The next-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze first hit the show floor at this year’s Beijing Motor Show. Based on General Motors’ D2XX platform, the 2015 Cruze features an all-new exterior design with a major revamp for the interiors as well. General Motors China has now officially revealed the interiors of the 2015 Cruze. The interiors host the now-familiar dual cockpit dashboard that is common to most new Chevrolet cars, albeit with two tone dashboard colour and finish.
The 2015 Cruze’s dashboard seems inspired by Hyundai’s Fluidic design with a profusion of curves. The revamped center console, which gets a piano black finish, hosts an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment module with Chevrolet’s MyLink II interface with voice assist and Bluetooth functions. The emphasis is clearly on adding new-age communication functions that are a must for the smartphone generation of buyers.
The vents of the dashboard are new along with a new design for the door trims while satin inserts are generously used across the cabin. The seats are upholstered with hand stitched leather, and this adds a modicum of premium-ness to the car’s insides. Also, the interiors of the 2015 Cruze are said to be more spacious than the outgoing model through better space management.
The car uses General Motors’ new design language replete with the new Chevrolet family face. The roofline of the new car takes a more gradual slope from the C-Pillar onwards, for a coupe-like appearance. The 2015 Cruze will be sold with an all-petrol line up in the Chinese domestic market. Other parts of the world will see the addition of a turbo diesel motor, likely to be the 2 liter Z-Series mill that is a prominent fixture on the current-generation Cruze.
Although the launch schedule of the 2015 Cruze remains unknown, a end-2014 launch in the Chinese domestic market is likely. Other global markets are expected to see the Cruze arriving in 2015. An India-launch timeframe is at least a year away as General Motors just updated the Cruze sold in this part of the world with a mild facelift. The Cruze sold in India is a diesel-only D-Segment sedan, equipped with manual and automatic transmission options.