The Chevrolet Cruze sedan has been one of the few cars that has done well for General Motors across the world. The company is readying up the next generation model of the car for a launch in the second half of 2015. The all-new Cruze will go on sale globally towards the fag end of 2015 or early 2016.
Although the next generation version of the Cruze was due for a launch later this year, decent sales numbers of the outgoing car is said to have prompted the American car manufacturer to stretch the life of the current generation model by another year. The facelifted model (it’s a mild facelift at best) is said to have certain niggles that Chevrolet plans to sort out before the next generation model bows in.
An upgraded version of the Delta II platform, called the D2XX, will be underpinning the second generation of the car which will grow in length as compared to the previous model. However, the new car is expected to remain similar in terms of width as well as height to the outgoing model. The space for rear passengers has never been the strongest suit of the Cruze but things might just see a turnaround with the next generation model. The new D2XX platform will underpin a range of cars wearing the Chevrolet bow tie and is said to be GM’s answer to the Volkswagen MQB platform,
The current facelifted Cruze on sale in India touched down in October last year and is propelled by a 2.0 litre diesel motor that has 166PS on offer. The next generation model is expected to come with the same engine mated to a choice of an automatic and a manual transmission. Chevrolet could also give the new model a new entry level variant with a 1.0 liter Ecotec turbo petrol motor.
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