Australia: Holden premieres 2016 Cruze Z Series and Cruze Sri-Z image

The Australian brand under General Motors ownership has just released the 2016 Cruze Z-Series and the Cruze SRi-Z – based on the previous generation of the compact car.

Both models have just been released and come with sporty-oriented changes. First of all, the Cruze Z-Series now packs a rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone finish, while also boasting special door sill plates, “Z-Series” floor mats, and Z-Series badging. The Cruze SRi-Z meanwhile is very close to its relative but boasts 18-inch alloy wheels with a “satin medium android” finish and also packs alloy pedals, door sill plates, and special floor mats. Both sporty iterations of the compact Cruze also receive other amenities – such as rearview camera, leather seats, a push-button ignition, or the MyLink infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen display.

Under the hood the Cruze Z-Series packs the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine set to develop 139 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque while the Cruze SRi-Z will be the quicker of the pack thanks to its turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine churning out 177 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque. Aside from the fresh new versions – the Z Series and SRi-Z – the regular 2016 Cruze can also be ordered now with a new Slipstream Blue paint and the Cruze Equipe will pack modified 17-inch alloy wheels.