LAS VEGAS, NV: Just prior to Chevrolet’s recent National Dealer meeting a few media guests were given the chance to take a sneak peak of the new design face of Chevrolet.
The 2019 Cruze, Malibu and Spark are the first of the brand to receive the new design initiative that includes a wider variety of trim levels, models and optional packages that are intended to entice younger customers to the brand.
All three new models benefit from new sculpted grilles and integrated signature headlamps as well as Chevrolet’s signature dual-element taillamps at the back.
John Cafaro, executive director, Global Chevrolet Design said, “The restyled face of Chevy cars for 2019 is characterized by a family-like appearance, with each model honouring its Chevrolet heritage while showing off expressive designs,”
The entry level Spark will now benefit from the front end design lines passed down from its updated siblings Cruze and Malibu.
New additional exterior colours as well as upgraded interior trims have been added to enrich the feel and appearance that is further enhanced by chrome trim on the grille.
A new Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking system has been added to the Driver Confidence Package that also includes Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. The Spark will be available in LS, LT and 2LT trims.
In addition to the front end restyling Cruze will have new interior colour options and the seven-inch colour touchscreen will now be standard across all trim levels.
Remote Start and automatic climate control will now come as standard on LT and Premier models.
New 17-inch wheels designs are added across the trim levels with new 18-inch machined wheels will be available for the RS package. For the first time the LS trim package will be made available in the Cruze Hatch. The Cruze is available in sedan and hatch models with a drive train option of a 1.4-litre turbo gas or an available 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine
A new Malibu RS has been added to the line up for 2019, this adds a sporty, personalized appearance that in enhanced by blacked-out styling cues that include a black sport grille with black bowtie emblem, rear spoiler, 18-inch machined wheels and dual–outlet exhaust.
A new CVT transmission has been paired to the standard 1.5-litre Turbo engine while the Premium Trims still come with the 2.0-litre Turbo that retains the nine-speed automatic transmission.
There have been new exterior and interior colours added with a new, standard eight-inch colour touchscreen, with a new eight-inch driver reconfigurable information display being available on the Premium model. The Rear Vision Camera system has now been made standard on the L model.
Chevrolet have been hitting the market hard with the introduction of 11 new or refreshed models in just over two years which has helped it grow 0.9 per cent in market share since 2015.
The new design Cruze, Malibu and Spark will be available at the dealerships later this year.
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