Spy photographers have caught what looks like the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze out on snow patrol. The camo could be tricking our eyes, but it look like it has an even tidier, more rounded front end and even lower fenders in relation to the top of the hood. And either a chunk of camo has been wedged between the side mirrors and the doors, or the mirrors are up for revision, too.

The door handles have been moved up the side of the car, leading the way to a rear end that grows a bit in length. If the rumors are true, the coming second-generation Cruze sits on the new D2XX platform that will replace the Delta and Theta platforms at General Motors. A global architecture, the Cruze will be the first to get it, but it will underpin everything from next Chevrolet Volt to the Equinox and could be responsible for 2.5 million units by 2018. The next Cruze is expected to begin production in GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant in the third quarter of 2014.


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      mazeroni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fingers crossed it cuts 300 pounds out of the platform. Admittedly the current car seems to compete well enough with its weight disadvantage, but it would be good to see what they can do without the bloat.
        Gordon Chen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mazeroni
        I hope they bring all the Eco tuning across the board. air grill shutters, super overdrive, lighter steel, lower height etc.
        RZ-Civic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mazeroni
        They should aim for at least a 400 lb cut. Current Cruze base model is 3 056 lbs (Eco is slightly lighter), compared to 2 616 lbs for the Civic base model. if GM can make the Cadillac ATS slightly lighter than the BMW 3 Series, then there's no reason GM can't do the same for the next Cruze.
          DK
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RZ-Civic
          Cruze ECO is 3011, Civic LX sedan is 2740.
      Monkaroo
      • 1 Year Ago
      The door crease in the c-pillar worries me. I still hope this car cuts a good silhouette like the current car. Its better to message a good design sometimes then totally redesigning. One of the great things about the current Cruze is that it strikes a good balance between feminine and masculine styling which gives the car a well planted look. GM had a big misstep with the Malibu I hope they don't mess with success in the wrong way with the new car.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Monkaroo
        Um, what exactly does this mean: "The door crease in the c-pillar worries me." I really don't understand so please explain.
          Monkaroo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          It could just be camouflage, but the C-pillar looks a lot thicker than the current car making the car look less athletic than the current Cruze by comparison.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everytime I see a current gen Cruze I think it's a real winner. Especially in that silvery blue. but im not really liking the styling of this update-looks more econo.
      JGM038
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please don't mess this up.
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Definitely see some Sonic in the headlight design. But what's with the wagon in the last picture?
        Matthew Dawson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        It's the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, I believe. I assume they're doing a refresh, hence the camo. It could be a Regal version of that car, though I doubt it.
      Nick Allain
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad to see that they're continuing to give this car attention and revisions to keep it relevant.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope there will be a hatchback version too.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dud. It looks like the Malibu in the back, and we all know how well its selling.
        lrx301
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        they put Malibu\'s back and Sonic front together to make the new Cruze?, Genuis!
          Chip
          • 1 Year Ago
          @lrx301
          Says the guy who made at least 3 spelling and grammatical errors in one short blurb.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lets really hope this car hasn\'t been \"Akersonized\" like the 2012 Malibu was. If that clown is trying to cost cut and decont these things someone needs to step up and say something.
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a Cruze. They need to fix the jerky transmission and shocking lack of rear leg room. And a wagon variant like they have in Europe would be cool.
        JGM038
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        You are dead on about the transmission. I know cars will upshift when possible to preserve fuel economy, but the Cruze is a little too willing. Literally the millisecond you left off the gas it's up in 6th.....Makes driving in traffic a real headache, literally.
      NPG MBR
      • 1 Year Ago
      How is it possible for Chevy to be testing to next Gen Cruze when its the Equinox thats sorely overdue. Im ready to buy a new car and I'm dying to see what the next Equinox is gonna look like. Sure wish they give us a clue soon.
        mbukukanyau
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NPG MBR
        Which SUV in Equinox class there even comes close to the Equinox?
        Casey Jensen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NPG MBR
        The Equinox is selling like hot cakes. Your question is apparently not everyone else's.
          NPG MBR
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Casey Jensen
          Yes I know it is but its about time they come up with the next gen. While it may be \"selling like hot cakes\" that won\'t last forever especially since Ford has done so well with the Escape which was selling more than the Equinox in the previous generation and now this new gen.
        krusshall
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NPG MBR
        How is it possible for a car manufacturer to develop two cars simultaneously? Hmm.
      Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      No Camaro tail lights, thank God.
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