Since its launch in South Korea as the Daewoo Lacetti Premiere in 2008 and its launch in North America two years ago, the Chevrolet Cruze has experienced marginal changes inside and out, with the most significant being the introduction of Chevy MyLink here in the ‘States. This poses a problem, as the Cruze remains still in the marketplace while other models such as the Hyundai Elantra begin offering multiple body style variants and newcomers such as the Dodge Dart begin to encroach upon its turf. The market seems to be reacting accordingly, with sales for Chevy’s darling compact slumping. Thankfully, we can expect something new in the not-too-distant-future.
According to the latest reports, the Chevy Cruze will begin wearing a new front fascia come the 2014 model year. As such, it will be the
second third vehicle to don Chevy’s new look just behind the all-new Impala and refreshed Traverse. Reports indicate that the updated Cruze will launch sometime in mid-2013. This is also when we can expect a diesel engine offering, and hopefully new body styles for the Cruze here in North America.
Oddly enough, we can keep our eyes peeled for an all-new Cruze by the 2015 model year.