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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Debuts June 24, Will Feature Apple CarPlay

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 5/27/2015 Kelly Pleskot

We've seen Chevrolet Cruze test mules running around town for a long time, but next month, the next-generation model will finally make its debut. General Motors announced the car will be revealed June 24.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Debuts June 24, Will Feature Apple CarPlay

The Chevrolet Cruze Bares It All" target="_blank">last time we spotted the Cruze, we noticed it bared a much more athletic exterior than the first-gen model, which debuted for the 2011 model year. The new look comes by way of a reshaped grille, new headlights, and bolder body lines. Its design borrows liberally from the new Malibu which came out earlier this year. One prototype we saw in late 2013 featured a large touchscreen mounted at the top of the dash framed by vertical air vents. We also noticed a stitched dashboard and an updated instrument cluster. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

The announcement of the debut was slipped nonchalantly into a General Motors release regarding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. New Cruze models will be compatible with both integration schemes, depending on which MyLink system is chosen. Drivers will have access to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay on certain 2016 Cruze sedans with the 7-inch MyLink screen. When the Cruze is paired with an 8-inch MyLink screen, it will only be offered with Apple CarPlay initially. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

In addition to the Cruze, Chevy says 13 other models will be available with smartphone integration. These models include the Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Colorado, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark, Suburban, Tahoe, and Volt. Using Apple CarPlay requires an iPhone 5 or newer model, and Android Auto mandates use of the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or above.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

Source: General Motors

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