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New details are starting to emerge about the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze.

Automotive News is reporting the model will be launched in the fall 2014 as a 2015 model. It will ride on a new global architecture that is internally dubbed D2XX. The platform is reportedly flexible enough that it will be used on the next-generation Cruze, Volt, Equinox and Astra.

In a statement, GM said the Cruze will feature "new exterior and interior styling, improved fuel economy and an improved interior compartment and more storage space." That's a little vague, but publication says the car will have an Impala-inspired front fascia and could be offered as a sedan, hatchback and coupe.

GM will invest $220 million into the Lordstown and Parma plants to prepare for production of the new model.

Note: 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Wagon pictured

Gallery: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze to ride on a new global platform - report

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