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Holden Cruze adds features, reduces retail price.


Holden has added features across the entire model line-up while reducing the recommended retail pricing for the entire range.

  • New Cruze offers extra value across the range, with some models offering more than $3,000* extra value
  • Sharp pricing sees new entry level Cruze Equipe priced from just $29,400*
  • Powertrain line up enhanced with new 1.6 litre turbo engine and second generation six-speed automatic transmission
  • Premium Holden MyLink infotainment system with seven-inch colour touch- screen and app-enabled functionality standard across all models

New Holden Cruze will offer buyers exceptional value from a small car when it goes on sale in May, with added features and better performance thanks to the introduction of a new 132kW 1.6 litre turbo engine and locally developed sports suspension for SRi and SRi-V sports models

A realigned model line-up sees the Equipe replace the entry level CD, adding front fog-lamps, sports grille, 17" alloy wheels and rear park assist as standard features to the most affordable Cruze model.

CDX gains additional premium features including keyless entry with push button start and a reverse camera. A reverse camera is also added to the range-topping SRi-V while the SRi sports model receives rear park assist as standard.

Holden Cruze will offer a new premium version of the Mylink Infotainment System similar to what was introduced on the new Barina CDX late last year.

Standard in every new Cruze model, the Holden MyLink system centres around a seven-inch colour touch-screen featuring intuitive controls that enable drivers to select audio and settings, connect a mobile device via Bluetooth (while stationary), view album artwork and customise their home screen preferences.

Holden MyLink in Cruze also uses embedded applications to allow drivers to safely access internet music station, Pandora and podcast radio station Stitcher through 3G streaming on their compatible mobile device.

The new 1.6 litre turbo engine, now standard in both SRi and SRi-V sports models, replaces the 1.4 litre turbo engine which remains an option on the Equipe model. A new Australian-calibrated second generation automatic transmission with Active Select replaces the outgoing automatic transmission across petrol models, promising improved drive quality.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Jeff Murray, said Holden was committed to offering excellent value for money to small car buyers.

"The New Zealand small car segment is one of the most competitive segments anywhere made all the more challenging by the high New Zealand dollar," said Jeff Murray.

"Holden Cruze was one of the best-selling cars in the segment last year and while New Zealand customers were quick to see the value in purchasing a Cruze we will continue to ensure this car is top of the list for small car buyers here.

"The addition of some exciting new features as standard on Cruze will make this car a very compelling package that represents an exceptional deal for small car buyers."

"There is a lot of competition in our country but I believe the new upgrades we have made to Cruze will have customers driving away in their new car with big smiles on their faces.

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