Chevrolet unveils Cruze hatchback at Paris motor show

Chevrolet has unveiled its new Cruze five-door hatchback model at the Paris motor show.

The new model uses the same engines as the Cruze saloon and the new Orlando model which both use GM’s Delta platform.

See pics of the new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback - plus pics of the car at the Paris motor show

The Orlando uses a 139bhp 1.8-litre petrol unit and a 2.0-litre diesel with either 129bhp or 161bhp.

Chevrolet says the new Cruze hatchback will be instantly recognisable, as it has the same dynamic ‘stance’ as the saloon.

The American company also says it will benefit from the same taut body ‘feel’ on the road, as the model is being built using the new body-frame integral system (BFI) that Chevrolet claims results in high levels of stability and solidity.

Cargo capacity for the Cruze hatchback is close to 400 litres and will feature 60/40 split rear seating.

Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe said the potential for meeting customer demand is significant.

“We are selling [the Cruze] in 70 countries around the world and it has recently surpassed the Aveo as our top-selling passenger car nameplate globally.”

The new Cruze hatchback will go on sale in Europe mid-2011. There is no word yet on pricing.

Andrew Papworth

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3 September 2010

I must say think this looks very good Chevorelot just keep getting better thats good more choice for everyone . If it drives as good as it looks they could be on to an winner .Think there is some Astra in the side profile .

The current cruze is a lovely car to am surpised there ain,t more on the road just means that Holden have more off them to sell in Australia where it does very well 2nd best selling car I think in Australia .

3 September 2010

i like it. saw my first Cruze in a car park last weekend as was impressed. stood out from the usual euro crowd.

this hatch is very similar to the Astra around the rear quarter view

3 September 2010

Sadly northern Europeans are snobs .... so will prefer Golf's ... and used Golf's ... and cheaper Golfs (Leon's, Octavias) and expensive Golfs (A3) instead of this Korean American thing. Southern Europeans with no car industry will like this car (they always do like value for money, decent cars) .... sadly for Chevy Greece is bankrupt.

It sells well around the world because it is a good looking 7 out of 10 dynamically and 10/10 value for money car in every market it sells it in. That is not enough in snobbish northern Europe though. If it got on fleet managers lists because of the GM link it would boost sales figures for sure.

3 September 2010

I saw the headline "Cruze hatchback launched", clicked on it expecting to see a generic uninspiring design, & it actually looks... surprisingly good! Im impressed! I think this is the car which will see Chevrolet finally crack the UK market, & shake off the "rebadged Daewoo" image they have had until now. Me likey!!!

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

3 September 2010

looks good!

(the sort of look that the Seat Leon should have got...)

3 September 2010

Wow! I actually really like the look of this! I think I would even go as far as to say it's the best looking hatch around at the moment! Gosh I really am quite taken with it. That is exactly what a hatch should look like in my opinion!

3 September 2010

Umm, I don't actually like the way it looks. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, afterall...

3 September 2010

[quote Howey] like it. saw my first Cruze in a car park last weekend as was impressed. stood out from the usual euro crowd.[/quote] Aww cool ye it does and is indeed a good looking car and has a lovely interier too .

3 September 2010

[quote Cheltenhamshire]Sadly northern Europeans are snobs[/quote] Which of course explains why Kia, Hyundai, Skoda etc have been so unsuccessful!

3 September 2010

[quote blowerbentley]Which of course explains why Kia, Hyundai, Skoda etc have been so unsuccessful![/quote]

Lol this forum should have a "like" button like facebook :D

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

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