General Motors has launched a mild facelift for the Cruze in Australia, which comes with cosmetic changes and a longer list of equipment.
While the second generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has rolled out in the international market, some markets like Australia and India have no clue about the generational change anytime soon. Moreover, the first generation Chevrolet Cruze continues to get updates for being in the game. General Motors has launched a mild facelift of Cruze for the 2015 model year in Australia, where it is sold as Holden Cruze. Still, the updates are drastic as compared to the Cruze facelift we got in India with slightly revised bumpers.
The updates on the 2015 Holden Cruze include a reworked front grille with horizontal slats instead of honey comb detailing. The refreshed front bumper has got chrome sculpted airdams with LED DRLs. On the side profile, it gets 5-spoke 17-inch chunky alloy wheels and ORVMs with blinkers. The Australian market gets the hatchback version of the Cruze unlike the three-box sedan that we get. The rear gets minimal changes in the form of revised bumper for a sharper appearance.
Equipment list on the Holden Cruze facelift gets longer with rain-sensing wipers, satellite navigation with voice command, reverse camera, new MyLink infotainment system and remote start function, which allows the driver to start the car remotely and use the air conditioning before getting in. The interiors get suede seat inserts and the rest remains unchanged. General Motors won’t introduce more such updates for the Cruze in India, as the next generation Cruze is likely to hit our roads in 2016 end.