It’s heartening to see a car manufacturer going beyond the trodden path of cosmetic changes. Chevrolet with the New Cruze 2012 has done precisely that. The new Chevrolet Cruze 2012 comes with changes or up-gradations where it matters the most. And in a car it’s the heart or in common parlance the car's engine. So it does not matter, if the New Chevrolet Cruze 2012 looks no different from its older avatar. Maybe there is a merit in that too as probably is was Cruze's sharp looks that might have helped the car garner respectable sales numbers month on month since its launch. Even in its current avatar Cruze was always a pleasure to drive. Chevrolet has made that experience even more pleasurable. The 2 litre VCDI (variable geometry turbocharged direct injection), common rail engine is far more refined and quite. Displacement has gone up marginally by 7 cc from 1991 cc to 1998cc. What this small change has ensured is a whopping 16 Ps power output increase from 150 Ps to 166 Ps at 4000 RPM and even more impressive change of 53 NM Torque. The new Chevrolet Cruze is bound to impress the enthusiast even more. Another critical improvement seems to be in Cruze’s NVH value, could be attributed to SOHC upgrading to DOHC valve-train mechanism, which probably has made the New Chevrolet Cruze 2012 more quite and refined. Transmission department gets some more teeth with a 6th gear in both Automatic and manual transmission versions. The Advanced Electronic automatic Transmission offers a clutch-to-clutch operation for precise gear shifting, which along with widespread gear ratios ensures almost zero comprise on car’s fuel efficiency figures. The 6 Speed Hydraulic Clutch System Synchromesh Manual Transmission too is a major improvement over the earlier 5 speed version. Most other cars with such major overhaul under the hood would have definitely sacrificed fuel efficiency on the Altar of performance. But Not Chevrolet. New Chevrolet Cruze 2012 delivers enhanced driving experience with equally exciting ARAI mileage figures. New Chevrolet Cruze 2012 manual transmission version delivers ARAI Mileage of 17.3 KMPL vs 17.35 KMPL ARAI figures of older Cruze. And the Automatic delivers Arai Mileage of 14.39 KMPL for both old and new Cruze. Is the 6th Gear at Work Here? Good Work Chevrolet. Keep it up. Hope other car manufacturers follow.