Walkinshaw Performance has developed an upgrade program for the Holden Cruze hatchback.

Australian tuning for an Aussie car, it's the Holden Cruze prepared by Walkinshaw Performance. The aftermarket specialist have developed a power boost for the 1.4-liter iTi Turbo engine that can provide 80% more power and 50% more torque. The standard output of the engine is 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) while after the tuner works its magic it can output 241 hp (180 kW / 244 PS) and a peak torque of 228 lb.-ft. (310 Nm), a lot more than the standard 147 lb.-ft. (200 Nm).

In order to obtain this healthy power increase, the engineers at Walkinshaw Performance have fitted the Holden Cruze with an upgraded turbocharger, a custom exhaust manifold and a dual-outlet stainless steel exhaust system. Bilstein and Irmscher were in charge of upgrading and recalibrating the suspension, while for additional braking power the tuner installed 4-piston 343mm rotors. In addition, this tuned Holden Cruze rides on white 18-inch alloys provided by Irmscher.

Gallery: Walkinshaw Performance works on the Holden Cruze