Since the Chevrolet Cruze was introduced in mid-2009, Chevrolet has always acknowledged that its UK sales were not going to be helped by the fact that it was available only in saloon form. Now a new hatchback show car will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October.
With the introduction of the new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, customers have an alternative body style to the traditional saloon and Chevrolet has raised the bar again with a vehicle that brings new levels of value against some of the more established competition.
The Chevrolet Cruze is a car particularly well suited to European driver tastes, a fact borne out by sales success across many of markets. So far in 2010,the Chevrolet Cruze tops the compact saloon sales charts in many of the larger European markets including Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the U.K., where it is exceeding forecasted sales.
The Chevrolet Cruze has a sweeping coupe roofline and short overhangs at both the front and rear, the new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has the same dynamic 'stance' as the saloon and will be instantly recognizable. It will benefit too from the same taut body 'feel' on the road, being built using the new body-frame integral system (BFI) which is complemented by the final tuning to chassis components. The BFI system results in high levels of stability and solidity. The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback will feature 60/40 split rear seating and has a boot capacity of approximately 400 litres.