Next generation Chevy Cruze spied recently in Southern California, probably for its AD campaign which will be marketed as Chevrolet Cruze 2016 facelift and some recent spyshots came from Indonesia. Chevrolet, a brand from the American manufacturer General Motors (GM) also called the Chevy launched the Cruze back in 2009 with not much of upgrades until now apart from few cosmetic changes. Lately, the all new Cruze has been spotted on the streets of America which reveals its swept-back design and few insights into the technical specs as well.
Well, does the new Chevy Cruze look as cool as the current showroom model? Realistically, No. The new Cruze 2016 facelift has lost its aggressive look which complimented its 2.0Litre mill. We now have to look how Chevy will be placing the new Cruze as part of the Indian dishes. Nevertheless, this is an US spec model with sleek design and evident lines, obvious to be a liker to the Americans.
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The Chevy Cruze 2016 facelift with swept-back design language does not surprise use, as Chevrolet had announced earlier in 2014 that it will unveil a refreshed Chevrolet Cruze as a 2015 model at an auto show, with an updated grille and a more angular shape most likely from the new Volt, Malibu and Impala. However, this just happened with the 2016 model.
The front of the 2016 Cruze has an updated split grill with chrome accents and headlights with LED inserts with a futuristic look. The lines on the hood commend the front with an athletic appearance. Towards the bottom of the bumper the fog lights are placed directly in between chrome inserts and just above it you can see visual lines running upwards making the Chevy Cruze look more elegant rather than aggressive as the current model. The rear has a bit of rise towards the tail with black plastic diffuser kind lower section with reflectors on both sides. Also, evident from the picture is the split tail lamps on the aprons and boot lid, seen with a sleek rear spoiler.
While the US spec Chevy Cruze 2016 facelift is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine expect the Indian version to sport the same 2.0 litre turbocharged CRDi engine making 166HP with a few tweaks to its performance. Similar to the US spec Indian buyers also can expect a dual-clutch transmission as an offering if made available here.
We are not talking about the Chevy to launch its Cruze anytime sooner in India. However, you can expect the launch later this year at the Los Angeles auto show or early in 2016 at the Detroit auto show, so by mid-2016 in India.