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An updated and trimmed-back 2016 Holden Cruze sedan and hatch range is rolling into showrooms from today.

The new Holden Cruze line-up comprises just three trim variants in each body style, with the base Equipe containing, and joined by revised Z-Series and SRi-Z variants.

The latest, and probably final, iteration of Australia’s only locally-made small car, will tide Holden over until the new-generation Korean-made Cruze sedan arrives – likely in 2017.

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The updated Cruze Equipe gets a new 17-inch alloy wheel design and the option of a new hero colour, Slipstream Blue. It retains the familiar 1.8-litre petrol engine with 104kW/175Nm with the choice of five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.

It remains one of the cheapest small cars you can buy, priced from $19,890 plus on-road costs, or an extra $2200 for the auto.

Next up is the 1.8 Z-Series, priced at $22,640 ($2200 extra for the auto).

This version adds new 17-inch alloys, a rear spoiler, a seven-inch touchscreen with MyLink, Siri voice recognition, leather-appointed seats, push-button start and a reverse-view camera. There are also Z-Series mats, sill plates and badges.

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The range-topping SRi-Z replaces the SRi-V. It adds 18s, alloy pedals and Z-Series trims, as well as a body kit and sports suspension. It also sports the more powerful 132kW/230Nm 1.6 turbo engine with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

Its $27,140 price (an extra $2200 for the auto) matches the old SRi-V variant.

Holden is promising to offer “aggressive driveaway pricing”. All Holdens also get lifetime capped-price servicing.

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2016 Holden Cruze RRP:

  • Cruze Equipe, 1.8 litre (MT), sedan and hatch — $19,890
  • Cruze Equipe, 1.8 litre (AT), sedan and hatch — $22,090
  • Cruze Z-Series, 1.8 litre (MT), sedan and hatch — $22,640
  • Cruze Z-Series, 1.8 litre (AT), sedan and hatch — $24,840
  • Cruze SRi-Z, 1.6 litre (MT), sedan and hatch — $27,140
  • Cruze SRi-Z, 1.6 litre (AT), sedan and hatch — $29,340



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