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Next estate body shape joins hatchback and saloon in Chevrolet Cruze model range
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6 March 2012

The Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon (SW) have been revealed at the Geneva motor show today.

The SW body variant follows the saloon and hatchback version. At 4678mm, the Chevrolet Cruze SW is slightly longer than the hatchback (4510mm) and saloon (4597mm) models.

See official pictures of the new Chevrolet Cruze SW

Load space ranges from 500 litres up to the window line in the rear to nearly 1500 litres up to roof level with the rear seats folded down.

The new model will be available with a new 130bhp 1.7-litre VCDi diesel engine, which features stop-start technology as standard and CO2 emissions of 119g/km.

The saloon variant is currently offered with a 2.0 VCDi engine in the UK, while the hatch comes with 1.6 and 1.8 petrols and the 2.0 oil-burner.

The exterior design of the Cruze SW features a tapering single arch roofline and comes with roof rails as standard.

All three Chevrolet Cruze body shapes are getting a number of exterior and interior styling changes for 2012.

These include a remodeled front fascia, modified headlamp interiors and fog lamps, and new wheel styles on the exterior, while the interior receives refinements to the center console and a greater choice of seat finishes.

UK pricing and on-sale dates have yet to be announced.

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Mario B 10 February 2012

Re: Chevrolet Cruze SW revealed

VX220EDDIE wrote:

Its a very nice looking car but i just feel that whatever the car is that Chevrolet bring out they are not taken seriously enough in the UK for an everyday person to consider. Even the latest Aveo is a nice car and probably as good as the Corsa but will it sell? The interior quality will no doubt not be up to the same quality of the Astra Sports Tourer. And as others have said why buy the Astra over this car, if looks are to go by i'd probably agree but i think i'd still rather have the Astra, however not a brand new one due to depreciation but a year old Astra Sports Tourer would be a better value choice IMO. I dont know if others agree with me buy i think that Chevrolet are starting to tread on Vauxhalls toes which seems a bit pointless as they are both owned by GM. They should really have tried to push the Vauxhall brand upmarket to the same levels as VW if they wanted a more upmarket brand. granted that would have been easier said than done. I just dont know what GM are thinking about.

Yes who knows what they are thinking. On the one hand confusion but on the other financial recovery and pinching back that #1 spot from VW/Toyota.

VX220EDDIE 10 February 2012

Re: Chevrolet Cruze SW revealed

Its a very nice looking car but i just feel that whatever the car is that Chevrolet bring out they are not taken seriously enough in the UK for an everyday person to consider. Even the latest Aveo is a nice car and probably as good as the Corsa but will it sell? The interior quality will no doubt not be up to the same quality of the Astra Sports Tourer. And as others have said why buy the Astra over this car, if looks are to go by i'd probably agree but i think i'd still rather have the Astra, however not a brand new one due to depreciation but a year old Astra Sports Tourer would be a better value choice IMO. I dont know if others agree with me buy i think that Chevrolet are starting to tread on Vauxhalls toes which seems a bit pointless as they are both owned by GM. They should really have tried to push the Vauxhall brand upmarket to the same levels as VW if they wanted a more upmarket brand. granted that would have been easier said than done. I just dont know what GM are thinking about.

Mario B 10 February 2012

Re: Chevrolet Cruze SW revealed

TheWizardWeb wrote:
catnip wrote:
And I wonder if the Vauxhall badge is so much better perceived than Chevrolet.
Totally agree with that. I reckon GM should ditch "Vauxhall" as it's primarily a one market brand and go with Opel. The German connection would serve the brand better, because to me Vauxhall is the brand that dad bought in the 70's.
I have often thought this but read somewhere that the research showed that the uk market share would drop. I think the name, badge and the effect that has on the fussiness of the grill is a real turn off. To be more identifiable with German Opel might give the image of the cars a boost in the uk market. I also wondered if it would be possible to change the brand in stages. Maybe first call them Vauxhall Opels - thank heavens Opel is a short word. Then switch to Opel - Vauxhalls and after a 2 or 3 years more, drop the Vauxhall. Might be too late with the way the Opel brand is going elsewhere.