Fresh look, more kit for US-market small hatch and sedan
The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed for the North American market, featuring a revised design, upgraded infotainment for base models, and new interior colours.
Available in both hatchback and sedan bodies, the Cruze – sold here as the Astra sedan – continues to be available with both 114kW/239Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 102kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engines.
The petrol is paired with a six-speed automatic, while the diesel gets a nine-speeder.
In addition to the aforementioned changes, the 2019 Cruze range also gets new alloy wheel designs, and available LED tail-lights for top-spec 'Premier' models.
For RS variants (pictured in red), there's black window mouldings, logos and alloy wheel finish.
In terms of carryover equipment, all models come with 10 airbags as standard – including driver and front passenger knee inflators – along with a rear-view camera.
Available features including the Driver Confidence II Package, available on the top-spec Premier grade, adding automatic high-beam, rear-cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, low-speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection (something we don't get here), lane-keep assist, and following distance indicator.
Speaking with CarAdvice, Holden's product and brand communications senior manager, Mark Flintoft, couldn't confirm whether the MY19 upgrades for the Chevrolet Cruze would carryover to the locally-offered Astra sedan.
"[We have] nothing to announce at the moment," he said.