutting the rear off a car doesnt get it through ADR, nor get it 5 star safety ratings. It also wouldnt be adopted by GM US, nor Europe, nor would the suspension changes suggested by Holden be adopted worldwide including by Opel who designed the platform in the first place.

        I would suggest you think about how much Daewoo actually had involve in the Cruze. Your faithful wikipedia describes the Daewoo corporation as being split into 6 groups now, none of which produce or style cars!!!

      • wre

         do you realise that people can log in and change info on wiki, not a reliable source of info. fool

    • Bangle

      Feared said:
      How did i know an article about a locally produced car would end up with a million idiotic comments? Seems that armed with a keyboard, suddenly everyone is a guru. For those too ignorant to look beyond their pre-concieved anti-australian built attitudes, the Cruze is Daewoo ONLY in that the series I was built in the Daewoo plant. That is it – the platform was developed by Opel [which, once the Astra is released here, will no doubt be glorified by said ignorant keyboard warriors], styling elsewhere. Another point which the ignorant few seem to miss is that the hatch was designed and solely developed in Aus, and along with some suspension changes developed by Holden, is about to be used worldwide. Forgive me if my geography is no good, but last time i checked Adelaide was in Australia and not in Korea, so what relevance Daewoo has to ANYTHING related to the Cruze other then the aforementioned Series I is beyond me.

      +1

  • Ectomorphian

    What is the point of making the instrument clusters that big if you’re going to put tiny-ass fonts on it? What goes through the heads of GM designers that make them think of implementing fonts JUST big enough to barely read? End rant.

  • gti

    Average car, made locally for average people looking for average transport. If I were shopping at this end of the hatch market, I’d prefer a Toyota or KIA over this any day. If I were shopping for best in class, golf all the way.

    • Pro346

      I’ve seen some pretty average people driving Vws….

      • GTI

        Oh really? Wow… I thought only eurosnobs and moderately wealthy people with snobbish pretensions drove VWs?

        Maybe you meant “average” from a well-to-do suburb.

        As opposed to the average beer-bellied, mullet-wearing Commode driver.

        • Pro346

          Or wankers such as yourself…Its a vw your talking about not a rolls royce or Maybach a 30k hatchback….

  • Adam

    The Cruze hatch looks so much better than the fugly Focus, now that I have seen a few Focii on the road I can say Ford have definitely gone backwards in the looks department, after releasing the not ugly Fiesta and Mondeo they go and release this ugly duckling Focus, what were they thinking?
    Seems Ford can be very hit and miss, a bit like their service really

  • F1MotoGP

    Cruze selling well in China. Here is the Aug result and total for 2011

    Pos Model August 2011
    1 Buick Excelle 23,700 163,501
    2 VW Lavida 17,293 152,510
    3 VW Jetta 14,842 146,391
    4 Chevrolet Cruze 19,910 138,860
    5 Hyundai Elantra Yuedong 19,133 133,003
    6 BYD F3 10,754 132,269
    7 FAW Xiali N-Series 11,504 127,987
    8 VW Bora 16,750 127,943
    9 Ford Focus 12,644 125,209
    10 Chevrolet Sail 15,447 114,590
    11 Toyota Corolla 20,044 106,550
    12 VW Passat 22,015 101,118
    13 Nissan Sunny 11,833 99,892
    14 Great Wall Tengyi C30 10,540 96,944
    15 Chery QQ 9,870 96,908
    16 Nissan Teana 11,648 96,492
    17 Honda Accord 12,833 94,549
    18 Toyota Camry 14,726 92,937
    19 Honda CR-V 16,911 88,801
    20 VW Polo 7,493 88,419
    21 Buick Excelle XT/GT 11,303 88,088
    22 VW Tiguan 13,301 87,322
    23 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy 10,469 84,930
    24 VW Sagitar 11,312 84,409
    25 Skoda Octavia 11,018 83,613

    • GTI

      Lots of VAG cars there, for some strange reason. People are masochists?

      The brilliantly reliable Jap brands aren’t doing too well on that list though. Perhaps they should read the comments on CA about how freaking awesome all Japanese cars are and how utterly rubbish all German cars – and especially VAG – are.

  • Maple leaf

    Good review Alborz. Well balanced in view of polarizing views here. The funny thing is most of the low end VWs are made in either South Africa or India while Skodas will soon come from India as well. Country of origin is now meaningless. Everything will ultimately come from India or China in 15 years time.

    • Golfschwein

      Skoda’s Aussie boss says that we will always get our cars from the Czech Republic, as reported on another site about a week ago.

      • Maple leaf

        For now yes, they come from Czech republic., Skoda has invested a fortune in the car factory in aurangabad, India to build right hand drive models. Guess where they will be heading.

        • Golfschwein

          Never, was the word from the boss, so that’s all we have to go on.

          • Golfschwein

            Anyway, our Hyundai i20s come from there, and there are no reports of quality suffering.

      • Hypocrite Buster!!

        The I20 cost half as much Pig boy!

        YOU ARE BUSTED!!

  • http://www.serenaus.com.au Huw

    people buy these cars not on looks, or dynamics, but price, thats why it was a slow starter. Being built here? So what, any of its competitors are better looking better cars in general. Looks aren’t selling this car (sedan) price is. Now you have a car with an good looking rear and an ugly front and excessive angles. Wait for Astra if you want GM.

    • CK

      Isn’t ASTRA owned by Opel??? Don’t think there ever will be a Holden badged Astra again. The Opel Astra will be launching soon here in OZ.

  • Ford Focus is Number 1

    “To claim it has been designed, engineered, and built in aus is total crap and very misleading. They have taken a Korean POS, changed the tailgate, and then assemble the car in Adelaide. Very few Aussies were involved with creating this beast, and even fewer would be game to own up!”

    Correct, buy a Ford Focus, you will be happy know that its quality and reliability craps all over Holdenwoo offerings.

  • VW

    That car has been hit with an UGLY stick.

    • GTR-XUI

      Hey VW you had a look at your range of cars latley.Vw been hit with an ugly train.

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

    Folks, please keep comments on topic and not just slanderous, for no legitimate reason, or they will be deleted.

  • Dave

    I like that the Cruze has a six speed AND three pedals. I realise autos are getting better all the time but the problem is that there is never enough for the enthusiastic driver to do what with leaving your left leg under the seat and never taking your left hand off the wheel. Both my legs, arms and hands function very well and I wish to use them to drive my cars. you always feel like you may as well be a passenger (at least I do). ARE YOU LISTENING FORD???? FIVE speed manuals in this day and age when any DECENT manufacturers offer SIX???? Whoever at Ford decided a five speed manual was good enough didn’t deserve to be fed, let alone paid! Some of us like to do things OURSELVES!

    • Bangle

      Even a 5 speed manual in the diesel would be something but Ford couldn’t even offer that in the Focus. How dare we ask for a six speed manual!
      The Irony is they wouldn’t dream of selling only an auto in Europe. They’d go bankrupt overnight. Yet here they tell us what we are going to drive. And that’s why I will not buy Ford. Hope the Focus is a flop if for no other reason than to teach the fools there our market wont cop it.

    • Golfschwein

      I’ve gone from 6 speed manual in the Golf to an auto in the BA Falcon. It’s the feeling of direct drive I miss the most, the Falcon being a fairly languid thing until awoken with a savage prod of the right foot. The Golf had a left footrest as well as a right footrest (for when on cruise control), so feet dangle in the Ford. Miss those footrests.

      • scatman

        Why did you get rid of the Golf, did the flower shop go bust??

        • Bangle

          I assume he has a better chance of doing the job properly in the Falcon when he runs your a$$ over!

          • scatman

            Um thats just dumb, what are you on about

  • David

    It’s a sad day for motoring enthusiasts – or even those of us who just like cars – when the preferred engine choice of Australia’s soon-to-be bestseller is a 1400cc buzzbox. This is a country of wide open spaces – an engine screaming like a banshee is not conducive to relaxed driving.

    If Mazda can reduce fuel consumption in decent sized engines, why are the Euros [and Holden] favouring go-kart engines instead?

    • Dumb David

      You just demonstrated that have no idea about turbocharging and are oblivious to the rising cost of fuel. Seems like your a inner city dwelling florist or hair dresser.

      • David – the smarter one!

        “Dumb David says:…………..”

        Thanks for differentiating there, DD. I’d hate for anyone to confuse us. Have a nice day Sunshine.

    • Golfschwein

      Yours is an old-world view of new engines, David. I think that a drive in one of these new turboed smaller engines would change your mind.

    • JEKYL & HYDE

      the 1.4 is SO MUCH BETTER than the 1.8 it’s not funny david.you don’t know cause you ain’t tried.now spare us your b.s. dribble till you have…

      • David – the smarter one!

        Try using the caps lock at the beginning of sentences instead of in the middle. Even makes nonsense easier to read.

        PS: That would be “drivel” – look in the dictionary [a book with big words in it]

        • David Dope

          “It’s a sad day for motoring enthusiasts – or even those of us who just like cars”

          Sorry David but your clearly only an armchair expert, by shooting off with such nonsense you have proven to us you have little driving experience and have never ridden a fast motorcycle either. Take care on your vespa enroute to uni.

        • JEKYL & HYDE

          dribble…what goes out of a babies mouth
          drivel…what comes out of your mouth
          drip…whay u are sunshine ;-)

  • Ford GT

    The crooze looks terrible from all angles, put a Holdenwoo badge on it and its just okay for the one eyed, haven’t driven other brands and never will, why would I even try them crowd.

  • Mick

    First of all, don’t get mixed up between the first Gen Cruze which was made in Korea and the second (better) gen made here. Many people who have driven a Cruze owned by someone they know, or from a dealer not in the last few months, have probably have driven the original imported version and not the local one.

    The problem is, any Australian built car has to be significantly better than an imported version for most people to actually see it as an ‘equivalent’. Remember any small car is really only meant for City or short distance travelling, if you want to do lots of longer distance a Commodore or Falcon is a much better. So, for city driving, driving to work etc, the Cruze 1.4T is a great vehicle.

    • Chris

      Agreed Mick, the Cruze turbo diesel is a fantastic car, I drove one on loan for about 2 weeks recently and was very impressed.

  • K-Pop

    It’s assembled in Australia, with some local parts. That’s all. But Holden calls it “Australia’s small car” and most average (or ignorant) buyers will think that if it’s got a Holden badge it’s Australian. So does that make my sister’s Beemer South African, or my mate’s Polo GTi Spanish? Oh, the Camry must be Australian too then!!!

    • Shak

      Well yeah, your Beemer would be South African. And the Polo would be Spanish. On the other hand, BMW is German, and so is VW, just not every car they make.

  • cont3nd3r

    What a bizarre creation! This thing looks like 2 different cars were fused together. Unlike in the sedan, the rear has nothing in common with the front!
    Truly an ugly car.

  • PoisonEagle

    It looks terrible in person. I will concede the suede dash looks nice, but thats it. I thought hatch to sedan was an awkward transition, this chopped-off thing is so poorly resolved it almost makes me laugh.

  • drbubo

    The rear is uggly, the engine is not adeguate.

  • drbubo

    The front is uggly, the engine is not adeguate.

  • drbubo

    It is the front that makes the car uggly. But the worst is the holde badge. With better engine and pontiac badges still would buy it.

  • al

    Ugly car.
    I don’t want buttons on my steering wheel! Leave my steering wheel simple and easy! I don’t want to accidentally touch those stupid buttons when I drive! Another brainless fashion.

  • Marion kasch

    Hi I have just bought a hatchback and will pick it up tomorrow. Reading the review I am even more excited with my choice. Just wanted to make a comment that the writer says a lot of consumers buy on price alone and aren’t getting a turbo. The reason I’m not isn’t the price, it’s because in Queensland learners drivers can’t drive turbo cars. My son turned 16 and got his learners two weeks ago. I’m sure he will enjoy learning to drive in the Cruz hatch back!

  • 2LTurbo

    With all due respect of where it is built and other aspect. The front does not bled with the rear section. I mean rectangular head lamp is mashing with round tail lamp. It seems many likes it already but it not cup of my tea, styling wise.
    Thanks
    My 2 cent

  • VW

    Ugly car. The sedan is respectable.

  • Kizashi

    I had an astra 2008 I traded it for a SUZUKI KIZASHI let me tell you, I will NEVER buy another HOLDEN again. Do yourself a favour go TEST DRIVE one today!

    • dashton

      Astra is fully imported mate. My daughter has a Suzuki Swift 2009 model and has lots of rattles in it. My wifes getz is a better car so they don’t make them very strong in Japan to handle Aussie conditions.

  • Braedz

    Test drove a SRI a few weeks ago, very nice car to drive for what you outlay.1.4T matched with the manual is a great combiantion, plenty of get up and go.

  • M A D 2

    so it doesnt have side air bags?

    • dashton

      yes they do

  • Emouse

    I’ve had Holden Cruze for a week a done over 1,000 km. It’s amazing to drive – very quiet engine and EXTREMELY light to steer and manouver. I had considered buying Mazda Skydive before (went for a test drive) but there’s no comparison. It had sort of ‘stiff’ steering wheel and was far too loud for me (not to mention too little leg room at the back).

  • plough

    I own a series 1 Cruze CDX automatic diesel sedan had it for 18 months, its a piece of junk.
    Also own a smaller Peugeot 207 a far better car to drive
    The only good thing about the cruze is it goes up hills  like they are not there as engine has a ton of torrque
    But it  has terrible fuel economy around 8 litres per 100km average,  the quaility of the interior  plastics is poor and scratches easy, there is a blind spot with the wide A pillar in front, the dash reflects on to the windscreen, you feel the small bumps more than the little peugeot, and there is  turbo lag thats so bad it dangerous.
    Holden really have done a great marketing job being able to get customers to buy this rubbish.

  • Jenny victoria

    my new SRI 1.4 T hatch is great, really happy. More bang for buck than mazda 3 and focus sport. Handles well with plenty of get up and go. Very quiet engine with great looks. couldnt be any happier

  • Alan

    I bought a Cruze CDX in June 2010 ,the first three month the back brakes horn screams like a ship when I reverse, it take three months to get it fix.The first 10 thousand kilometres service  I have to  change the front disc and brake pads.I have driven many cars,and I felt strange, that it worn off so fast, after changing,  the next 20 k was good but cost me a bomb.The door handle have to be changed due to the rough finishes and cuts my hands, the service price was high but poor service from my local dealer, less than two years the battery f** , cost of repair to replace is a battery is 400 dollars with two days labours and decoding system, factory warrant first year warranty is only one year.THE BATTERY HAS A TAG of 6 YEARS WARRANTY. The NRMA is not allow to touch or replaced new battery, reason it has salt codes at least three pages to be decoded after replacing the battery.The service advisers would tell you that they a have 55 cars in a Que to repair or service , The service advisor tells me that it might take two days to repair if  I do not have  an appointment after a emergency break down.I have to wait for my turn because there are many cars to be fix too. I was disappointed of the 3 years factory warranty and contracted for another three year warranty.

    • Shak

      Mate i truly feel sorry for you, as that sounds like a lot of problems for one car. Mine which i purchased in 2009-picked up in 2010 has so far had not a single mechanical or otherwise fault. The only thing which has gone wrong so far was actually my fault, i pushed the fuel filler lid too hard when closing it once and it sort of jammed. Had it fixed pretty much next day by Holden, and since then no faults what soever to report.

      • Alan

        May be  just the one car that has so much problems , but the services was definitely poor from my local dealer that i can assure you.

        • AnthLC

          So many knockers must be good.

          I traded in my 7 year Golf, for cruze II 1.4 srv-i very happy.

          I could of gone for another golf, but current model is dull, engine unreliable and not good value. Take inaccount expensive and indifferent service it was a no brainer.

          Ford focus had good features like park assist but Cruze is Australian made.

          Mazada 3 is noisy, old styling,not economical.

          Hyundai poor engine tech and poor value with all options, styling yuck.

          Cruze style great,quiet, good value and good engine.

          Not as economic as the official rating. But mostly in urban.

          Quality is good and well VW or Ford or Mazada all built cheaply these days in Thailand or South Africa.

          The idea brand snobbery means anything these days are long gone.

          This is the Chevy Cruze it is a global GM brand.

          Anyway I only buy Aussie made cars it is not a bad decision.

          Test drive and you will see what I mean.

  • Arob16

    Can anyone tell me why the official fuel rating for the 1.4L turbo is no where near what you actually get? Im talking around town of course, they list it as 6.9L/100km but its more like 8.5 approx. I went on the Chevy Cruze website and it quotes the 1.4L turbo at 26mpg in the city which equates to 9L/100km. Why would holden give such an outright lie? Or is it getting those absurd figures using the 6th gear which is almost unusable around town? Otherwise a fantastic car in all other aspects and pretty good on fuel, just not as amazing as they led me to believe.

    • dashton

      Your lead foot something to do with it?

  • Dirtfairy

    Hey everyone,

    looking to upgrade from a 94 rodeo to a small fam car and have been looking at vw, subaru and the cruze.
    I have test  driven a subaru XV and sri-v and i’m just unsure.

    For roughly the same price(depending on how well you can barter) i Can the XV middle of the Range or sri-v but the XV is lacking the needed boot space for potential prams. Also I found the boxer engine noisy.

    Your thoughts?

    • dashton

      I’m biased as I just purchased a Cruze manual diesel hatchback. Lots of standard features and I just bought the base model.

    • Gibbut

      you wont get a pram in a cruze hatch… no way

  • dashton

    Just purchased the diesel 6 speed manual hatch. What a great car, and major reasons were because it is great value for money, great quality and features and was built locally. Great disappointment that when I come to replace it there will not be a manual version in the diesel – dumb move Holden.

  • Robyn

    I wouldn’t buy it I wished I had never bought the 2010 CDX cruze nothing but problems and they can’t find what it is, I can’t sell the car with the issues so i’m stuck with a lemon, Thanks holden…

  • My first new car…

    I bought a Holden Cruze Equip 1.8 Auto Hatch today I am so excited but some of these reviews have got me a little worried. I hope the car is reliable and the servicing doesn’t cost me more than to service a toyota corolla!

    • wre

       and how are you finding the car? cause i am interested n that car as well.

  • Shak

    I haven’t seen any reviews which touch on reliability too much yet. My own personal experience has still been very good. Not a thing to report on the reliability front except that it has been utterly reliable. Although mine is South Korean made, and not that i dont have faith in Australian manufacturing, but there will obviously be some differences.

  • My first new car…

    Thanks Shak, have you had your first service experience?
    Is servicing expensive on a Cruze? Timing Belt? Or am I better off getting a private mechanic after the 1 yr free service is up. I wonder if warranty will be cancelled if I get my car serviced elsewhere I hope not?

  • Jessica Mayden

    With the Cruze the legroom is terrible for the driver and front passenger.

    • Mixmaster101

      Cant say that. I am tall but I like it. 

  • Guest

    The Dash looks incredibly tacky , but the rest is fine . I would buy one if i needed to.Fantastic that it’s locally made.Would be nice to know the service costs of various motor options as high tech can sometimes be higher cost than the fuel saved

  • Gibbut

    has anyone popped the hatch and looked at the tiny area behind the back seats??? i couldnt get my weekly groceries in the piddly little boot

  • Gibbut

    And one thing id for certain with the cruze…. it has to be more reliable than an ASStra!

Holden Cruze Specs

CD : 1.4L TURBO MPFI - 6 SP AUTOMATIC - UNLEADED PETROL - 4D SEDAN
Car Details
Make
HOLDEN
Model
CRUZE
Variant
CD
Series
JH MY12
Year
2011
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
TURBO MPFI
Engine Size
1.4L
Cylinders
TURBO 4
Max. Torque
200Nm @  1850rpm
Max. Power
103kW @  4900rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
73.5W/kg
Bore & Stroke
72.4x82.5mm
Compression Ratio
9.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.23
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
60
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
6.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1402
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1477mm
Length
4597mm
Width
1788mm
Ground Clearance
143mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:1200  Unbrake:695
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
10.9
Front Rim Size
6.5x16
Rear Rim Size
6.5x16
Front Tyres
205/60 R16
Rear Tyres
205/60 R16
Wheel Base
2685
Front Track
1544
Rear Track
1558
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Conditioning
Control & Handling
Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System
Driver
Cruise Control, Power Steering, Trip Computer
Entertainment
Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors
Interior
Cloth Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  15,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-O-13
Country of Origin
AUSTRALIA