OFFICIAL: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Comes At Paris Auto Show 2010
Chevrolet will present the pre-series version of Cruze hatchback at Paris Auto Show 2010. The model is one of four premieres of the American automaker at this edition of the Paris Motor Show.
Chevrolet Cruze will be offered in a hatchback version, which will begin in a form that the guys from Chevrolet calls a presentation on September 30 at the Paris Auto Show. Obviously, the design lines of this model we can find on the car that customers can buy from showrooms in 2011, the specific elements of the copy presented at Paris are the head lights, the fog lights with blue LEDs, elements that will not appear on the final version.
The compact segment from Europe represent 4.8 million units per year and the hatchbacks represent 65% of total sales. Therefore, the guys from Chevrolet have developed this model to respond to market requirements in Europe. The sedan version of Chevrolet Cruze is on the first place in sales to his category on the markets of Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain, but the hatchback come on a more aggressively land, where Volkswagen Golf has primacy for some time.
Cruze Hatchback will be available for sale across Europe in mid of 2011, and the prices will be announced closer to launch date. The model has the same posture as his sedan “brother” and fully benefit from the same type of chassis, “BFI”. According to Chevrolet, the use of the “BFI” system provides high levels of stability and strength.
Regarding the specifications of the new Cruze Hatchback, the officials did not give a lot of details. However, we know that the Cruze hatchback trunk has a volume of about 400 liters and the rear seats can be folded split, 60/40. No information about the engines that will get this model, most likely they will be taken directly from Cruze sedan version. Do not expected that the model to has a model number calipers painted blue and blue head lights, the copy from the pictures is not the final version of Cruze Hatchback.