The new Cruze will me much larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated than the current model. It has benefited from vigorous wind-tunnel testing to help improve its sleek design as well as its efficiency levels.
With styling influenced by the 2014 Impala (offered in the USA) and the all-new Malibu, the 2016 Cruze brings Chevrolet's new, expressive global design language to the small car segment. We think it looks good and the longer and leaner appearance is due to the fact that it is lower in design compared to the current model.
Moving inside, the all-new Cruze is more spacious and benefits from better technology. Its interior is designed to be more comfortable and a better connected environment for the driver and passengers. The instrument panel, in particular, features a leaner, more muscular layout, which has been built around the Chevrolet-signature dual-cockpit theme. There is more leg and knee room at the rear for passengers, which is a big plus point for us.
The Cruze will also be offered in more than 40 global markets and will go on sale in North America first, early in 2016. A new 1.4-litre turbocharged engine with direct injection developing 113kW will be used. We suspect it will be mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual. Stop/Start technology has also been implemented to help enhance the Cruze's efficiency.
We will be updating you as and when we receive more information on the all-new Cruze. We will also confirm local release dates and possible pricing.