Chevrolet To Continue Selling 2015 Cruze Value Model Alongside All-New 2016 Cruze | Edmunds

Chevrolet To Continue Selling 2015 Cruze Value Model Alongside All-New 2016 Cruze

DETROIT General Motors told Edmunds on Monday it will continue to sell the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze sedan as an entry-level, value model that will slot below the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan.

The carryover Cruze Limited is primarily intended for fleet customers, but ordinary consumers will be able to buy one as well at Chevrolet dealerships, said Annalisa Bluhm, a Chevrolet spokeswoman, in a phone conversation.

"The Cruze Limited will continue through the 2016 model year," Bluhm said. "It is a way to continue to add value to our customers."

She was not able to provide pricing on the all-new 2016 Cruze or 2016 Cruze Limited at this point.

The all-new 2016 Cruze is set for a splashy debut on Wednesday. It targets the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta.

The EPA posted official fuel economy numbers on the 2016 Cruze Limited, which is equipped with a standard 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission. It returns 25 mpg in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway.

General Motors is following an industry trend in selling a carryover model alongside an all-new model in the same showroom.

Nissan, for example, continues to sell the Nissan Rogue SUV as a previous-generation entry-level model called Rogue Select that slots below the redesigned 2015 Nissan Rogue in price.

At the time of the Rogue Select's introduction, Nissan said there is an opening for a "low-cost, high-content offering" that fills a gap for some car shoppers.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers will have two choices when it comes to the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze: the current-generation car and a brand-new one.

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