Here is a link to Motor Authority which has a video along with pictures of the Cruze facelift. I agree with you '2b2' the upcoming new model looks much better. However, with this facelift I guess GM will make us wait 2 years for the new model in showrooms?
GM learned an important lesson from the Malibu (and to a lesser extent the CTS): Chinese customers have their tastes, the rest of the world has theirs, and for now ne'er the twain shall meet. Bummer for development costs, but whattaya gonna do?