GENERAL MOTORS VIETNAM LAUNCHES 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE
New safety features and technologies meet the needs of active, confident and stylish car buyers
HANOI – General Motors Vietnam today launched the 2014 Cruze, the latest generation of Chevrolet’s best-selling compact car worldwide.
The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze has added an array of safety features and technologies in line with the demands of active, confident and stylish car buyers. It is available in two trim levels: The 2014 Cruze LS is priced at VND560 million and the 2014 Cruze LTZ is priced at VND672 million (VAT included).
“The 2014 Cruze has a powerful performance and stylish design, making it one of the most appealing compact sedans on the market,” said Gaurav Gupta, Managing Director of GM Vietnam. “Consumers will appreciate its high level of safety, advanced amenities, sporty looks, outstanding handling and competitive price.”
2014 Cruze LTZ
The 2014 Cruze LTZ comes with halogen headlamps, a four-way adjustable steering wheel, rear parking sensors, automatic air conditioning, a smart key and theft deterrent. It also comes with sporty 17-inch aluminum wheels and 215-mm tires that enable the car to quickly accelerate while maintaining high levels of traction, safety and handling.
The cruise control system in the 2014 Cruze LTZ automatically controls the throttle-accelerator pedal linkage so that the car maintains the set speed – even when going uphill or downhill –without the driver having to press the accelerator. Instead, the driver can relax and focus on the road.
The 2014 Cruze LTZ is powered by a 1.8L push-start engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) that delivers optimal performance and efficiency. Advanced electric cooling helps maintain the engine’s temperature for worry-free operation. The engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2014 Cruze LS
The 2014 Cruze LS has a six-speaker stereo system with steering wheel audio controls, automatic air conditioning and headlamps, an anti-theft system and rear parking sensors. Other outstanding features include a four-way adjustable steering wheel and a rear seat that can be folded down 90 degrees to significantly increase the capacity of the trunk.
The model is also equipped with disc brakes and anti-lock brakes (ABS). The disc brakes maximize braking efficiency and are easier to maintain than other brakes. ABS helps reduce braking distance, prevent wheel lock-up during emergency braking and avoid obstacles on the road. It also supports the smooth ride.
Other Outstanding Features
A six-way power adjustable driver’s seat is a new feature in both trim levels, ensuring a comfortable driving experience even over longer distances. Its wheelbase of 2,685 mm allows for a surprisingly spacious interior, even for those riding in back.
With segment-leading fuel capacity of 60 liters and ground clearance of 160 mm, the 2014 Cruze can handle long drives and unstable driving conditions. The 2014 Cruze is the only car in its class with a rearview mirror dryer, which improves vision during rainy or wet weather. In addition, the outer mirror is integrated with turn signals to make it easier to change lanes and direction.
The 1.8L DOHC Ecotec engine in the 2014 Cruze LTZ and the 1.6L DOHC engine in the 2014 Cruze LS have four cylinders and the Variable Intake Manifold (VIM) system. The VIM system changes the intake manifold plenum configuration in line with the car’s operation (such as starting up, speeding up or going uphill) to produce peak torque at the lowest rpm required. This helps maximize engine life, increase fuel efficiency and reduce engine noise in the cabin.
About the Chevrolet Cruze:
- More than 3 million Cruzes have been sold in over 118 countries since the nameplate’s debut six years ago. U.S. President Barack Obama called the Cruze “the car of the future.”
- The Cruze has received 39 product awards in China, 27 in the U.S. and 12 in Brazil.
- The Cruze is built in 11 countries on five continents.
- The Cruze has been put through intensive durability testing, including extreme weather tests and more than 210 crash tests tailored to the regulatory demands of the countries in which it is sold.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
About General Motors Vietnam
General Motors Vietnam Co. Ltd. (GM Vietnam) has headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Tu Hiep Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi. It has an annual assembly capacity of 30,000 vehicles and operates a nationwide sales network of 17 dealer facilities in major cities. Additional information on GM Vietnam can be found at www.chevrolet.com.vn.