2016 Chevy Cruze hatchback,ltz
Cruze from Chevrolet is a very popular vehicle that is renowned all over the world because of its family friendly features. So, the 2016 Chevy Cruze is being awaited to grace the automobile market in the upcoming year. Apart from featuring a new line of engines, this model will sport a revamped exterior design and a host of technological advancements in the car’s exterior. This upcoming model will be available in hatchback and coupe types. Let’s find out what other features this refreshed vehicle has to offer.
2016 Chevy Cruze: Engine Specs
The most significant change will take place under the hood of this vehicle. 2016 Chevy Cruze will feature General Motor’s new 1.4 litre and 1.5 litre 4-cylinder Ecotec engine in place of the old 1.8 litre variant that was found in its predecessor. There are also rumours that a diesel engine is also in the making and will be capable of generating a horsepower of 151. Instead of the old 6-speed transmission, Chevrolet has decided to go with an 8-speed automatic transmission system.
There is not any official information available regarding this vehicle’s fuel efficiency, but naturally with a slight compromise in power, this engine should return better fuel efficiency rates. Our suspicions are further strengthened because of the fact that 2016 Chevy Cruze is being based on GM’s compact car platform.
2016 Chevy Cruze: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Inside of this vehicle, there is a host of improvements that are said to be taking place to make seating arrangements more comfortable. The seats are likely to be wrapped with premium quality leather while soft plastic may be employed to cover other features. It would have a redesigned steering wheel, upgraded centre stack and refreshed gauge cluster. The next generation 2016 Chevy Cruze will likely also have added cabin space to allow for more head and legroom along with extra cargo carrying capacity.
Technology features will include the standard Satellite navigation system, rear-parking sensors, cruise control, top notch audio system and safety airbags for all the passengers and driver. Updated connectivity tools like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB ports are also expected to make an entry this time around.
There aren’t any major visual differences in both the Chinese and U.S. versions of this car. In the American version of Cruze, there is a bisected grille that dominates the car’s front end along with bigger air intakes. Compared to the Chinese version, this model also has a better looking rear side owing to its twin exhaust pipes and aggressive posture. One matter that disappoints us the most is the lack of HID headlights and LED powered daytime running lights that have graced the Chinese debut vehicle. 2016 Chevy Cruze has most of the features to make it an ideal family vehicle.
2016 Chevy Cruze: Release Date and Price
Even though there is no official information available yet, our trusted sources indicate that the 2016 Chevy Cruze will see its release in the spring of 2015. Prices are likely to remain competitive with a starting price of a humble $ 20 000 for the base model.