The Chevrolet Cruze is a front-wheel-drive C-class sedan. The second generation was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2016.

The second generation of the Chevrolet Cruze received quite a few changes to the exterior. The designers wanted to emphasise the striking image of the modern car. To do so, the sedan received a more curved body, a good mix of both sharp and smoothed edges. This change improved the drag coefficient to 0.29 Cx, while the presence of modern alloys in the design made the body 30 per cent stiffer. The car’s “predatory look” comes courtesy of completely redesigned headlamps and flattened air intake grilles. The changes didn’t bypass the stern, which now has a different architecture of lights and bumper, and the number plate is located in the recess of the luggage compartment lid.

The interior of the Chevrolet Cruze has undergone serious updates. Compared to its predecessor, the second-generation received a redesigned centre console, modified three-spoke multi steering wheel and improved instrument panel with 4.2-inch colour screen. In addition, the car now comes with MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch display (8-inch as an option), supporting both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Available at extra cost are OnStar 4G LTE for internet access, a wireless phone charging system, heated steering wheel and rear seats, etc. For more safety, the model’s richer options may include keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, electronic brake force distribution, StabiliTrak directional stability system, light and rain sensors, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring system and cross-traffic monitoring when exiting a car park.

The Chevrolet Cruze sedan can be powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with Start/Stop system, producing a peak output of 153bhp and 240Nm. A 1.6-litre turbodiesel with 137bhp and 325Nm is also available. These can be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission.