What is it?
The Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon is an estate that completes the C-segment car’s UK line-up, sitting alongside the existing saloon and hatch variants.
The Cruze SW jumps into one of the most hotly contested market sectors, headed by the likes of the Ford Focus Estate and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer.
With 12 per cent of C-segment sales being mopped up by estates, Chevrolet hopes this new offering will appeal to both the private and fleet markets.
Five Cruze SW variants will reach showrooms in the autumn, with three trim levels and three engine choices available.
The entry-level £15,375 LS comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, air-con, follow-me-home headlights, heated and adjustable door mirrors, front electric windows, roof rails, rear and boot power sockets, cargo restraint hooks, remote central door locking, electronic boot release, ESC and traction control.
Mid-level LT trim adds cruise control, electric rear windows, rear parking sensors, front fog lamps, 16-inch alloys and a leather steering wheel and gear knob. It will retail for £16,475 with the 1.6-litre, £18,075 with a 1.8-litre and automatic transmission, and £18,925 with a 1.7-litre diesel that produces 119g/km of C02.
For £19,785, the top-of-the-range LTZ NAV gets sat-nav, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, electronic climate control, rear parking sensors and a rear view camera, and a seven-inch colour display screen. It is only available with the 1.7-litre diesel and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Two other engines exist — a 1.4-litre petrol turbo and a 2.0-litre turbodiesel — but there are currently no plans to offer them in Britain.