It’s normal for an automaker to update one or two of its models each year. The so-called mid-cycle refresh mostly involves minor body changes, new wheels and paint schemes, and possibly powertrain changes. Mild stuff, really. However The Sleuth notes that GM’s Chevrolet division has chosen to update a whole slew of passenger cars at the same time. For the 2019 model year, the Malibu, Camaro, Spark and Cruze sedan and hatchback will receive modest revisions. Noticeably absent from the list is the Sonic subcompact and the full-size Impala, the latter of which will be retired either at the end of this year or part way into 2019. Changes to the Camaro and Spark won’t be too obvious, but the Malibu and Cruze grilles will appear similar to what’s found on the new-for-2018 Equinox utility vehicle.
The Cruze is one of several Chevrolet vehicles in the midst of mid-cycle refreshes. (PHOTO: CHEVROLET)