If there's one car that's been crucial to GM's recent sales success, it's the Chevrolet Cruze. Since it's global introduction in 2008, the compact Chevy has had healthy sales worldwide and has also handily outsold its competitors at times here in the U.S. market. GM is obviously intent on keeping the momentum going and knows that the only way it'll keep making sales progress is to update the Cruze for the immediate future. So, it comes as no suprise a spy photo of the Cruze's upcoming refresh has already surfaced over on Czech auto website AutoForum.
The spy shot reveals that the shape of the grille opening will be modified slightly and the inserts will change from the current honeycomb-style pattern to ones with bold horizontal slats. The fog lamp openings are also changed to ones that are a little more Ford than Chevy in their design.
It's unclear if overseas markets will see this facelift a significant time before we do, but when it does show up here we can count on a diesel version appearing and possibly the snazzy five-door hatch as well.