• Oct 27, 2008
The Chevrolet Cruze may be delayed, but that doesn't mean that more variants of the Cobalt/Lacetti replacement aren't on the drawing board. In addition to the standard four-door model that Chevrolet debuted in Paris, a five-door hatch and a wagon will fill the rest of the range.

GM plans to produce the European Cruze in South Korea through its Daewoo operations, along with its plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. The new sedan was designed to meet the needs of a variety of markets, so additional body styles, along with different powertrains, safety specs and ride/handling requirements, will be employed throughout the world. GM announced that the U.S. version would be manufactured at the automaker's Lordstown, Ohio plant and will differ from the variants sold abroad. The Cruze should hit the U.S. market in 2011, but judging by recent reports, we're not holding our breath.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Where's the coupe?

      • 6 Years Ago
      This isn't news. This is common sense. Every GM car spawns multiple "variants."
        • 6 Years Ago
        So common sense that there are Chevy wagons all over the place....oh wait, there probably are, they just don't give them to us stateside.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Come on 3 door hatch.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That could be very interesting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As much as we all say we like the idea of wagon and hatch versions, remember how well the Malibu Maxx (didn't) sell.

      Basically, and carmaker that bases their production on our wishes is going to go bankrupt with their lots full of manually tranny hatchbacks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That generation of Malibu was rather dated-looking at launch, and the engine choices weren't so hot either.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Basically, and carmaker that bases their production on our wishes is going to go bankrupt with their lots full of manually tranny hatchbacks."

        Good call.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So... we'll get those in 2017?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Only if GM doesn't go bankrupt between now and then. The next two years look very dicey for GM.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The wagon and hatch are already planned for production - in europe as the new Astra. Same platform, different styling. I highly doubt another version with a bowtie will see production.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't fret I'm sure we'll be getting it soon as a Suzuki.
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