2013 Holden Cruze was launched in Australia image

Holden has recently announced the launch of the 2013 Cruze in Australia, where the cheapest version is priced from 19,490 AUD.

According to the Australian based automaker, the entry-level version of the 2013 Holden Cruze is now named the Equipe and this will remain in the lineup as the cheapest variant. Despite being 2,000 AUD cheaper than the CD model, the Equipe is adding goodies such as the MyLink infotainment system, the rear parking sensors, the seven-inch touch screen, fog lights and 17-inch alloy wheels, amongst others. All of these can be yours starting from 19,490 AUD.

Power to the 2013 Cruse Equipe is being provided by a 1.8 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine from the previous CD, which is coming with the new six-speed automatic transmission, available on the model as an option for an extra 2,200 AUD. The Equipe level can also get the 1.4 liter turbo automatic unit under its hood, from 23,190 AUD, or the 2.0 liter turbo diesel automatic from 25,690 AUD. The Cruze SRi and Sri-V are coming with the new 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 132 kW and 230 Nm of torque. The Sri is coming from 22,490 AUD and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds. Prices for the SRi-V start at 26,490 AUD.