When Chevrolet launched the Cruze things seriously changed in the life of their compact sedan offering. That ground breaking model is headed for a replacement.
Further more, it seems that Chevrolet plan to keep on spinning things their own way with the replacement of the Cruze, a model which is to be ready by 2015.
The new car will ride on a truly global platform which is internally known as the D2XX architecture and which will be shared with other models in the family.
At the moment, plans for this platform hold the Cruze, the Volt world saving car, the Equinox crossover and even the European Astra.
Alongside the platform, the styling on the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is going to be considerably changed (though we hope it remains as interesting and bold) as well.
While the car will be available with a choice between sedan, hatchback and coupe body styles it’s said to get some design cues from the Impala which isn’t really the best of choices.
Beyond this kind of stuff, the American company promises the usual raft of improvements. There’s to be more equipment and it’s to get higher finish quality.
The “nasty” problem of powerplants and drivetrains is yet to be tended to but Chevy assures us there’s going to be improvements in the areas of fuel economy and emissions.
What will remain a constant in the life of the Chevrolet Cruze is in the places where its built. Pending an investment of some $220 million into the Lordstown and Parma plants, the assembly lines will remain there.