Chevrolet completed their “Five in ’15” mantra yesterday evening with the unveiling of the 2016 Cruze. Arguably, other than the 2016 Malibu, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the most important cars the brand has introduced.
And now we’re here to dissect whether you feel the car is a winner, or a loser in the design department.
Chevrolet can talk new specs all it wants, but the fact of the matter is most average consumers will take one look at a car and either love it, or hate it. In our opinion, we think there’s a lot going for the 2016 Cruze with the exterior design.
The shape is reminiscent of the 2016 Volt, and that’s not a bad thing, as the Volt wears its sheetmetal in a very handsome matter. The design looks fresh, and isn’t too polarizing to create that split “love or hate” mentality we spoke of above. The front-end continues the evolution of the Chevrolet split-piece grille, and the rear gains a few nods to the C7 Corvette Stingray in those tail lamps.
Overall, we think it’s a very cohesive design, unlike the outgoing car where the rear seemed to be mismatched to the front clip.
Now that you know what we think, what say you? Has Chevy created another hit for the compact-car market? Or, have they not done enough with the design to set it apart? Vote in the poll, and make yourself heard in the comment section.