Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Fri, 08/13/2010 - 06:44

General Motors released first official pictures and details of the new Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback ahead of its public debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

The new 5-door hatchback model is developed to increase the Cruze’s market share in Europe. It will be one of four world Chevrolet premieres at the show.

With its attractive sweeping coupe roofline and short overhangs at both the front and rear, the new 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 Cruze Hatchback has a 400 liter boot and also feature 60/40 split rear seats.

“Hatchbacks play a critical role in many markets. The total compact segment in Europe represents around 4.8 million units which is over a quarter of the total market, with hatchbacks representing around 65% of that volume. We therefore expect to see increased business in a number of regions, while sending out a signal that Chevrolet is now a serious mainstream player in Europe.”

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