This is the new Chevy Cruze station wagon, which will debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show and then arrive in European showrooms this summer. At 184 inches, it's longer than both the Cruze sedan and hatchback (by three and seven inches, respectively).

Inside, there's 17.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up, and up to 52.9 cubic feet with the seats folded. Drivers will get to choose from a range of gasoline (1.6, 1.8, and 1.4T) and diesel (1.7 and 2.0) powertrains, and the long-roof Cruze arrives with Chevy MyLink available.

Australians will get a Holden-badged version, but as for us? Sorry, guys. Don't expect anything in the near future. Chevrolet spokesman Michael Albano says, "No plans on bringing the wagon to US at this point. But we'll continue to evaluate market as needed."

The official press announcement is pasted after the jump, and you can click on the image above to see a larger version.
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World premiere for Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

• Station wagon is the third variant of world's favorite Chevrolet
• New engine line-up includes sporty turbo and frugal diesel
• Refined design and new technologies
• MyLink: cutting edge smartphone infotainment system


The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon is all set for its global premiere at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show early next month. The station wagon, the latest bodystyle of Chevrolet's most popular nameplate, complements the sedan and hatchback versions, which together have combined sales in excess of one million vehicles globally since the carline was launched in 2009.

"The Cruze station wagon caters to an important market segment. It ticks all the boxes for European drivers in terms of distinctive design, dynamic driving, space and economy," said Chevrolet Europe President and Managing Director Susan Docherty.

The new station wagon features generous storage space and a choice of powerful and efficient engines as well as the state-of-the-art Chevrolet MyLink onboard infotainment system.

The new and improved engines will be available on the entire Cruze line-up starting summer 2012. In addition to the current 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines, a new 1.4L turbo gasoline, a new 1.7L diesel and an improved 2.0L diesel engine complete the powertrain offer.

The 1.4L gasoline, 1.7L diesel and 2.0L diesel engines come with start-stop technology as standard. All engines are Euro 5-compliant.

The station wagon, at 4,675 mm, is slightly longer than the hatchback (4,510 mm) and sedan (4,597 mm) models. Load space ranges from 500 liters up to the window line in the rear to nearly 1,500 liters up to the roof top with the rear seats folded down.

Refined design and new technologies

The station wagon is immediately recognizable as a new variant of the best-selling Chevrolet Cruze. The exterior design features a tapering single arch roofline and comes with roof racks as standard, providing convenience while maintaining a poised and sporty look.

A number of exterior and interior styling changes are being introduced in 2012 for all Cruze models. These include a remodeled front fascia, modified head-lamp interiors and fog lamps, and new wheel styles on the exterior and refinements to the center console and a greater choice of seat finishes for the interior.

New Cruzes are equipped with keyless entry, allowing access the vehicle with the key safely tucked away in a bag or pocket. Additionally, the system allows the engine to be turned on or off by pressing a button without the need to insert the key into the ignition.

A brand-new Chevrolet infotainment system, called MyLink, is being introduced in higher trim levels in the Cruze line-up and in the Chevrolet Aveo as of summer 2012. It brings owners' smartphone capabilities into the vehicle.

MyLink aggregates content from the smartphone onto the seven-inch diagonal high-resolution full-color touch-screen display. Once the smartphone is connected, personal playlists, photo galleries, phone books, videos and other stored media and data, such as a special navigation app, can be accessed though the infotainment system touch-screen.


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      - v o c t u s -
      • 2 Years Ago
      so sick of the wagon-phobia in america. call it a damn sportcross or something but give it a f%^#ing chance
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      jayss2k07
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be a real shame if this car didn't find its way here to the states. It has a premium look the the alloy-look roof racks, and it looks especially classy in metalic grey.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess GM will say that Americans don't like wagons.
        wilkegm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Well, Americans liked wagons once. They still buy wagons in droves, just taller riding, worse handling ones. There's no excuse I can think of why this shouldn't be available here, except that it would hurt profitable crossover sales. That, btw, is the main reason most companies don't offer their wagon equivalents here. The new Cruise Eco setup would be fine for me in this- my commute is flat and steady.
          • 2 Years Ago
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      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every time I see a Cruise I think it's a very handsome car, and if only they offered a hatch/wagon, I'd consider buying one. Small sedans are terrible uses of efficiency...make it happen here, GM.
      Sean
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy sh*t, the rear doesn't look like a pile of garbage on this version!
      Adam Tomczynski
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course no station wagon for the US, because Americans if they hear the term "station wagon" they run away, not market it as a CUV and they'll love it. Silly do they know, station wagons are so practical and best of both words. I guess only the Audi, Volvo, VW drivers know what's good for them.
      jinushaun
      • 2 Years Ago
      Surprisingly good looking wagon. Very European.
      Steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course Chevy needs to build the 5 door hatchback and wagon here in the states. Chevy needs more products in this segment and all three models can do well and diesel versions are necessary.
      Chance Leo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chevy needs to bring the 5 door hatch to the states, but I think this model would do better in Europe where they appreciate wagons more. With small crossovers getting better gas mileage I think this just would not sell well, unless they made it diesel and pitted it against the Jetta Wagon.
      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      if they make wagons cooler looking, more people in the US would embrace them
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe if they offered a rugged, sporty version of this in the US, people would buy them. I am thinking turbo'd 4 with awd, like the Outback. If they do that, it will be a wagon with sport utility appeal and some performance capabilities, then they won't have to worry about it being perceived as the dull wagons from the 70s and 80s. Subaru doesn't seem to have too much trouble selling wagons, so why not won't The General give it a chance? At this point, a sporty wagon sounds more appealing than yet another Stepford Wives CUV, or SUV.
        flychinook
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LUSTSTANG S-197
        No! Don't rugged-ize it. We have enough quasi-tough plastic-clad vehicles in the U.S. Just show people how much more capable a wagon is compared to a sedan. Why more people in this country can't see that already, I'll never know.
        BG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LUSTSTANG S-197
        Yes, thank you for stating the obvious. Odd that the car executives can't see it.
      jonwil2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      Because of all the loopholes in CAFE, the automakers in the US have an incentive to sell more SUVs and crossovers and a disincentive to sell station wagons.
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