The Holden Cruze Z-Series has been announced, following in the footsteps of the Commodore Z Series. These aren’t special editions; the regular Z-Series replaces the CDX, and the SRi Z-Series replaces the SRi-V.
Both models come with more equipment than the ones they replace, despite representing a high level of value in the competitive small car market.
Starting in the middle of the range, the Cruze Z-Series is available in sedan form only. It’s now optional with a six-speed manual transmission, and comes with standard features such as the MyLink interface with a seven-inch touch-screen monitor, voice recognition with Siri, leather seats, and a reverse parking camera. All of this is carried over from the CDX.
The Z-Series adds unique dark-finish 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear lip spoiler, Z-Series floor mats and sill plates, and various ‘Z’ badges on the outside.
At the top of the range, the SRi Z-Series is available in both hatch and sedan format. Like the SRi-V that it replaces, standard kit includes sat-nav, sports suspension, and a sporty bodykit.
Additionally, the Z-Series update comes with 18-inch dark-finish alloy wheels, a spoiler for the hatch model (sedan already comes with one), alloy pedal covers, and Z-Series floor mats, sill plates and exterior badges.
The new models are on sale now with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):
2014 Holden Cruze Z-Series sedan 1.8 (manual) – $21,990
2014 Holden Cruze Z-Series sedan 1.8 (auto) – $24,190
2014 Holden Cruze Z-Series sedan 2.0 diesel (auto) – $28,190
2014 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series hatch/sedan 1.6 turbo (manual) – $26,490
2014 Holden Cruze SRi Z-Series hatch/sedan 1.6 turbo (auto) – $28,690