Chevrolet Cruze prices cut by £3,000

The new small family hatchback, launched less than a year ago, now costs £11,000 for entry-level ‘LS’ specification versions.

This puts the Cruze almost £3,000 below the price of the rival Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Kia Cee’d hatchbacks.

However, the Chevrolet Cruze LS comes with a CD/radio complete with four speakers, electric front windows, heated door mirrors and ‘follow me home’ headlamps designed to stay on for a short period after the driver has left the car to hep light the way to the front door.

The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback boasts a full range of safety equipment including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), front, side and roof curtain airbags and anit-lock brakes.

The £11,000 Chevrolet Cruze comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine costing £165 per year in road tax and returning 42.8mpg.

For a more frugal car, the Chevrolet Cruze also comes with a 2.0-litre diesel costing £130 per year. A more powerful 1.8-litre petrol is also available.

Additionally, a mid-range LT and a range-topping LTZ trim level can also be specified on the Chevrolet Cruze but these are not subject to the same £3,000 Chevrolet Cruze discount as the entry-level model.

The new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is available with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty covering roadside assistance and repairs for non-wear and tear problems.

Chevrolet has announced anybody who takes a test drive in the new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, or any other Chevrolet car, during the month of March will get free 12 months membership to the tastecard dining club.

The club, the largest of its kind in the UK, means diners get 50 per cent off food bills at 5,500 restaurants in the UK, according to Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Cruze hatchback cars are available now at Chevrolet dealerships in the UK.