Images of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze sedan have surfaced in China. The 2015 model of the Cruze shows a big change in terms of design and now comes with a more aggressive snout up front. That said, the front end of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is eerily similar to the Hyundai Verna Fluidic and it seems as though General Motors has borrowed Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy for the next-gen Cruze.
Smoked projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs are major additions at the front of the car. The rear of the car also seems Hyundai inspired, this time with the tail lamp cluster bearing resemblance to that of the Elantra. The interiors get a complete makeover too, with new features added. The colour scheme and the leather cladding look ghastly though.
The 2015 Cruze also adopts the new D2XX platform, which will also support a wide range of cars with GMC, Chevrolet, Opel and Buick badges. The new platform will allow General Motors to greatly minimize costs, through the sharing of parts, platforms and production facilities. Engines and transmissions of the 2015 Cruze are likely to be carried over from the existing line up.
In the Indian context, this means that the 2 liter Z-Series turbo diesel motor, known for its copious torque of 380 Nm will be retained, along with 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. Other markets will get turbo charged petrol units while the Chinese market is said to get a naturally aspirated petrol motor on the base model. In China, the current-gen Cruze will be repositioned as the Cruze Classic, and will sell alongside the new model.
The car will go on sale internationally from the end of this year, with the unveil likely to happen at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show that will kickstart from April 20th. The all-new Cruze is likely to arrive into India next year, until when the facelifted Cruze will continue being sold here. The current version of the Cruze is assembled in India with kits being imported as completely knocked down (CKD) units. The same route will be taken in case of the 2015 Cruze.
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