2015 Chevrolet Cruze (facelift) spotted in Thailand – Spied

Posted on: May 11, 2015 - 10:50pm IST

Based on the China-exclusive Chevrolet Cruze Classic.

Although the global Chevrolet Cruze has already stepped into the next generation, GM China is retaining the first generation model with a new facelift, and badging it the “Cruze Classic”. However, based on a new spyshot, the exclusivity of the facelifted model will extend to Thailand as well.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze facelift rear quarter for thailand
Identical to the Chinese Cruze Classic, the models sport Malibu-inspired taillamps with U-Shaped detailing, reskinned boot lid.

Identical to the Chinese Cruze Classic, the models, spied on a transporter, sport Malibu-inspired taillamps with U-Shaped detailing, reskinned boot lid, a new rear bumper with a registration plate enclosure and a chrome strip above it.

The engine lineup for the Thai-spec 2015 Cruze haven’t been confirmed yet. Being a facelift, it will likely retain the 2.0-liter VCDi diesel engine producing 163 horsepower at 3,800 rpm and 360 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, and a 1.8-liter ECOTEC delivering 141 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and a maximum torque output of 177 Nm at 3,800 rpm.

Chevrolet Cruze Classic (facelift) China spec
The entry level engine is a 1.6-litre ECOTEC motor, although the Chinese-spec Cruze Classic (pictured) replaced this engine with a 109 hp 1.5-liter unit.

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The entry level engine is a 1.6-litre ECOTEC motor that provides a 109 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, although the Chinese-spec Cruze Classic replaced this engine with a 109 hp 1.5-liter unit. All three engines are paired to a 6-speed auto transmission.

The interior and equipment are likely to be left unchanged with some notable gadgets including multi-function steering wheel, auto rain sensor, engine starter button, auto headlamps, keyless entry, dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, TCS and ESP.

Chevrolet Cruze Classic (Chinese spec) – Image Gallery

[Source: Fito Play via Headlight Mag]

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