The Chevrolet Cruze has been one of the most popular compact cars on the market and it’s one that offers us a variety of performance choices and features that we want to enjoy. Unfortunately, it’s also considered to be a car that’s meant to offer you fuel mileage and sensible driving rather than giving you the fun and active ride you might be looking for. There is a place you can go when you want to have more power and active driving from the Chevrolet Cruze that you own and drive.
The Grocery-Getter Upgrade
The team at TRIFECTA Performance is based in Seattle, WA and they have been transforming the boring and mundane vehicles that we drive most of the time into something more exciting and fun. For the Chevrolet Cruze, this team has been able to turn up the power by 44 horsepower and 41 lb.-ft. of torque on average for the small 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While making these upgrades, there are no physical modifications made to the car and the engines are still able to operate using regular 87 octane gasoline, which certainly makes this team the place to go for more performance for your car.
What’s the Secret?
The team at TRIFECTA specializes in taking average commuter cars, trucks, and SUVs to analyze every area of the performance and programming of the vehicle. They’ve built tools in-house that allow them to reprogram and tune up an engine to offer a sportier appearance. For the Chevrolet Cruze, this is accomplished with a reprogramming of the engine computers to improve the horsepower, fuel economy, and driving dynamics to allow the car to act more like a sports compact car and not one that’s tuned to just handle your daily commute.
The Custom Parts Added for Performance
In order to avoid changing too much of the standard car, the team at TRIFECTA has a protocol for the supporting hardware to make the tuning easier and more seamless than it would normally be. This is done by modifying their own cars and developing the plug-and-play calibrations for those parts. This means when a customer brings them a car to modify, they already know what the calibrations should be to offer the optimal performance from the few custom parts that are added to the mix to offer the fun and active drive that will be enjoyed on the road.
Adding More Performance Features
The team at TRIFECTA has been tuning the Chevrolet Cruze since 2010 and they offer some completely custom features. They can give you a performance mode feature that’s programmed through the Cruise Control button. By listening to the different states of the cruise control system you could have Economy and Sport modes in a car that didn’t have a driver-selectable mode in the past. If you want to have a Cruze that’s tuned up for more performance without changing the look of the car, you need to contact the team at TRIFECTA and let them get started on your car.