India-bound 2017 Chevrolet Cruze snapped in Germany – Spied

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Will go on sale in U.S early next year.

The next generation 2017 Chevrolet Cruze has been spotted testing in Germany by Youtube user Daniel Weblauscher, featuring a camouflaged exterior that tries to cover up the new design. It was first unveiled in June, and will go on sale in its home market of U.S in early 2016.

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The 2017 Cruze is based on the D2XX FWD platform that has made the model 113 kg lighter. It also benefits from a 27 percent stiffer body and a low 0.29 drag coefficient.

The Toyota Corolla challenger features a hexagonal air intake flanked by new fog lamps, sleeker swept-back headlights with LED DRLs flowing into a thin grille above the hexagonal intake. The side profile features new wing mirrors and updated C-Pillar design, while the rear sports new horizontal taillamps and a sporty bumper.

The engine powering the sedan will be a new 1.4-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine generating 153 bhp paired to a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox enabling the new Cruze to complete the 0-100 km/h run in under 8 seconds.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze side official image
The 2017 Cruze is based on the D2XX FWD platform that has made the model 113 kg lighter.

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According to reports, the launch of the new Chevrolet Cruze in India will be delayed till 2017. Reasons that could be attributed to its delay are the time required to increase localization levels and that the new Cruze will only get a diesel option that year.

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