MY2015 Chevrolet Cruze facelift: ugly split grille, 4G LTE hotspot

Chevrolet has facelifted the North American version of the Cruze for the 2015 model year with the highlight, if you could call it that, being a divisive split grille treatment. Oh, and 4G LTE internet.

If you can get past the what-were-they-thinking grille the updated Chevrolet Cruze also features LED driving lights on upscale LT and LTZ models. No styling changes have been made to the car’s rear or flanks. Inside, a few buttons have been rearranged and there’s a new design for the cupholders.

The most important change to the Cruze is the availability of an updated entertainment and nav system. The system sports 4G LTE mobile internet connectivity, a Wi-Fi hotspot feature, 7-inch touchscreen, USB ports, and the ability to read aloud text messages; sat nav is an optional extra.

GM will also open up a Chevrolet AppShop down the track for smartphone apps that are directly compatible with its MyLink entertainment system.