CHEVY’S CRUZE MADE a great first impression when it was launched back in 2009, thanks to its aggressive styling and powerful diesel engine. With the next-generation car, Chevy has moved on from the muscular design of the outgoing Cruze to a more chic, coupe-like design language. This car is also more rigid and lighter by over 100kg. The interiors get higher quality materials and, more importantly, thanks to the more space-efficient design, there’s more space inside the cabin. The 166hp 2.0-litre diesel is likely to be replaced by a 137hp 1.6-litre unit which is expected to be considerably more efficient. Also, the car is likely to be available with a new 1.4-litre 155hp turbo-petrol engine.
THE NEW GENERATION of Audi’s bestselling SUV globally, the Q5, bears some resemblance to the p redo us car, but beneath the skin it’s related to the new Q7. It boasts a lightweight construction which makes it 90kg lighter, it’s more spacious than before with even better quality materials in the cabin, and it features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8.3-inch MIMI infotainment screen with an optional Bang & Olufsen sound system. It’s likely to be offered with a choice of two diesel engines – a 2.0-litre 190hp four-cylinder unit or a 3.0-litre 286hp V6 diesel unit, mated to seven-speed automatic and all-new eight-speed automatic gearboxes.