When we look at the Chevrolet Cruze in the U.S. market — GM’s second-largest market globally in terms of sales — most consumers think of the compact sedan is incredibly new to the world. Guess what? It isn’t.
The Cruze is in fact getting old enough to score a mild refresh, and that’s exactly what Holden — GM’s Australian brand — has done with theirs.
Some things that the Holden Cruze is graced with that Americans won’t see is an updated front fascia, replacing the linear design with a sportier cross-hatched grille style, remote key technology and a 2.0L diesel engine option that’s good for 160 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque while returning up 5.6L per 100Km or what Americans know as 42 MPG. Trim levels start at the CD and CDX and upwards to the SRi and range-topping SRi-V. The latest Cruze will hit Aussie dealerships by late March.