GENEVA MOTOR SHOW: covers to come off fleet-friendly Cruze hatchback
The new model, which joins the existing saloon variant, draws styling influences from the Cruze Hatchback concept previewed at the Paris Motor Show last September and features a sweeping coupe roofline and short front and rear overhangs.
It will also be offered with a new range of engines, with the range-topping diesel unit the same as that of the newly-launched Orlando, with 163bhp and a standard six-speed manual gearbox.
'The Cruze Hatchback will give us a huge opportunity in the UK,' said Chevrolet Managing Director, Mark Terry. 'This year alone, we’ve got four major new model launches that will have a significant positive impact on our product line-up in the UK, as well as the Camaro to cast a halo over the rest of our range.
'Alongside Orlando, the New Captiva and New Aveo, the Cruze hatch delivers greater choice and versatility to our customers, and as well as offering the same great value and quality finish that our retail customers are used to, it will give us a far greater presence in the hotly contested fleet market.'
The Cruze Hatchback will go on sale in Europe in the summer of 2011, with prices and exact specifications to be confirmed nearer the time.