In China, the second-generation Cruze, which rides on the D2XX platform, has already been launched with a choice of a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine or 1.5-litre direct injection engine, both from the new GM Small Gasoline Engine family mated to a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic, and seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions.
(Pictured here is the Chinese market 2015 Chevrolet Cruze)
However, the U.S. market Chevrolet Cruze will differ from the Chinese market model with a more upscale design and muscular look. Recently, it was also announced that the 2016 Cruze will come equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capability features as well. Expect a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to a dual-clutch transmission as the drivetrain fitted.
As compared to our local Cruze, the new model is a huge departure at least in terms of looks with a sleeker look at the front fascia. The teaser image reveals a wider air intake, narrower headlamps and redesigned fog lamps as well. However, it is yet unclear whether the all-new model if it makes its way here will adopt the Chinese or U.S. market design.
(Pictured here is the Malaysian market 2015 Chevrolet Cruze)
The Chevrolet Cruze is the brand’s best-selling car model with global sales surpassing 3.5 million units and Is sold in 115 countries with China, Brazil, the United States, and Canada being its top global markets.