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2014 New York Auto Show: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze debuts

April 14, 2014|By Charles Fleming
  • 2015 Cruze compact car receives updated front fascia design and technologies including 4G LTE and text message alerts in addition to MyLink's 7-inch screen and Siri Eyes Free compatibility.
2015 Cruze compact car receives updated front fascia design and technologies… (Chevrolet )

Chevrolet has announced an update to its bestselling car, the Cruze. The 2015 model will feature new styling inside and out and enhanced OnStar and Siri connectivity, including the company's optional Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Cruze will be the first in its class to offer the OnStar 4G LTE, new technology that turns every vehicle into its own information and entertainment hub, with enough bandwidth to supply up to seven devices at once.

Though it's not a top-to-bottom refresh, the new Cruze will also include new paint schemes and revised cupholders, which the company promises "make it easier insert and remove cups."

Chevy fielded the first Cruze in 2008, and has enjoyed strong sales for the last several years.

Last month, the automaker recalled about 172,000 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruzes equipped with 1.4 liter turbocharged gasoline engines to replace a right front axle half shaft that can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving. No injuries or fatalities have been associated with the recall.

The 2014 Cruze got a reported 36 mpg on the highway, and the company says the 2015 will be the same.

The 2015 line-up will also include a Cruze Eco (which boasts an EPA-rated 42mpg on the highway) and Cruze Diesel (which claims 46mpg).

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