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 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.
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.