(LAURA WALUBENGO) – To celebrate 100 years in existence, Chevrolet is launching its two newest models into the Kenyan market.
Operating under the General Motors brand, Chevrolet will be launching the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Captiva at the Carnivore on Wednesday.
General Motors and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries. Its brands also include Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling.
This year is special however for Chevrolet, whose inception in Detroit goes back to 1911.
The 2012 Cruze is meant to be compact, offering more cargo space and spectacular safety with 10 standard air bags4. With successful test drives in the Arabian desert, the Alps, the intense Nürburgring in Germany which tests for high performance, the car-maker feels this baby is ready to go anywhere in the world, even Kenya!
It is tech-savvy and so will appeal to the young intellectual, boasting Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones, playing music on your phone via a USB port and all with the touch facility on the steering wheel.
And with the OnStar RemoteLink™ mobile apps11 you can start your vehicle, check diagnostics, unlock doors, and keep track of routine maintenance – but you can only get it on the iTunes Store.
The Captiva meanwhile is a good-looking all-terrain SUV.
Some of its features are: Level ride suspension, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Climate control, Leather steering wheel and gear knob, Front fog lamps, Electrochromatic rear view mirror, Electronic climate control, and Rain sensor wipers just to name a few.
It has an inbuilt satellite navigation system and an order can be placed for privacy glass.