2019 Chevrolet Cruze
We expect the Chevrolet Cruze to receive a few minor changes and updates for the 2019 model year.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
If you notice any inaccuracies about the information provided, or have edits to suggest, please let us know here.
Changes, Updates, New Features
- Deletion of two exterior colors
- Addition of two exterior colors
- Deletion of power-adjustable, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
- Deletion of chrome strip in door handles
- Deletion of bright side window surround moldings
- Deletion of ground Effects Package (LPO)
- Addition of LED tail lamps on Premier model
- Replacement of 16″ aluminum wheels (RS1) with 16″ aluminum wheels (SK8)
- Replacement of 17″ aluminum wheels (RSC) with 17″ aluminum wheels (RSE)
- Addition of new 17″ aluminum wheels (QOJ) on the RS Package (ZLH) with LT trim level
- Addition of 18″ aluminum wheels (RQJ) for Diesel Hatch and Premier models
- Deletion of ambient interior lighting
- Deletion of dual rear reading lights
- Deletion of front passenger seat-back map pocket
- Addition of Jet Black/ Galvanized Cloth seating for LS, LT and Diesel models
- Addition of Jet Black/ Galvanized Leatherette seating for Diesel with PCM, and Premier models
- Addition of Jet Black/ Umber Leatherette seating for Diesel with PCM, and Premier
- Addition of powered Universal Tablet Holder (LPO) (late availability)
- Replacement of Jet Black leather-appointed seating with Jet Black leatherette seating
- Replacement of Chevrolet MyLink radios with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, 7″ diagonal color touchscreen
- Replacement of USB port with 2 USB ports and auxiliary input jack
- Addition of single-zone automatic climate control as standard on LT and Premier models
- Addition of floor console with armrest as standard on all models
- Change of rear carpeted floor mats as standard only on LT, Diesel and Premier models
- Addition of remote vehicle starter system as standard on LT models
- Deletion of 6-speed manual transmission
- Addition of system override to engine start/stop system
- Deletion of Technology Package (ZLA)
- Deletion of Enhanced Convenience Package (ZL4)
- Deletion of Sun and Sound with Navigation Package (PCK)
- Deletion of Sunroof Package (ZLN)
- Deletion of Redline Edition (WBL)
- Addition of new LS Hatch model (1BR68) with (1SB) equipment group
- Addition of LS Convenience Package (ZFT)
- Change of Leather Package (PCM) to Preferred Package
- Addition of Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking as part of the Driver Confidence II Package
- Addition of Front Pedestrian Braking as part of the Driver Confidence II Package
- Replacement of Keyless Open on all 4 doors with Keyless Open on front doors; the passive entry system can still be programmed to unlock all doors at once with one press or with two presses of the front door buttons
See complete 2019 Chevy Cruze changes, updates and new features.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2019 Chevy Cruze continues to be offered in two body styles:
- Four-door sedan
- Four-door hatchback
Models & Trim Levels
The 2019 Cruze is available in the following models:
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Like all second-generation units of the Chevrolet Cruze, the 2019 Cruze continues to ride on the GM D2 platform shared with the following vehicles:
- Chevrolet Volt / Buick Velite
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Buick Verano
- Buick Excelle
- GMC Terrain
- Buick Envision
- Buick Cascada / Opel Cascada
- Opel Astra / Vauxhall Astra
For North American markets, the 2019 Chevy Cruze is assembled at two plants:
- Cruze sedan is assembled by GM USA at the GM Lordstown factory in Lordstown, Ohio
- Cruze hatchback is assembled by GM Mexico at the GM Ramos Arizpe factory in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila
The Cruze is also assembled at the following plants for global markets:
- GM Gunsan plant in Gunsan, South Korea operated by GM Korea (shut down as part of GM Korea restructuring)
- GM Alvear plant in Rosario, Argentina operated by GM Argentina, part of GM South America, which was folded into GM International
- GM Norsom plant in China operated by GM China
The 2019 Cruze follows the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launches in the third quarter of the 2018 calendar year.
We expect that the second-generation Cruze will live on for at least three more years after the 2019 model year, and that an all-new, next Chevy Cruze will launch in the 2022-2023 model year timeframe.
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