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Updated 2016 Chevrolet Cruze to be launched in India soon

Team OD  /
05 Jan 2016 20:31:01 IST

Chevrolet India will be launching a facelifted version of the Cruze in India in a few days. Note that this is not theall-new model that GM showcasedat the Fillimore Theatre in Detroit last year. The 2017 Cruze will debut in India next year.

The facelifted Chevrolet Cruze will have a new grille, LED DRLs along the outline of the headlamps, projector fog lamps as seen on the Chevrolet Trailblazer and a new design for the alloy wheels. Inside, the infotainment system will be updated to a touchscreen MyLink system which can supporta reverse parking camera display.

chevy cruze front three quartersImage of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze used as a reference

There are no mechanical changes to the package which means the updated Cruze will get the 166PS 2.0-litre turbodiesel motor mated to either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.

The Chevrolet Cruze had been losing market share to fresh competition from the Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and the Volkswagen Jetta. Expect a slight price increase for the facelifted Chevrolet Cruze. This update is expected to give it a fresh lease of life untilthe all-new car arrives next year.

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