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New 2015 Chevrolet Cruze To Make ASEAN Debut In August

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Hans July 30, 2015 12:54

Chevrolet Sales Thailand have announced that it will be launching the new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze at Thailand’s upcoming Bangkok International Grand (BIG) Motor Sales 2015 event.

Before you start thinking about the all-new Cruze that made its global debut in China last year, we should point out that this is most likely to be nothing more than a facelift of the current generation Cruze.

The sole teaser image provided by Chevrolet (main picture above) seems to suggest so.

Below is the new Chevrolet Cruze that is already on sale in Korea, powered by a new 1.4-litre turbocharged engine.

Chevrolet Sales Thailand also said that the new Cruze will feature a new interior and new in-car infotainment technology.

The company’s short press statement made no mention of any new engines so we don’t think the turbocharged unit fitted to the Korean market Cruze will be offered here.

Currently, the all-new second-generation Cruze (below) is only available in left-hand drive markets, produced in China and USA. The US-market Cruze features a slightly different styling from the Chinese Cruze but both share the same 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine.

The Cruze models sold in ASEAN countries are manufactured in Thailand, and is developed by GM’s Korean subsidiary Daewoo (now GM Korea).

The second-generation Cruze however, rides on an all-new D2XX platform that is reportedly developed by GM’s European subsidiary Opel.    

About Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.

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