2016 Chevrolet Cruze

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It’s all new and it doesn’t look at all like the previous one.
Something that cannot be said of that many cars these days.

I think it looks a bit busy. For my taste. Which ends up being a bit anonymous.
And the interior needs to loose all the small shiny bits. Brush aluminum is the way to go.
(Unless that’s just the picture…)
But the current model is a really good car. And this seems to be better in every way.

-All new 1.4 Liter Turbo engine with 153HP. Standard.
-40MPG Highway
-Lost about 250 pounds
-Wireless phone charging option
-Heated steering wheel option.
-Rear heated seats option
-Diesel model for 2017
-Apple CarPlay

This is all good news for the compact sedan buyer. Really.

But I think the “wild card” for 2016 will be the all new Civic.
Which will be available as a sedan,  coupe and  hatchback.
(A hatchback Cruze is also coming to the US)

Conversation 11 comments

  1. Well done GM. This is a really nice car. It's gone from 'also ran' to class lead in my opinion.

    I think the Civic will continue to do well, but will lose share to this. I'd bet you that Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and Ford are all a bit nervous right now…..the only car that comes close to style is the 3.

  2. Of GM's 3 new compact sedans – Verano, Cruze, and Volt – the Volt is now the most attractive option. The Cruze and Verano just don't quite come together as designs.

  3. The headlight shape is a slight interpretation of the first one (and the fog light area from the 2015s), as well as the game black plastc window.

    – FusioptimaSX

  4. Fantastic. Light years better than the current Cruze and much better than Focus, Civic, Corolla. Plus it dropped 250lbs and 153hp standard? Zoom zoom.

  5. I think that GM did a good job with the 2016 Cruze for Northamerica and, Thank God, they decided not to bring here the Chinese version, which resembles a lot the so boring and old-looking Dodge Dart. Instead we have what I think is a correct update to this best seller!!!

  6. Introducing the all new Chevy Civic!… Err, I mean Cruze. It's a better looking Honda Civic than the actual Honda Civic. No, but in all seriousness, if you took the bow ties off and slapped some H badges on that thing, even Honda fanboys would think it was the next gen Civic.

  7. Wow! Chevrolet finally delivered an awesome looking compact sedan! What a revelation!

    I never thought I would be saying this, but it looks like Chevrolet will have the sexiest mainstream sedan lineup (current Impala, new gen Malibu and Cruze) in the industry! That's a very important accomplishment for them!

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