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Production version of Cruze hatchback unveiled

By SYF77 on 08 Mar 2011

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What you see in these pictures is the production version of the Chevrolet Cruze 5-door hatchback study, which was presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The compact hatchback version of the Cruze has lost some of the cool features of the concept car such as the LED strips on the front bumper, the blue-tinted headlamps and the clear crystal tail lights. The rest remains unchanged.

The new body style looks a bit sharper and sportier than the four-door saloon, but due to the shorter rear overhang, cargo capacity for the Cruze hatchback is reduced to 400 liters, which is some 50 liters less than the sedan. Chevrolet decided to build a five-door version of the Cruze to cater for the European market, as 65 percent of all compact cars sold in Europe are hatchbacks. The car is slated for a Singapore debut before the end of the year too. Locally, the car will compete with models such as the VW Golf and the soon-to-arrive all new Ford Focus. Personally, I feel that the new Focus has a much more adventurous styling than the Cruze hatchback.

The Cruze 5-door will share its engine lineup with the four-door model, which means buyers can choose between 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter gasoline units producing 124HP and 141HP respectively.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Friendstar Mar 08 2011 11:33 PM
the rear is pretty ugly.

Pocus Mar 09 2011 10:20 AM
So far the only car IMO that looks good in Sedan or Hatch is the Mazda 3. Both the current and prev model.
The next for desirable sedan/hatch is the Impreza.

The worst goes to:
- VW Golf/Jetta
- Lancer EX sedan/hatch (thank god not popular here)
- SX4 hatch/sedan

sorry for the owners.....IMO only
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