We have already seen half a dozen sets of next gen 2015 Chevrolet Cruze images. However, this latest set of second gen 2016 Chevrolet Cruze images show completely undisguised test mule, revealing many details of the upcoming car’s interiors and exteriors. These 2016 Chevrolet Cruze images were taken in Shanghai, right outside the car maker’s manufacturing facility.
The second gen 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will be unveiled later this year, following which, it will be launched in its home market next year.
— 2016 Chevrolet Cruze interiors
As can be made out from these images, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is looking considerably sharper than the current model and the car boasts of an enlarged grille, along with a strip of LED daytime running lights positioned just above the fog lamps. The headlights get black inserts, which make them look a bit like the ones on the Renault Fluence facelift. The engine hood features two creases. At the rear, the car gets slender taillamp units that have an angular design. The trunk lid gets an integrated brake light. On the inside, the car gets a a new dashboard with metallic accents, a large touchscreen display, saddle brown leather upholstery and glossy black finish.
For Chinese markets, the 2016 Cruze will be sold with a 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine that has a max power of 112 bhp (83 kW) and a peak torque of 146 Nm (108 lb-ft). Also available will be a 1.4-liter turbo with max power of 148 bhp (110 kW) and peak torque of 235 Nm (173 lb-ft). Gearbox options will include a five and a six speed manuals, along with a seven-speed DSG automatic.
2015 Chevrolet Cruze release date will fall on April 20 at the Auto China 2014.