The Chevrolet Cruze sedan was launched in India in 2009 and facelifts at regular intervals kept the car's look fresh till now. The company recently unveiled a thoroughly reworked Cruze for the international market. The arrival of this reworked model to India will take place in 2017. To bridge the gap of a year and to keep the sedan updated with the other cars, GM India is reportedly launching a mild facelift version soon.
A report in AutocarIndia says the upgrade will be purely cosmetic. The facelift is expected to be in line with the Cruze Classic model the company selling in China. It features new headlamp cluster with LED daytime running lights. The front bumper and fog lamp setup will be tweaked. The signature split grille with the "bowtie" emblem will stay untouched. In the rear, a new set of taillamps will find space.
The interior will be spruced up with a MyLink infotainment system that offers voice recognition, Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free telephony. The system will also be the display while reversing.
The powertrain will be the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which generates 165bhp of power and 380Nm of torque and comes with a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. While the manual variant of the Cruze claims to deliver a fuel efficiency of 17.3kmpl, the automatic model of the car offers 14.81kmpl fuel efficiency.