The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, for the US market, is nothing more than a current-generation Cruze with a facelift. In fact, everywhere but China is being denied the new-generation Cruze for a year or two, when the new global model is launched.
But it looks like Brazil’s Cruze is at least seeing the same updates as the US version, or close. This means that Brazil’s Cruze is stuck with the same 1.8 liter four-banger as is standard here, and unrevised automatic and manual 6-speed trannies, as well.
What the update does bring with it for Brazil is a more appealing front grille and bumper, likely very similar to those included with the US facelift, and possibly the addition of LED daytime running lights. The interior will probably also see some similar minor touch-ups originated here, such as better cup holders, door lock buttons that have moved from the center stack to the doors, and a trunk release on the center console.
The new generation Cruze is going to gain a dual-clutch option, and reportedly, up to 20 percent better efficiency from the dual-clutch and the newly-designed automatic. I guess a prettier face will have to do, for now.