General Motors quietly introduced the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze at the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show last evening. And even though we’re still not quite clear as to whether this model is a global car or one specifically designed for the Chinese market, we do know that the new compact delivers the first glimpse of Chevrolet’s next-generation design language.
Called “Design with a Heartbeat”, the styling direction was developed with a focus on efficiency. It was inspired by the Chevrolet Tru Concept that made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new Cruze features coupe-like, flowing lines that support enhanced aerodynamics, according to GM. Meanwhile, the Cruze’s wheels are “pushed out to the corners of the car”, allowing for “shorter front and rear overhangs”, while the roofline stretches to the rear, making for a spacious interior — according to GM. Up front, a dual-mesh grille extends to the headlights to “create a more dynamic visual effect”, and chrome-plated trim stretches from the outside rearview mirrors to the rear seat windows, “conveying a rhythmic refinement.”
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