American carmaker Chevrolet has problems with selling the Cruze wagon and the Cruze hatchback in the United States, which makes they a little frustrated. Because of this, the carmaker turned for help and asked Walkinshaw Performance aftermarket specialists to develop a tuning program for the Holden version of the Cruze, hoping to obtain better sales results. The hatchback has as base the Australian made Series II Holden Cruze SRIV model, powered by the 1.4-liter iTi 4-cylinder turbo charged engine.
The standard model is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo Ecotec engine capable of developing 241 horsepower and 229 lb. ft. of torque after the modifications and this means 180 kW up from 103 kW. This is quite impressive in comparison with the standard output of 138 horsepower and 148 lb. ft. of torque. In conclusion, the Holden Walkinshaw Performance has 75 % more power and 55 % more torque. The tuner is a little scarce with offering details on how they obtained this output, but it seems that the Cruze upgrade package is more complex than this.
The Walkinshaw Performance engineers also offered improved suspension and upgraded braking system. Unfortunately the price for the new Cruize Holden Walkinshaw Performance was not made public yet. The hot Cruize hatchback is the first Australian Cruize with upgrades offered by the Walkinshaw Performance team. The ranges of custom packages are suited for any pocket. After hundreds of hours of testing, refinement and discussions, the Walkinshaw Performance team will offer a very special and unique product. The reaction of the public and the possible buyers will be analyzed after the launch.
|Chevrolet Cruze Holden by Walkinshaw Performance|
|Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel|
|Holden VF Commodore by Walkinshaw Performance|
|Chevrolet Cruze Diesel|
|Chevrolet Cruze 2009 WTCC|
|Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon facelift|
|Chevrolet Cruze Eco|
|Chevrolet Cruze hatchback|
|Holden Malibu in Australia|
|Latest||Cars & News|
|2018 Buick Enclave review|
|2017 Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty review|
|2015 Audi A8 L Chauffeur review|
|2015 McLaren P1 by MSO review|
|2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe review|
|2020 Porsche Macan GTS comes to fill Macan S and Macan Turbo range|
|Suzuki Jimny is set to get competition from Jeep|
|Toyota Highlander will be available in petrol only or hybrid powertrain|
|Skoda Rapid facelift was unveiled in Russia|
|McLaren 620R is the limited edition street version of the 570S GT4|