GM’s new Cruze sedan, expected to land in Australian showrooms next year with a Holden badge, has made its first appearance online this week.
The image above originally presented a shadowy teaser revealing only one half of the car’s face, wearing a Chevrolet badge. We have mirrored the image and swapped the bowtie for Holden’s lion.
As expected, this new teaser confirms that although the new Cruze will feature a similar profile to the model already available in China, its front end will showcase more than a few key styling differences.
For the US, and for Australia, the new Cruze sedan will wear larger upswept headlights, the latest evolution of Chevrolet’s dual-port grille design, and - with the model shown here - a sports-styled bumper with large fog light bezels framing the main grille.
And, while it will ride on the enhanced D2XX version of the current model's Delta platform, the new Cruze will be both larger and lighter than the seven year-old sedan it replaces.
Chevrolet has confirmed that it will unveil the new Cruze sedan on June 24, just weeks after Monday’s online debut of the new Astra hatch.
Both models are expected to come to Australia, although Holden has yet to confirm the exact makeup of its small-car range.
Watch for more details to come with the new Cruze’s unveiling later this month.