Four years after its launch, Chevrolet has pulled the wraps off the latest variation of its best-selling model globally in New York. The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze bowed sporting revised exterior styling, some minor interior tweaks, and a few more tech-friendly features.
Starting with the most obvious is the 2015 Cruze's new nose. The Cruze now wears the same corporate grille as its midsize and full-size sedan siblings, the Malibu and Impala. The redesigned front-end also includes LED daytime running lights on all LT and LTZ models.
Big Tech Upgrades
Inside, Chevy went easy on trim tweaks making minor changes to things like the cup holders. Besides that, the trunk release has been moved to the center console while the door lock finds a new home on the front doors. The new technology is highlighted, including a new 7-inch navigation and infotainment screen. Available features include a Wi-Fi 4G LTE hot spot through OnStar, which is able to support up to seven devices, and navigation. A Text Message Alerts feature, which reads incoming texts through Bluetooth, and Siri Eyes Free for iOS 6 and 7 users is available as well.
Power remains unchanged for the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze as the 1.8-liter inline-4 cylinder engine carries over with 138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of peak twist. Then there's the optional 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine which is rated at 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel inline-4 cylinder engine returns serving up 151 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. Both gasoline engines are available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic while the diesel only offers the latter.
After making its official debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is expected to begin popping up in dealerships around the country later this summer.
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