Back in March the new-generation Chevrolet Cruze was caught undisguised but today the new vehicle was officially introduced at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show a.k.a. Auto China 2014. According to the official press release, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze was developed by GM's global R&D team and the goal was to set new benchmarks in the segment in terms of fuel economy, handling and intelligent technology.
The 2015 Cruze is inspired by the Chevrolet Tru Concept, which was unveiled at the Auto China 2012, and comes with coupe-like flowing lines that support enhanced aerodynamics. The front end features a dual-mesh grille that extends to the stylish headlights, LED daytime running lights and new hood that shows aggressive design lines. From the side, we observe the chrome-plated trim that stretches from the outside rearview mirrors to the rear seat windows.
Under the hood, there is a new-generation Ecotec small-displacement engine co-developed by GM and SAIC. 2015 Cruze offers a segment’s first 1.4L mid-mounted direct injection turbocharged engine or the first 1.5L mid-mounted naturally aspirated engine.
Chevrolet will offer the 2015 Cruze with the all-new DCG seven-speed dual-clutch transmission co-developed by GM and SAIC, an all-new six-speed manual transmission developed in Europe, and the third-generation S6 six-speed automated manual transmission. Comparing it with the outgoing version, the 2015 Cruze promises to deliver a fuel economy improvement of 14-21 percent.