2015 Chevrolet Cruze: Hot Or Not?13
Chevrolet will officially pull the wraps off of the 2015 Cruze this week at the New York Auto Show. It may not be the all-new 2016 Cruze some of us have been waiting on, but the current car could use a bit of a redesign, so we’ll accept this new facelifted model with open arms.
The most obvious change to the 2015 Cruze comes in the way of its grille and front fascia. As you can see, it now uses a two-tier grille which is similar to that of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. In LT and LTZ trims, the front fascia also features LED running lights located beneath the headlights.
From the front bumper backward, the new Cruze remains relatively unchanged. The biggest revisions come in the way of the car’s upgraded infotainment system, which can now be equipped with General Motors’ 4G LTE connection from OnStar. It can also now read text messages aloud through Bluetooth or Siri Eyes Free and with an update, will be able to accommodate Chevy’s AppShop service.
There are other small changes, too. The cupholders have been revised to be more useful, there is a trunk release button on the center console and the door-lock switches have been moved to a more conventional spot on the front doors. So with these changes in mind, tell us, is the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Hot or Not?
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Neither hot nor cold.
It’s just better than the Chinese model.
Not much different than pre facelift.
Judging by the consistently strong sales numbers GM must have been doing something right. People are shelling out big bucks for this small car when some arguably better competitors can be had for less ($25k is WRX money). Maybe there is a block of pure gold in the trunk.
Subaru’s interior quality is on par with GM’s of 20 years ago. That cost-cutting from the WRX had to come from somewhere; mercifully not from their powertrains of which I still hold in high regard.
Be hot as a new Belmont.
I’m still on the fence here. I want to like it but am having a hard time with the new nose on an old face thing. I wish they would have done something to the butt end also. Like new lights and plastic bumper cover or such.
I don’t like FWD cars, but on styling alone, the headlights are nice, but the grill is just dopey looking.
I agree. The grille fails it. Not entirely sure what they were going for.
Exactly which is why I continue to think someone’s got some serious ‘splaning to do with the two different 2016 noses. Why this one yr. remake to look similar to the Malibu and then give us the new Cruze seen with the Sonic looking nose and not the nose that is on the one that had the debut in Beijing at the auto show? Things just don’t add up or make sense in all of this to me.
I do not like the grille. Current model has a better looking grille. 2015 Cruze does not have the style of the Hyundai Elantra or Honda Civic. The verdict is NOT HOT.
The Honda Civic has style?! News to me. And the Elantra is an amorphous alien space ship. For girls.
PS: you do realize that the cruise was designed 3 to 4 years before either one of those, right?
It is fresh and I most certainly like it.
I think the back end might need to be fixed. the back end looks like it could be from concept cars in the 90’s.
I don’t spend, most of, my time outside of the vehicle, I spend, most of, my time inside of the vehicle. As long as the inside is nice, and most importantly, with comfortable seats after an 8 hour drive, and a butt that’s not hurting, or not numb… I’ll be happy.
Besides… It’s a nice looking exterior.