The all-new, second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will go on sale in North America early next year before winding up in more than 40 markets globally. Larger and lighter than its predecessor, the new model promises more nimble handling for a more dynamic driving experience.
In North America, Chevrolet's 2016 Cruze will be available in four trim levels including L, LS, LT, and Premier – five if you count the more expressive RS package. Furthermore, a new Cruze Turbo Diesel will replace the outgoing model in 2017.
Under the hood is a 1.4L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 153 horsepower (along with 177 lb-ft of torque) and features auto stop/start. Buyers will have the choice between a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
There are a number of new features available on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Depending on the trim level, look for 15”-18” wheels, Chevrolet MyLink with 7” or 8” display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, LED headlights, wireless phone charging, and more.
The new 2016 Cruze comes standard with 10 airbags, StabiliTrak stability control, 4-wheel disc brakes, and a rearview camera. The interior is roomier and offers standard heated seats up front. Keeping everyone safe will be a host of available cutting-edge technologies such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, and forward collision alert.
Pricing for the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be announced closer to its on-sale date. For Canada and the U.S, the car will be built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant.