A mildly face lifted Chevrolet Cruze (Holden Cruze in Australia) has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the New York Auto Show.
The 2015 Cruze adopts Chevrolet’s “dual-port” grille at the front, together with restyled front bumper with LED daytime running lights (on LT and LTZ variants). At the back, the familiar taillights have been slightly revised as well.
Inside, changes are even subtler but the 2015 model gains revised switchgear and improved cupholders, which is said to “make it easier to insert and remove cups.” The Cruze also receives Siri Eyes Free technology and a Text Message Alert system, which is capable of reading texts out aloud.
American models get a seven-inch colour touchscreen display, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and an optional satellite navigation system.
No information has been released with regards to the car’s powertrain changes, but expect the current engines to be carried over. In Australia, that means a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol with 103kW and 169Nm, a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with 103kW and 200Nm, a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with 132kW and 230Nm, and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with 120kW and 360Nm.
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze goes on sale in the US this spring, with Australian sales to follow not far behind.