It seems as though the Cruze was just introduced, but in reality it's fast approaching its mid-life cycle refresh. But not before some seepage of an unauthorized photo of the newly designed front end leaks out.

It seems as though the Cruze was just introduced, but in reality it's fast approaching its mid-life cycle refresh. But not before some seepage of an unauthorized photo of the newly designed front end leaks out.

Uncovered by Autoforum.cz, the new front bumper fascia is showing a new design in the lower air dam and fog lamp pocket areas while the grille gets a new multi-slat design instead of the black honeycomb mesh of the current model.

The Chevrolet Cruze debuted at the Paris Motor Show 2008 which in turn saw its market launch in summer 2009. The Cruze has turned into a top selling nameplate for GM as the compact four-door sedan recently surpassed the 1 million unit mark worlwide.

Designed by Daewoo and engineered by Opel, the Cruze was recently introduced as a hatchback variant. In the future, more variants such as plug-in hybrid and sport coupe are expected.

Note: for comparison photos of the current model included below.

 

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