In a slight change of plans, General Motors has reportedly opted to hold back on launching the all-new Chevrolet Cruze by a year, citing engineering changes and the desire to wring out more sales on the current model — including the diesel version that’s just now arriving at dealerships across the U.S.
This engineering change-up might could mean increased development costs for the new model, but if it results in a better product, it’s hard for anybody to complain about it. The delay means that the all-new Cruze, which will be based on GM’s new D2XX platform, will launch around December 2015, instead of late 2014.
Are engineers making room for a bigger engine? All-wheel-drive? Yet even more airbags? Looks like we have some digging to do…