2014 Chevrolet Cruze Research Click to hide
Cars these days are becoming more and more connected, almost to the point where it's more distracting to fiddle around with them than a cell phone while driving.
Chevrolet doesn't seem to think so, and for the new model year, will add OnStar 4G LTE and Siri integration on the 2015 Cruze. Along with that, Chevy has updated the exterior with inspiration from the all-new Impala and 2014 Malibu. The interior features more intuitive controls, as well as voice-controlled features for enhanced safety when responding to text messages.
The exterior will feature a dual-port front fascia, LED daytime running lamps on the LT and LTZ trims, swept-back headlamps, and new exterior colors. Inside, Chevrolet has redesigned the cup holder, trunk release and door lock switches on the center console, along with a seven-inch diagonal color touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, next-gen OnStar, and MyLink, AppShop, and navigation.
Who It's For
As one of Chevrolet's top-selling models, the Cruze "offers more of the features, connectivity and efficiency that are important to today's customers." Thanks to a fuel-efficient lineup featuring a gas, hybrid, and diesel variant, Chevrolet has been able to deliver a diverse lineup to fit with almost any lifestyle.
With the updated styling, more customers may choose to go with a Cruze over the competition as it offers a more standout appearance and personality. All the connectivity features will appeal to younger buyers looking to get the most bang for their buck, but other generations will be satisfied by the level of safety and convenience features found in the new model.
While we may not be a big fan of all the connectivity, here are the standout features:
- 4G LTE and Siri integration for safer in-car text messaging and connectivity
- Updated exterior and interior styling offering a more exciting appearance
- Diverse lineup of powertrains
What We Think
We've recently been behind the wheel of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel, and we found it to be a compromise of performance, comfort, and efficiency. With the new model, it seems like Chevy has addressed these concerns. With the updated exterior for a more sporty appearance and revised interior for better connectivity, the new Cruze should appeal to a much larger audience when it goes on sale later this year. We have a feeling that when we get behind the wheel that it'll be a top contender in its segment.
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