Spied – Current Chevrolet Cruze will receive exclusive facelift in China

Posted on: Apr 26, 2014 - 11:36am IST

General Motors had unveiled the second generation Chevrolet Cruze in Beijing, China last Sunday. While the successor, based on an all-new platform, is gearing up to start sales later this year, the current Cruze says its going nowhere. Spyshots of a Cruze facelift have emerged on Chinese auto websites, proving yet again that China is a land where cars never die.

Chevrolet Cruze facelift for China front
Headlamps, grille, bumper and wheels are different.
Chevrolet Cruze front view
Front of the pre-facelift Chevrolet Cruze added for reference.

Markedly different from the Cruze facelift revealed at the New York Auto Show, the Chinese Cruze gets a regional front-end with honeycomb-mesh grille, straightened headlamps, and a curvier lower bumper with squared foglamps, more to the liking of the Chinese C-Segment customer.

Moving to the rear, the car receives Malibu inspired taillamps with the U-Shaped detailing, reskinned boot lid and a new rear bumper which now encloses the registration plate.

Chevrolet Cruze facelift rear for China front
Bootlid, taillamps and bumper revised.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze facelift India rear
Rear of the Chevrolet Cruze added for reference.

The Cruze facelift gets power from a 1.5-liter petrol engine (in place of the 1.6-liter unit) as per one Chinese news update, producing 80 kW (109 hp). The Cruze facelift would very likely sit in a lower segment when the next gen Cruze goes on sale.

[Source – auto.sohu.com]

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