• Aug 26, 2010

The internets are aflame with word that General Motors will unveil a new Cruze hatchback at this year's Paris Motor Show. According to Go Auto, the concept was worked up by none other than The General's Down Under contingent at Holden. Now, before you start hoping for a more functional version of the Chevrolet Cruze to show up in a showroom near you, know that the production version of the car will be built in Australia and sold to, you guessed it, Australians. Chances are looking slim that the long-roof Cruze will ever make it to the Land of the Free in any official capacity.

Shucks.

GM has made it clear that it will debut no less than four new models in Paris, including production versions of the Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Orlando. While the Orlando is another piece of forbidden fruit from the General, buyers in the U.S. can look forward to getting their hands on the Ford Fiesta-fighting Aveo sometime soon. From what we've seen of the new subcompact, the car looks galaxies better than the outgoing model – of course, that's not hard...

[Source: Go Auto]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Get rid of the back 2 doors, drop the turbo 2L in it, upgrade the suspension goodies to beyond Cobalt SS levels, and you have something there.

      Offering a 5dr AND 4dr sedan in the US may not be a fiscally sound move. The additional sub-model would have to steal sales from other companies, not just shift the number of Cruze buyers from 4dr to 5dr.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the Focus 5-dr sells as well as we all hope it does, look for someone at Chevy to think 'oops - our bad' and bring the hatch to market quickly in the US.
      But a coupe would give them a differentiator against Ford in that market
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cruze SS Coupe with Brembos, Recaros, and a 2.0T/6sp powertrain, plz.

      /kthxbye
      • 4 Years Ago
      haven't we seen this already? (WTCC concept?)
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it has 4 doors, bring it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lutz, whatever kind of drugs your on I'm certain Toyota has a recall for that as well.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Minimum lutz needs a new name since Bob has left GM. Can I reccommend maximum deuche?
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Chevy Cruze looks very cheap.

        It's a joke when they announce it's a "world class car".

        A camry is a world class car, and they have LESS problems than Government Motors.
        • 4 Years Ago
        3 or 5 door is fine with me.

        New Focus 5 door is the top of my "next car" list. Cruze is not on the list as there is no hatch.

        Bring a cruze hatch it will be on my list. It is as simple as that.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Coupe S please
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wanna see! Chevy did great with the Cruze styling in my book. A hatch would be very cool, but everyone is right: Cruze SS, Chevy. C'mon!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear Chevy,

      My next car will be a hatchback of some form. If you don't offer one for the Cruze, it's off my list. Thanks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There already is a hatchback version being prepared for the US: the Chevy Volt.

      GM is already building the structure of the Delta II-based hatchback in the US. It already has the same wheelbase, passenger door openings, etc. The front 3/4 of the car would just need the Cruze skin and drivetrains applied to the same structure, then get a new rear bumper cover and tailights to help differentiate the rear from the Volt.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it looks like the picture above, I'll consider replacing my 2008 FJ Cruiser with it... But if they don't offer it by summer 2011, I'd take the new Jetta.
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