After its complete redesign for 2017, the Chevrolet Cruze carried into the 2018 model year with no changes. With this make over still very new, we anticipate no huge changes when the 2019 Cruze hits display rooms.
As a carryover, we anticipate the car’s appearance to be practically similar to the present model, which features somewhat sharper styling compared to the somewhat dull previous generation. Though we anticipate no huge style changes, there might be a couple of little updates to the available colors, which is common during model year changeovers.
The Cruze’s interior also went through a total renovate in 2017, generating a more high end look and feel, more comfort, and additional technology. Like the exterior, we expect this to carry over in 2019, however there might be some little tweaks to its colors and materials, and some shifting around of standard and optional features.
In the powertrain department, we anticipate nothing brand-new. If this proves accurate, search for the 2019 Cruze to come with a standard turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that produces 153 horse power and 177 pound-feet of torque. Buyers trying to find boosted fuel economy will still have the optional 1.6-liter diesel engine that produces 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come standard with a six-speed handbook transmission. The optional automated transmissions differ, as the fuel model uses a six-speed vehicle, while the diesel has a nine-speed system.
The new-generation Cruze has yet to go through total IIHS security screening, but it has finished 2 crash tests– moderate overlap front and side– and it got “Good” rankings in both. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the Cruze does not have automated emergency braking, it gets just a “Basic” ranking in the front-crash avoidance test, which keeps it out of the discussion for Top Safety Pick classification. This should all remain the same in 2019.
Though there is no official release date for the 2019 Cruze, we anticipate to see it in display rooms in the summer of 2018. Provided there are no changes on the docket, we also expect prices to stay much like the 2018 Cruze’s MSRP range of $19,400 to $26,795 (destination costs consisted of).