Despite gas prices tanking faster than we could have ever imagined, General Motors is not backing down on the fuel-efficient vehicle front, which it has stated loud and clear once before.
Adding to those efficiency fighting words are these latest spy shots from World Car Fans portraying what seems to be the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hybrid. This would make the for a four vehicle in a rapidly expanding Cruze lineup; standard sedan, hatchback, diesel and now, hybrid.
The front fascia is masked with camouflage, but hides a more mundane and toned down looks, likely for aerodynamics and efficiency. The side skirts receive the same treatment, too, along with some eco-friendly looking wheels.
Powertrain details are unknown, but it seems likely either the 1.5-liter four-cylinder from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt or the 1.8-liter four-cylinder from the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid would find a home under the hood of a Cruze hybrid. We’ll put our money on the 1.5-liter for now.
Regardless, the engine will be mated to a battery pack and possibly an electric motor for optimal fuel economy.