The Chevrolet Cruze will enter its second generation with an official debut on June 24 this year. The news comes with the announcement that 14 MY2016 Chevrolet models will be offered with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility – the next-gen Cruze being one of them.
The all-new model will be underpinned by GM’s D2XX platform, just like the MY2016 Volt. The all-new model’s exterior has been revealed in a set of undisguised spy shots earlier this month. Noteworthy changes include new headlamp profile and split grille, a steeper angle for the windshield, a sportier side profile with rising beltline and a (MY2016) Malibu-inspired rear-end.
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is tipped to be offered with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine with more power than the current 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine which produces 138 hp and 148 lb.-ft. (201 Nm). A new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission will also be offered for the first time, if earlier reports are to be considered.
An official teaser released this week image provides a look at the car’s new new center console. There will be a new 7-inch MyLink infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Production of the all-new compact four-door sedan (for the U.S. market) will happen at GM’s Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio.