Last modified: 04/08/14
General Motors will introduce the U.S. redesign of its global compact at the 2014 New York auto show.
GM’s best-selling car globally will be among the first vehicles launched on the newest version of its global compact vehicle platform, named Delta, which also will underpin the Opel Astra, Buick Verano and Chevrolet Equinox.
The 1.8-liter base engine likely will be replaced by a new 1.5-liter.
Spy photos, pictured above, show a more swept-back silhouette and sleeker headlights and taillights. The Cruze looks to have a bolder, deeper version of Chevy's traditional twin-port grille, taking cues from the new Impala and 2014 Malibu. The front end is more rounded and aerodynamic-looking than the current car, and the raked windshield gives it a coupelike profile. The double-squared off taillamps show hints of the Malibu and even a little resemblance to the Corvette.
The lineup includes the Cruze Eco, which gets 42 mpg on the highway, and Cruze Diesel, which gets 46 mpg on the highway.
The new Cruze will come with Apple Siri integration, OnStar 4G LTE, and text message alert.
Following the launch of the redesign, the addition of a Cruze hatchback or a coupe is a possibility.
Photo: CHRIS DOANE AUTOMOTIVE
|Segment: Compact||Powertrain: Conventional (gasoline)|
|Release Year: 2015||New Product Category: Redesign |
|Drive: FWD|| |