The most immediate changes are at the front, which includes a much larger grille. The lack or edgier angles gives way to more fluid shapes, and we happen to think the wider grille is a much-needed improvement.
The outgoing Cruze’s front fascia always seemed a tad “me too” in shape and design to various imported rivals. The design changes in the 2019 Cruze aren’t major, but they do help give the car more of its own identity, especially with the RS model and hatchback.
At the rear, new taillights replace the current units with an updated take on Chevrolet’s dual-element design.
Perhaps the new look will help bring more buyers back to the Cruze nameplate. Chevrolet announced last week that it planned to cut the Lordstown, Ohio, plant’s second shift, taking up to 1,500 jobs with it. Lordstown solely builds the Cruze sedan.
What do you think? Is the new look a winner? Or, do you prefer the old design? Let us know in our poll and comment section.