A Fresh Take on a Favorite: The 2019 Cruze Facelift

By Justin Cupler | July 1st, 2018


Whether you’re looking inside the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze’s cabin or under the hood, there’s plenty to like about this popular commuter car, but we’re sure you will also love the new front fascia and fresh details for the 2019 model year. The restyling gives the Cruze a more premium appearance to help it maintain its popularity among buyers that saw it earn a 1.8 percent retail market-share gain in 2017. These gains helped Chevrolet secure its third consecutive year of higher overall retail market share.

“Cruze is a cornerstone of Chevrolet’s car strategy, bringing new customers to the brand,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “In fact, 53 percent of Cruze customers in 2017 were new to Chevrolet. Cruze has been so successful at attracting new buyers to Chevy because its lineup offers something for every customer, from body style to fuel choice to trim and design.”

Embrace a more assertive front end with the new 2019 Cruze front fascia and grille. The revised grille designs echo what you find on the new Camaro for a more exciting front end with a premium appearance. In the Premier trim, Chevrolet’s signature dual-element taillights now feature LED accent lighting, to enhance the long, sleek lines and sharp look.

“Cruze’s refreshed styling gives Cruze a more upscale look while maintaining its Chevrolet design DNA,” said John Cafaro, executive director, Global Chevrolet Design.

You can also expect a handful of appealing new features with the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze that will streamline your commute and add a little something extra to your style, inside and out.

2019 Cruze Sedan Premier and 2019 Cruze Hatch RS position Cruze to continue its success in the compact car segment.


You can now match your new Cruze to your unique style with new wheel designs to choose from and a new Umber interior color. The new RS package helps you create a sportier aesthetic to showcase the more athletic side of the Cruze. This package also includes black window moldings, additional bowtie emblems, and 17-inch or available 18-inch machined wheels.

You’ll also love the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system and standard 7-inch color touchscreen. After you set it up, it integrates with your smartphone so you can access your favorite apps, music, and navigation with ease. Upgrade to the LT or Premier model to get automatic climate control and remote start so you can stay comfortable, regardless of the weather.

You can get your choice of 2019 Cruze sedan or hatchback when it goes on sale later this year. Choose from the standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that injects 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque or upgrade to the available 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine for added fuel efficiency and 240 pound-feet of torque when you need it. Every 2019 Cruze also features 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and one of the segment’s biggest rosters of available active safety features, including:

  • Lane-change alert with side blind-zone alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear park assist
  • Following-distance indicator
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning
  • Low-speed forward automatic braking

If you can’t wait for the 2019 release, stop by Sunrise Chevrolet today to test drive any of our in-stock 2018 models. This handsome, efficient vehicle is more than just your average commuter car. Isn’t it time you love your daily drive again? Check out our inventory online now to shop with us.

2019 Cruze Hatch RS available, new 18” machined wheel.


Images courtesy of Chevrolet Media




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