New Chevrolet Cruze spied

20 Feb, 2013 4:57pm Tom Phillips

The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been caught cold-weather testing in Scandinavia

These are the first pictures of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze, snapped testing by our spy photographers in northern Scandinavia.

Due in 2015, the Cruze will be completely new from the ground up, with a more aggressive look inspired by the smaller Chevrolet Aveo. Despite this prototype’s disguise, its elongated nose and swept-back headlights can be seen, as can the longer bootlid and rising shoulderline.

The Cruze is expected to use the fresh DX22 modular platform that will underpin the next Chevy Trax and Volt, plus Vauxhall Astra. A new generation of GM turbo engines from 1.0 to 1.5 litres is being co-developed for the Cruze with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), and they’ll be shared with future MGs.