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2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise

The Holden Cruze is set for a new look, with a revised version of the US market Chevrolet small car scheduled to debut at the 2014 New York auto show...

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Holden Cruze recall :: 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013
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Holden Cruze recall : 2712 cars called back over driveshaft issue, including 600 repaired in 2013

A driveshaft issue affecting 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the US has also forced 2712 Holden Cruze sedans and hatchbacks to be recalled in Australia, including more than 600 for the second time in little more than six months. Unlike the US recall that affects Cruze sedans powered by the company’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, the local recall applies to Cruze 1...


2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been photographed in China, revealing General Motors’ all-new global small car undisguised inside and out for the first time. The images, first published by motoring blog Auto Sohu, show the Chinese version of the Chevrolet Cruze, which will differ from the version sold in established markets around the world but is expected to share some cues with the global model from a design perspective...


Small Car Comparison : Toyota Corolla v Mazda 3 v Holden Cruze v Hyundai Elantra
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Small Car Comparison : Toyota Corolla v Mazda 3 v Holden Cruze v Hyundai Elantra

Small sedans are generally not quite as popular as small hatchbacks in Australia. The newly released Toyota Corolla sedan is expected to snare only a 20 per cent share of the nameplate’s sales this year, while the Hyundai Elantra is outsold by its i30 sibling five-to-one...


Opel Adam gets three-cylinder turbo; next Holden Astra set to follow
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Opel Adam gets three-cylinder turbo; next Holden Astra set to follow

A new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine will debut in the Opel Adam at the Geneva motor show next month, the company has confirmed, as "the first in a completely new family of small displacement gasoline engines that will grow further over the next years...


Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty
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Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty

Australian workers currently building the Holden Cruze small car may be out of a job prior to the company’s planned closure of its Elizabeth manufacturing facilities in 2017. CarAdvice has received spy shots of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze sedan that is reportedly set for a global launch in 2015 – indicating a new model could be available for Holden to import to Australia two years ahead of its deadline to stop local production...


2016 Holden Cruze interior revealed
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2016 Holden Cruze interior revealed

The interior of the next-generation Holden Cruze has been almost completely uncovered roughly three years out from the launch of the locally made small car. CarAdvice's spy photographers snapped the revealing images of a left-hand-drive Cruze prototype during a recent round of performance testing in Germany...


Holden Cruze braking system recall: 11,480 cars affected
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Holden Cruze braking system recall: 11,480 cars affected

A total of 11,480 Holden Cruze models have been recalled in Australia due to a fault that could impact braking performance. Only affecting JH Holden Cruze models fitted with a 103kW/200Nm turbocharged 1.4-litre engine and six-speed automatic transmission, built between February 22, 2011 and June 8, 2012, the fault relates to a micro switch in the braking system causing an electric vacuum pump, which normally assists the brake booster, to not engage...


Next-gen Chevrolet Cruze delayed: report
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Next-gen Chevrolet Cruze delayed: report

General Motors has reportedly pushed pack the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze by 12 months as a result of engineering changes. According to a report from Reuters, sources with knowledge of the US car maker’s plans say the second-generation Cruze, originally planned to launch globally in late 2014, will now start production in December 2015...


Holden Cruze sedan, hatch upgraded with new interior tech
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Holden Cruze sedan, hatch upgraded with new interior tech

The Holden Cruze range has been upgraded with new features, added at no extra cost. The flagship Cruze SRi-V now comes with satellite navigation, while all locally manufactured sedan and hatch variants gain voice control for the infotainment system and Siri integration enabling iPhone owners to perform a number of functions in hands-free mode...


Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic
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Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic

Before the fireworks are blown at year's end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this test. This is the biggest, most relevant test of the year. The catalyst for this mega-comparison is the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf...


Holden Cruze sales decline blamed for job cuts
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Holden Cruze sales decline blamed for job cuts

Holden managing director Mike Devereux has cited the decline in Holden Cruze sales as “mostly attributable” to the Adelaide manufacturing job losses announced today. Devereux listed the strength of the Australian dollar, the open competitiveness of the market and other countries manipulating their currency to protect their manufacturing industries as reasons why the Holden Cruze small car is suffering against imports in the marketplace...


2013 Holden Cruze SRi Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Holden Cruze SRi Review

This is where it's at with the 2013 Holden Cruze – the new 1.6-litre turbocharged SRi and SRi-V models. With 132kW of power, 230Nm of torque, and an 8.4-second 0-100km/h claim, the Holden Cruze SRi offers higher outputs and faster performance times than any petrol-engined competitor within sight of its $22,490 starting price...

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$22,490 to $28,690

2013 Holden Cruze Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2013 Holden Cruze Review

Calling it an assimilation process is a bit much, but the 2013 Holden Cruze has for the past 18 months been re-worked by local engineers to become more suited to Australian conditions and "feel more like a Holden". On the outside, both the Holden Cruze sedan and hatch look near-identical to the Series II models that first rolled off the Australian production line in March 2011 – and those cars in turn looked a lot like the Korean-built Series I from 2009...

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$19,490 to $29,690

Holden Cruze gets $19,490 price tag, 1.6-litre turbo availability
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Holden Cruze gets $19,490 price tag, 1.6-litre turbo availability

The 2013 Holden Cruze has launched with significantly lower pricing, more standard equipment, and re-calibrated suspension and automatic transmissions. As revealed exclusively by CarAdvice last week, a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine also makes its debut in the ‘MY14’ Holden Cruze sedan and hatch range...


Holden Cruze to get 1.6-litre turbo engine in March
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Holden Cruze to get 1.6-litre turbo engine in March

An eagle-eyed CarAdvice reader has snapped a duo of lightly-facelifted 2013 Holden Cruze hatchbacks being tested in Sydney ahead of its March launch. But the big news surrounding this updated Holden Cruze won't be the new colour palette - which will adopt VF Commodore colours including the 'hero' Fantale orange metallic shown - nor the redesigned alloy wheels, but what's under the bonnet of, and inside these, SRi-V test cars...


2016 Holden Cruze: next-generation Aussie spied
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2016 Holden Cruze: next-generation Aussie spied

The first spy shots of the next-generation Holden Cruze have emerged, more than three years before the new car is scheduled to roll off Holden's Adelaide production line. The camouflaged mule was snapped during cold-weather testing, revealing the next Cruze’s form language and styling elements...


2013 Holden Cruze Sportwagon Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2013 Holden Cruze Sportwagon Review

The Holden Cruze is now ‘Australia’s small car’ with a big asterisk next to that statement. The addition of a wagon variant – naturally dubbed Sportwagon to complement Commodore – leaves only its sibling hatchback and sedan variants built locally, as the big-booted Cruze hails from South Korea...

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$25,790 to $29,040

2013 Holden Cruze: higher-performance variant part of small car update
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2013 Holden Cruze: higher-performance variant part of small car update

Local engineers have been busy re-engineering the Holden Cruze, which will be heavily upgraded in March 2013 – launching neatly between the VF Commodore’s reveal in February and on-sale date in April. A Holden spokesperson confirmed to CarAdvice that the Cruze will get a reworked 1...


Holden Cruze Sportwagon: pricing and specifications
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Holden Cruze Sportwagon: pricing and specifications

The imported Holden Cruze Sportwagon will start $4300 higher than the locally built hatch and sedan variants of the small car. Holden has announced pricing and specifications for the new wagon version of the Cruze at a media launch ahead of its showroom on-sale in January...


2015 Chevrolet Cruze production shifting to Europe
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze production shifting to Europe

European-delivered variants of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze are set to be built in Europe rather than South Korea as General Motors attempts to bring more efficiency into its Opel plants in Germany, according to a Reuters report. Late last year GM CEO Dan Akerson suggested that moving some GM production out of Asia to Europe would help the company's European operations, which has lost money for the past 12 years...


Holden Cruze: local production of next-generation small car confirmed
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Holden Cruze: local production of next-generation small car confirmed

Holden has confirmed the long-term future of the locally made Holden Cruze small car, but is refusing to disclose whether the Holden Commodore name will continue past the next-generation model. The company has previously revealed it will produce two models at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia starting in the second half of this decade, but had not previously disclosed their identity...


2013 Holden Cruze wagon makes Australian debut
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2013 Holden Cruze wagon makes Australian debut

Holden has rolled out the variant that could help its small Holden Cruze knock off the Commodore as its top selling car next year. It presented the Cruze wagon at the Australian International Motor Show today ahead of its arrival in showrooms in January, although held back on revealing the pricing...


Walkinshaw Holden Cruze Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Walkinshaw Holden Cruze Review

Although almost impossible to imagine a decade ago, year to date sales show the small Holden Cruze outselling the traditionally popular large Commodore in Australia. The writing has been on the wall for some time, but it has taken aftermarket-tuning specialists Walkinshaw Performance to put the dots together and create a performance package for the popular small car...

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Holden Cruze set to premiere new GM global platform
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Holden Cruze set to premiere new GM global platform

The next-generation Holden Cruze, expected in 2014/2015, will be one of the first in a string of new vehicles built on a new General Motors global platform set to underpin nearly 2.5 million compact sedans and crossover vehicles by 2018, according to reports. News agency Reuters reports the new platform will first be employed for the Chevrolet Cruze, GM's global small car that is built locally as the Holden Cruze...


Holden Cruze turned into 180kW Walkinshaw Performance hot-hatch
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Holden Cruze turned into 180kW Walkinshaw Performance hot-hatch

The first true Holden Cruze hot-hatch has been unleashed in Australia, with homegrown tuning company Walkinshaw Performance unveiling a high-performance version of the locally made small car with a price tag just below $50,000. Based on the $29,490 Holden Cruze SRi-V 1.4 iTi hatch, the $19,995 WP Cruze Hot Hatch package introduces a number of visual and performance upgrades for a total cost of $49,485 before on-road costs...


Holden Cruze recall: 9500 vehicles affected
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Holden Cruze recall: 9500 vehicles affected

GM Holden has announced a recall of approximately 9547 locally built 2012 and 2013 model year Holden Cruze models fitted with the company's turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine as a precautionary measure following General Motors' recall of 475,418 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in North America and Israel due to a potential fire risk...


Holden Cruze under investigation for potential fire risk
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Holden Cruze under investigation for potential fire risk

Holden is investigating whether its Australian-made Holden Cruze small car has a fire-related safety defect after roughly half a million Chevrolet-badged Cruze sedans produced in the US were recalled over the weekend...


Holden Cruze wagon: first look
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Holden Cruze wagon: first look

General Motors has released the first official picture and details of the Cruze wagon that will be imported to Australia in early 2013 to bolster Holden's locally built small car range. The third variant will make its debut as the Chevrolet Cruze wagon - pictured above - at the 2012 Geneva motor show in March before giving Holden the opportunity the offer the most practical version of GM's global small car...


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Holden's new sales champ: Cruze beats Commodore

Holden has a new best-selling model for the first time since 1978 after its Cruze small car outsold the Commodore in January. The latest official car industry sales figures reveal Holden sold 2445 Cruzes last month compared to 2170 for its large car, which in 2011 had its 15-year run as Australia’s most popular model ended by another small car, the Mazda3...