If anyone was slightly undecided about previous models of the Holden Cruze, then the 2014 edition will swing the vote hugely in its favour. This Australian production proudly holds its own, or simply outclasses others in the small car segment of the market.
Powered by a new 1.6-litre turbo direct injection 4 cylinder engine that is aided by 6-speed auto transmission, this gutsy little sport produces 132kW / 230Nm output to give a truly impressive performance. To top it off, the interior has been crammed with intelligence
A 7-inch touch screen provides access to 3D satellite navigation, camera alerts, Bluetooth mobile phone integration as well as a great audio system. Voice control makes the reading and sending of texts and the dialling of numbers a breeze, as well as the selection of music and apps. Driver assists include keyless entry, cruise control, a reverse camera, park sensors, multi wheel control and other standards. Safety measures have received 5-star ratings from numerous reviewers and its styling has been highly praised.
With 5-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels, a chromed grille and chrome inserts, the Holden Cruze is a shining example of Australian motor manufacturing. Fascias on the front and rear, as well as a shapely rear spoiler and stylish front fog lamps add to the sporty look of the car. The ample boot space is just one indicator that the Holden Cruze is among the larger in the small car segment. This Australian beauty is definitely worth a test drive and some serious consideration.