Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu & Spark Will Debut a New Look in 2019 Model Year

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Chevrolet’s car lineup is getting a face lift in the 2019 model year!

The 2019 Chevy Cruze, Malibu, and Spark will feature more sporty styling, enhanced features, and a wider variety of choices on trims, packages, and models.

“We are committed to offering consumers a full lineup of products with fresh designs, new technologies and efficient powertrain options,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet, in a press release. “The investments we have made in Spark, Cruze, and Malibu will help position the brand for success in competitive segments that still make up a significant part of the total industry.”

All three vehicles will include Chevy’s signature lighting on the front and back. The front ends are re-designed, but the vehicles still have their athletic body sides.

“The re-styled 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 of Global Chevrolet Design, in a press release.



One new offering is the first-ever Malibu RS. The sporty sedan includes blacked-out styling including a black sport grille, black bowtie emblems, a rear spoiler, 18-inch machined wheels, and dual-outlet exhaust.


2019 Chevy Malibu

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.

It is expected to be at dealerships in late 2018.



The front fascia of the Cruze will be updated, and there will be new interior color


2019 Chevy Cruze

options, a new infotainment system, 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 will also be added to the Cruze Hatchback line.

It is expected to be at dealerships in late 2018.



smaller Spark

2019 Chevy Spark

The front-end of the Spark will change to match the looks of the Cruze and Malibu. There will be new exterior color options, revised interior trim, and an additional available active safety feature: Low Speed Forward Automatic Breaking, which can help drivers prevent or reduce the severity of low-speed front-end collisions by applying the brakes or enhancing the driver’s braking.

The 2019 Spark is expected to be at dealerships in summer 2018.

Can’t wait for the 2019 models? Check out our large selection of Chevrolet vehicles at Runde Auto Group.

The Chevy Equinox Re-Designed for 2018


The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is among many Chevy vehicles to have gotten a makeover this year!

2018-chevrolet-equinox-rear-side-view-in-structureThe fresh design of the vehicle now matches the sculpted look of the Volt, Malibu, and Cruze. Under the hood, the 2018 Equinox has an available 1.6L turbo diesel engine, 1.5L turbo engine, or 2.0 turbo engine.

“With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president of Global Propulsion Systems in a press release. “The advantage for each is the power of a larger engine and the efficiency of a smaller engine.”

The 1.6L turbo engine is estimated by GM to offer 40 mpg highway!

The 2018 Equinox has plenty of available advanced safety features, including:2018-chevrolet-equinox-suv-reveal-safety-487x274-05

  • New Safety Alert Seat
  • New Surround Vision
  • New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
  • New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • New Rear Seat Reminder
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

2018-chevrolet-equinox-suv-technology-980x476-09For families with young drivers, the 2018 Equinox’s Teen Driver Technology mutes audio until front seat occupants have their seat belts buckled, and automatically turns on available advanced safety technologies like Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking.

Teen Driver also offers an in-vehicle report to help parents coach their new drivers.

The 2018 Equinox has a standard Chevrolet MyLink color touch-screen display and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Want one? They will arrive at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL, and Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI, later this year.

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