We have seen several different sets of pre-production photos of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze, but these latest shots from Indian Autos Blog reveal the most production-ready 2016 Cruze yet. Previous photos showed the second-generation compact sedan with a conventional Chevrolet two-tier grille, but now it appears to be sporting a grille closer in design to that of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.
The Malibu similarities continue past the front end. The rear haunches are more defined than the current Cruze’s, the taillights appear to have two-separate sections and it has adopted a third, trunk-mounted brake light.
The launch of the second Cruze was originally scheduled for 2014, but has since been postponed until the second half of 2015. We’re sure the looks are still subject to change, but it seems the new Cruze is starting to look more like a downsized Malibu every time we see it.