Chevrolet Cruze has always been one of the favourite cars in its segment when it comes to a great engine and a powerful ride altogether. Designed beautifully, even the Cruze LT has been endowed with many prolific features, despite being the base variant of this league. Let’s discuss them in a little more detail here:
There aren’t many things different in the Cruze LT when compared to the Cruze LTZ MT and AT. The front of the car looks beautiful with the chrome furnished radiator grille. Body coloured front/ rear bumpers and the outside door handles look classy and smart. The overall styling of the Cruze is sharp and is capable of catching one’s attention. Door handles have been splashed with chrome for a rich look. The door glass and the windshield are tinted. One of the best things in the Cruze is that it comes with a set of alloy wheels and a spare one too. The main feature that has not been implemented in this one is the electric sun roof which is not really missed when there are so many other things to focus on.
The colour theme inside the Chevrolet Cruze LT is jet black with titanium stitch highlights on the seats. This one doesn’t come with leather upholstery unlike its elder siblings. The black dashboard also has been given an impressive styling and the plastics seem quite okay. The cabin is comfortable in the front but unfortunately, one feels the need for more space in the rear. There is a three spoke steering wheel that offers a fine grip and easy manoeuvring.
Reading lamps have been given both for the front as well as the rear. An ‘Electronic trip computer’ is useful while journeying as it keeps tab on information such as trip distance, average fuel consumption, average speed and distance that can be covered before the car demands refuelling. There is an integrated audio system with CD/ Mp3/ radio player with USB and AUX connectivity. Also a befitting climate control, auto air conditioning system has been installed in the Cruze LT.
Hoards of smart and well designed features have been evenly distributed throughout the Chevrolet Cruze LT to make it a very suitable vehicle in terms of comfort and convenience. The power steering wheel comes with mounted audio controls and tilt/telescopic functions. The headrests on both the front and the rear are also height adjustable. The driver’s seat is a 6 way power adjustable seat too and a clutch footrest has also been provided. All these additions make life for the driver easy and extremely comfy inside the Cruze cabin.
Apart from the above, the Cruze LT also comes equipped with programmable ‘follow me home’ headlamps and a rear glass defogger. The trunk gets its own separate illumination and so do the vanity mirrors that come with lids. A cigarette lighter and a rear accessory power socket have also been thrown in. The LT model comes with a foldable key with remote door lock/unlock, anti theft and boot release function. Further, there is a push button ignition for this classy sedan.
In terms of safety features, this model is no less than the Cruze LTZ Manual and Automatic variants. It sure seems like a complete car when it comes to counting the safety parameters of this vehicle. Equipped with ABS (Anti Lock Brake System), dual airbags, dual horns, front fog lamps, height adjustable front seat belts - you name it and it’s there. Apart from these, there is child seat mounting provision that has been implemented. An immobilizer, an anti theft alarm system and an auto door unlock system (in case of a car crash) have also been put in to enable the car towards smarter safety.
With a powerful 4 cylinder engine, 1998 cc and a 6 speed manual transmission, the Chevrolet Cruze LT is a delight to sit in and drive around. It’s almost a perfect car that delivers in terms of styling, performance, fuel efficiency and overall handling.