Chevrolet passenger cars received an overhaul on Friday as the brand revealed the 2019 Cruze, 2019 Malibu and 2019 Spark. The 2019 Chevy Cruze, in particular, wears the brand’s new corporate face and gains a handful of new features.
Starting with the design, it’s a livelier look for the compact car with a larger lower grille opening and the same angular lines running through it as the 2019 Malibu. Like the mid-size sedan, the Cruze also wears the look quite well with a more fluid shape and fewer hard or sharp lines.
2019 Cruze Premier models now feature new LED-accented taillights as well.
Rounding out the updates for Chevy’s compact Cruze are a new Chevrolet infotainment system running on a standard seven-inch infotainment screen and new wheel designs. For LT and Premier models, remote start and automatic climate control are standard, while RS models gain black window moldings, bowtie emblems and 17-inch or 18-inch wheels.
Both powertrains soldier on, those being the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 1.6-liter diesel engine, though Chevrolet did not mention a CVT. Interestingly, a CVT is now standard equipment for all 2019 Malibu models save for the range-topping Premier.
No word on pricing or availability, but we’d imagine the updated 2019 Cruze will go on sale later this year, perhaps fall of 2018.