According to latest set of rumors it seems that the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze might be postponed slightly. This vehicle might not come before the end of this year as it was planned but it might be officially presented during the 2015th. If this happens that we might be getting it as a 2016 model.
These are still only rumors but we do know that it is in test phase and on the last set of images we are able to see that few parts of this vehicle are now offered with slightly less level of camouflage. Second generation of Cruze will be again produced in the plant located in Lordstown, Ohio. From 2010 Cruze is delivered from this factory but we do expect to see some really nice changes.
2015 Chevrolet Cruze Release Date
Since the launch in 2009 this model was sold in more than 2 million units which makes it a best-selling model worldwide. Main goal of this company is to increase sale numbers and this can be done only with further improvements that we do expect to see delivered here. At this moment popularity is at pretty high level but still there are things that can be improved.
When we compare currently available model and the one that will be offered to the market in the next few months or during the next year, we can notice that the new version will come with slightly longer body. This was done thankfully to introduction of the new platform on which this car will be built. Possible name for this platform is D2XX and it will replace older Theta and Delta II platforms in almost entire lineup of this car maker.
Same platform will be used for vehicles like Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac ELR, Open Astra, GMC Terrain and few others. With introduction of new platform that will be shared with more vehicles we will be getting lower costs of development and at the end lower price of the vehicle. Even we do not expect to see price reduction we are pretty sure that for the same or similar amount of money we will be getting much more equipment.
Under the hood we expect to see almost identical lineup of powertrains with only small improvements. Large number of four cylinder engines will be offered here but one of the most interesting models will be the one equipped with 2.0 liter inline four cylinder turbocharged diesel. We do expect to see additional small engines but those will most likely be reserved for the markets outside the U.S.
Diesel Specs Of 2015 Chevrolet Cruze
When it comes to diesel version of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze we are still short about few details but what we do know by is that this engine will deliver about 148 ho and 248 pound-feet of torque that will be available at 2000 rpm. With the delivery of this much torque and power we do expect decent performances but even more importantly great fuel economy.
Comparing the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze diesel version with its main rival, Volkswagen Jetta TDI with similarly powered engine we are getting quite good results. Jetta manages to achieve 42 mpg on the highway while the new Cruze will offer about 46 mpg and maybe even more. Not all details are known about this vehicle but what we are able to see by now it seems to be one quite well balanced car.