Starting at the very beginning of the year, Chevrolet has been on a whirlwind pace overhauling its car lineup. First there was the 2016 Volt at the Detroit Auto Show followed by the 2016 Malibu and Spark in New York, and then there was the recent introduction of the 2016 Camaro. Now, GM’s volume-selling brand is about to introduce the next generation of its top-selling car as the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be officially unveiled on June 24th.
Little is known about the next-gen Cruze intended for the U.S., but the China-spec Cruze (shown above) was unveiled last year at the Beijing Motor Show. Spy shots show that the U.S.-spec model will have a similar overall shape as China’s Cruze, but it will wear almost completely different sheet metal looking like a mix between the new Volt and Malibu designs.
One thing that is certain about the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is that it will offer compatibility with both Android Auto from Google and Apple CarPlay. These innovative in-car connectivity technologies will be offered in 14 Chevrolet cars, trucks and crossovers with the exception of the Sonic, Trax and Traverse bringing a new level of safety and convenience to the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.
The interior shot of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze that was used to announce Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems does give a glimpse at the car’s center stack. In fact, it looks almost identical to the Chinese version of the Cruze suggesting that while the exterior designs will be very different, the interiors could have a lot in common.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.