At the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Chevrolet is going to debut the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. The latest iteration will arrive with a number of improvements including refreshed styling, enhanced convenience inside the cabin and better connectivity features.
The facelift model of Cruze takes inspiration from the all-new Chevrolet Impala and restyled Malibu, and hence features a dual-port front fascia. Because of the dual-port styling, the front now looks more elegant compared to the aggressive-looking front of the previous generation model. The swept-back headlamps will be complemented by LED daytime running lamps on the LTZ and LT trims. Also, Chevrolet will offer a range of new colors for the exterior and interior on the 2015 Cruze.
Convenience enhancements made on the interior include relocation of door lock switches from the center console to the front doors, relocation of trunk release button to the center console and revised cup holders.
As for the new connectivity features, the 2015 Cruze will offer new Text Message Alerts feature that will work with Bluetooth enabled smartphones, Siri Eyes Free that works with Apple devices. Additionally, customers will also be offered with a host of standard and optional equipment including a 7-inch color touch screen, Chevrolet OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, Chevrolet AppShop, navigation, 10 standard air bags, rear park assist, side blind zone alert, rearview camera and more.
The Cruze will be available in six models: LS, LT, RS, LTZ, Cruze Eco and Cruze Diesel. The Cruze Eco and Cruze Diesel are two of the most fuel efficient cars in their category and return 42 mpg (highway) and 46 mpg (highway) respectively. The Cruze diesel is 10 percent more fuel efficient than the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and produces 151 hp of power and peak torque of 264 lb-ft. The Diesel offers a complete range of 717 miles.