2011 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: Production Version's Shape Trademarked


At the 2010 Paris Motor Show in early September, General Motors unveiled a near-production version of the Chevrolet Cruze five-door hatchback. Now, the Detroit automaker has registered trademark filings with the European patent office revealing the shape and details of the actual production model which is set to reach dealerships in Europe as a Chevrolet and in Australia as a Holden, in mid 2011.

The images here show that the production model wont' change much since we last saw it at the Paris Salon, with the most visible differences concerning the redesigned and less snazzy front bumper featuring round fog lights, and the smaller size alloy wheels. Though it can't be seen in these illustrations, also expect to see more conventional headlamps and tail lights.

At least in Europe, the 5-door model will most likely be available with same engine options as the regular Cruze, including 113-horsepower 1.6-liter and 141-horsepower 1.8-liter gasoline units, and a 123-horsepower 2.0-liter turbodiesel. There are no current plans to offer GM's Ford Focus hatchback contender in North America.



Anonymous said... »December 28, 2010

Its a good move for Chevrolet to launch a Cruze Hatchback, but I doubt it will be a hit. This segment its well populated in Europe, and with great offers. Its all a matter of brand awareness, and Chevy its still lacking in that point. From the US, I'll take a Ford, and many people think that way. Best of luck and start considering offering a more efficient little engine (1.6 diesel).

Anonymous said... »December 28, 2010

Chevrolet should bring this hatchback to the united states, I would buy one and I know from many car blogs there are many hatchback fans in this country that would buy one, maybe they could do a 2 door hatchback.

Anonymous said... »December 28, 2010

This would not sell in NA. Keep in abroad.

Anonymous said... »December 28, 2010

Citation 2.0.
(nice to see Chevy maintains its talent to pump out dismal dreck better than anyone else)

Anonymous said... »December 28, 2010

The Cruze a Geek-Mobile, Wouldn’t be Caught Dead in One

Anonymous said... »December 28, 2010

I would buy one if they had it here in the states. The fuction of the hatch would give me the extra room I need for my ski's and mountain bike. Chevy had the malibu maxx which I own now and love.The model is a 2007 malibu maxx SS with the 3.9 L LZ9 V6 with 240 hp in dark blue

ben said... »December 28, 2010

why wont u just get a focus then?

Frederick said... »December 29, 2010

I occasionally drive a 2003 Malibu. But, I refuse to acknowledge the 2004-2007 Chevy Malibu... what a horrendous-looking car.

Anonymous said... »December 30, 2010

"The Cruze a Geek-Mobile, Wouldn't be caught Dead in One"

I would be caught pissing on one. Had enough of going over to the dealers again and again.

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