If you were wondering why the Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel didn’t debut with a refresh, here is your reason: there’s an all-new model currently undergoing IVER testing, and it’s set to debut sooner than you think.
Testing in the cold weather, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze (not pictured) — or Holden Cruze if you’re reading from Australia — features more aerodynamic elements than before, including a shortened, raised decklid shaped in a way that allows air to pass efficiently around it. And do we see some Chevrolet Sonic in the front grille? We’re a bit surprised that there’s less Impala influence, and that the outgoing dual-port grille design language remains.
Powertrains are expected to be all-new, going with the new rollout of next-generation EcoTec engines, and is also the first D2XX platform vehicle spotted in the wild. The roofline appears rakish, but the the front and rear overhangs don’t appear ideal. Regardless, we will withhold judgement until we see the finished product, some two years from now.