Rendering – 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Posted on Mar 16 2013 - 2:22pm IST
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The Chevrolet Cruze is a true Cinderella story.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Rendering front2016 Chevrolet Cruze Rendering rear

It started life as a Daewoo Lacetti (Chevrolet Optra for our Indian audience) and was not really a looker. It was a powerful car with a beautiful back seat ride but that’s about it.

Come 2008, the big, brash Cruze was showcased at the 2008 Paris Motor Show replacing the Lacetti worldwide. The humble house sweeper was now suddenly a princess. The Cruze was what the young generation aspired to drive.

A lot of the Chevrolet Cruze’s success is attributed to its exterior and interior design. As of 2013, the Cruze is a five year old car. With a midlife facelift coming in just last year, it is about time GM began work on an all-new Cruze. And they have!

First spyshots of an all-new Cruze testing in the snow surfaced last month so rendering artists all over the world are busy making interpretations of it.

Here we have Carplace bringing their interpretation influenced by the design language of the Chevrolet Sonic Twins. The artist behind the rendering, Mauricio Alves, decided that the Cruze needs to shift from its masculine design language and move to a more feminine one.

The all-new Cruze will be developed on an extremely modular D2XX platform which will replace the Delta II and Theta platforms and support no less than 12 nameplates and 2.5 million cars for under the Chevrolet, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands by 2018.

The all-new Cruze, codenamed as Project Phoenix, will be longer thus providing better interior and boot space. Multiple body styles such as four door sedan, two door coupe, a station wagon and a hatchback are planned.

A whole new family of engines called Small Gasoline Engine (SGE) developed by GM’s European arm Opel in collaboration with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) in the range of 1.0-1.5-litres capacity with turbocharging technology will motor the car. The diesel engines will also be updated with improved fuel economy.

The all new Cruze will be taking center stage in 2015.

[Source: Carplace.virgula.uol.com.br]

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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Ameya March 20, 2013 at - Reply

    one word: YUCK
    Please don’t make the Cruze another victim of bad cosmetic surgery as was done to SPARK (ewwww). Rather send it to US to get beefier like its sibling, BEAT

  2. Jay GTI March 19, 2013 at - Reply

    Ewww Ugly car :/ looks like a copy of the sonic not good :/ ,,,hope they dont destroy the cruze I think its ok that way it’s now they don’t need a new one … What they need is a coupe sport and a convertible with a nice body kit and more power ..

  3. nash March 19, 2013 at - Reply

    Present cruze has very aggressive front design. Only thing needs to be update is tail design. With 2016 cruze design, cruze will loose its aggression & reputation.

  4. Mike March 18, 2013 at - Reply

    Wow, a 5 year old could have come up with a better rendering than that. It will look nothing like that

  5. Nikhil March 18, 2013 at - Reply

    Just hope this rendering is wrong

  6. Rajat Jain March 16, 2013 at - Reply

    This looks like a copy of Honda Accord from the front & Toyota Camry from the rear. I hope they don’t follow your rendering at all because the current generation looks mighty fine .

  7. ishaan March 16, 2013 at - Reply

    I hope it doesnt look like the render above, the current cruze still looks fresh because of it’s strong styling, if they go for a boring look like above, no one is going to notice it, only toyota can pull of it’s staid styling because of its towering reputation

  8. royvayalil March 16, 2013 at - Reply

    the present cruze is more modern

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