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  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
‚Äč2015 Chevy Cruze spy shotsLast we heard, General Motors had pushed back the release date for the next-gen Chevrolet Cruze (and its related rebadged variants around the globe) until the end of 2015, but it looks like development of the compact sedan is coming along well all the same. In these latest spy photos, we get our first look inside the new Cruze, as well as some more shots of the exterior.

From what we can tell of the interior, Chevy is continuing the precedent it set with recent designs in the 2014 Chevy Impala, updated Malibu and Corvette Stingray. While the slimmer two-pod gauge cluster and three-spoke steering wheel gives this car a more stylish appearance than the current model, our eyes are instantly drawn to the center stack of this car. For starters, the navigation display appears to be larger and closer to the occupants, and the number of buttons has also been reduced below the touchscreen display – by our count, the number of buttons has dropped from 40 (on the current Cruze with navigation) down to just 23. We also notice a couple of extra buttons on the left side of the steering wheel for the cruise control, so it will be interesting to see what these are for (possible lane departure warning or adaptive cruise control?).

On the outside, the Cruze is still heavily camouflaged, so aside from its sloped nose, cab-forward windshield and the short decklid, we can't really tell much about the sedan's appearance yet.


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      Ez-Car
      • 1 Year Ago
      Chevrolet, GM, please! If anyone is listening, you have a market for the hatchback in North America! If Mazda can do it, and you've done it with the Sonic, what's the hold up? I'd already have a Cruze if they offered a hatchback!
      Hey Sarge
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm liking the manual option.
      dluna71
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://gtcarlot.com/data/Ford/Focus/2013/69149088/Dashboard-73240304.html
      automan
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow finally GM pays attention to "interior" design!! that's a good sign.
      radroach
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing has a ton of redundant buttons for the nav radio and phone, ~14 buttons on the steering wheel! Hopefully they make some video games for the nav stereo, I'd love to play Gran Turismo using a real steering wheel, pedals, and shifter lol
      lrx301
      • 1 Year Ago
      Put the front wheel just a little rearward then the driver can ride on it.
      BG
      • 1 Year Ago
      The spy photographs show what looks like a real transmission shifter, meaning a manual. Interesting, and good for GM.
      erjhe
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like it! Especially what looks to be a healthy size hole under the radio... once thing I wish my current Cruze had as there are few good places to stick a phone with the manual transmission. Other than that it looks like a nice clean evolution of the current design with a few welcome tweaks. I will say I'm not totally happy that the car is taking on the generic economizer shape (raked hood blending into a heavily raked windshield), but I'll certainly retain judgement until it comes out without the camo.
      Awhattup
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can smell plastic from here
      Long007
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car should be named "chevy chrome" instead. That interior is whored out with way too much chrome. It makes the car looks cheesy and cheap.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Long007
        that comment makes absolutely no sense.
        torqued
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Long007
        Makes sense to me. There's fake plastic chrome trim around the steering wheel, shifter knob, shifter boot, gauges, air vents, and nav screen. Overdoing the chrome-look trim makes anything look cheap. Aside from the chrome though, I like the changes. The Cruze was already a good little car and had a nice interior for the price point. If I were in the market for a small FWD sedan, I would consider it.
      sckid213
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I was a budding car enthusiast at the ripe age of 15 in 1999, I never thought the day would come when GM would build nicer interiors than Toyota and Honda. But that day has definitely come. I think this looks great -- it's like what Toyota was trying to do with the new Corolla, but done correctly.
        GR
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sckid213
        I agree. New GMs and other domestics have gone upscale while some big name imports have remained the same. GM trying hard and Toyota slacking off is a good example. I noticed the same when I went to auto shows in the last few years. Chevys now are nothing like the sorry crap they were in the 90's and 2000s. I would say the same for Dodge/Chrysler models. They are impressive now and the Ram exceeded my expectations in interior design and quality.
        Macvicar24
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sckid213
        I believe the domestics have been outdoing Toyota the last few years regarding interior and performance. Well, Toyotas really don't perform. Anyhow, people still use the excuse they are more reliable, even though Toyota has been fined for covering up reliability issues. People need to re-evaluate their hatred toward American cars. They are missing out on a ton of great cars that are really from American companies.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Cruze is a very fine car, much better than the Cobalts and Cavaliers that came before it. It has one flaw, and that is it's a big fat @$$! (3200 lbs) Have a salad, tubby, and this can be best in class. BD
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