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    So is the N American one built the same as the Australian? Can I throw a hitch on it and tow if I want to?

    I would assume that doing so would probably void my warranty though...

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    Any car can tow provided that it has decent torque and brakes.
    Don't see how it could void your warranty unless tried to tow something stupidly heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan of Aus. View Post
    Any car can tow provided that it has decent torque and brakes.
    Don't see how it could void your warranty unless tried to tow something stupidly heavy.
    Since the owner's manual specifically states not to tow, any transmission, brake, or suspension failures could be claimed to be a result of towing, even if they have nothing to do with the hitch (ie, used to mount a bicycle carrier on the back.) Thus is the sad state of affairs in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    So is the N American one built the same as the Australian? Can I throw a hitch on it and tow if I want to?

    I would assume that doing so would probably void my warranty though...
    I'm not sure whether N American one has the exact same transmission as the global, it might be different. And of course it has the Eco grill shutters which reduce airflow into the grill on the highway.

    Is it possible the N American version also has a longer powertrain warranty? They may not want to guarantee the powertrain as long if someone were towing.

    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
    Since the owner's manual specifically states not to tow, any transmission, brake, or suspension failures could be claimed to be a result of towing, even if they have nothing to do with the hitch (ie, used to mount a bicycle carrier on the back.) Thus is the sad state of affairs in the US.
    If you didn't install the electrical connector kit for towing then you might be able to argue that the hitch was just used for a bike rack.
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    Transmission is an Aisin unit instead of a GM unit.

    With a bit of extra cooling, I think it could tow just fine. The transmission seems to be programmed slip the TC a lot though on the diesel for smooth shifts, which means lots and lots of heat.
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    The trailer brakes on medium weight trailers used in Australia are an overrider type. They work by having a master cylinder mounted on the draw bar. The drawbar is telescipic with about a 2" travel and a coil spring to hold it tight. When braking the spring compresses and this activates the trailer brakes which are hydraulic. The harder you brake the more braking there is. To reverse a metal lever which is on a swivel clops over the tow hitch blocking the brakes from coming on. The trailer can have either drum or disc brakes, your choice. This means no tell tale on the car, all you have to do is explain the wiring for lights, indicatord etc.

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    my Cruze diesel 150 hp with 5-speed manual gearbox, made in korea, weighing 1250 kg, according to the manual can tow 750 kg and 1250 kg without brakes with brakes.
    The diesel Cruze coming to this part of the world (South America) is manufactured in Korea. The petrol engine is manufactured in Brazil.
    If I can later I upload a photo of the owner's manual.

    mi cruze diesel de 150 cv, con caja manual de 5 velocidades, fabricado en korea, con un peso de 1250 kg, segun el manual puede remolcar 750 kg sin freno y 1250 kg con freno.
    El cruze diesel que viene a esta parte del mundo (sud america) es fabricado en korea. Los con motor a nafta se fabrican en brasil.
    Si puedo mas tarde subo una foto del manual del propietario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hernan l. View Post
    my Cruze diesel 150 hp with 5-speed manual gearbox, made in korea, weighing 1250 kg, according to the manual can tow 750 kg and 1250 kg without brakes with brakes.
    The diesel Cruze coming to this part of the world (South America) is manufactured in Korea. The petrol engine is manufactured in Brazil.
    If I can later I upload a photo of the owner's manual.

    mi cruze diesel de 150 cv, con caja manual de 5 velocidades, fabricado en korea, con un peso de 1250 kg, segun el manual puede remolcar 750 kg sin freno y 1250 kg con freno.
    El cruze diesel que viene a esta parte del mundo (sud america) es fabricado en korea. Los con motor a nafta se fabrican en brasil.
    Si puedo mas tarde subo una foto del manual del propietario.
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    The diesel engine in my car is a different one to Argentina as mine comes from Austria and the car is made in Australia. The engine has 161hp and 266f/lbs of torque and is a chain driven duel cam.

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    The Cruze Diesel in Argentina came to 2012 with engine VDCI 150 hp (LLW) 5-speed manual transmission and from there to the present with the engine of 163 hp (LNP) with 6-speed automatic transmission, only some came with 6-speed manual gearbox but no longer it sold more. My engine is manufactured in Korea by GMDAT (General Motors Daewoo Auto and Technology) is an engine for VM Motori (Italy) made to GM. The new I think it's an evolution of this also made by VM Motori.
    Leave a picture of my engine as the main diference with yours is the turbo position in front at 163 hp and 150 hp in the back. And mine has TIMING BELT.

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