Chevrolet has announced updated styling features and expanded choices for the 2019 Malibu, Cruze and Spark.
Despite the growth in demand for crossover utilities, Chevrolet says that passenger cars still remain an important part of today’s industry retail and fleet markets.
“Chevrolet has continued to invest in its global passenger car lineup,” said Alan Batey, President of General Motors North America. Batey noted that by delivering high-quality, updated designs, new technologies and efficient propulsion options, he believes Chevrolet is well-positioned the brand to succeed in today’s North American market.
The 2019 Cruze, Malibu and Spark will offer a wide variety of trims, packages and models—from entry level to high end—all designed to meet the needs of today’s car buyers.
Design and performance are seen as important to today’s car customers, no matter the vehicle. Chevrolet has introduced signature lighting designed to make each of these three models recognizable as a Chevrolet, day or night. Redesigned front ends for the Spark, Cruze and Malibu have also been introduced to provide more of a “premium” look.
“The restyled face of Chevy cars for 2019 is characterized by a family-like appearance, with each model honoring its Chevrolet heritage while showing off expressive designs,” said John Cafaro, Executive Director, Global Chevrolet Design
A greater attention to detail includes intricate, sculpted grilles and integrated signature headlamps. All three models also incorporate Chevrolet’s signature dual-element taillamps.
In terms of equipment the three vehicles will provide the following:
Malibu—The first-ever Malibu RS offers a sporty, personalized appearance driven by blacked-out styling cues including a black sport grille, black bowtie emblems, a rear spoiler, 18-inch machined wheels and dual-outlet exhaust. The interior features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, black cloth seats and standard 8-inch diagonal touchscreen for the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. A new CVT transmission is standard on models with the 1.5L turbocharged engine.
Cruze—In addition to the updated front fascia styling, the 2019 Cruze receives new interior colour options, standard 7-inch diagonal colour touchscreen and expanded availability of remote start and automatic climate control, which are now standard on LT and Premier models. The first-ever LS Hatch trim is added to the Cruze Hatch line. The Hatchback model has claimed over 25 percent of all Cruze sales in its first full year of production.
Spark—Chevrolet’s mini-car receives new front-end styling with cues inspired by the updated Malibu and Cruze, along with new exterior colour options, revised interior trim and an additional available active safety feature: Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.