Thursday, August 18, 2011

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

2012 Chevrolet Cruze-Hatchback Front Side
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Yellow Model
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Front
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Side
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Interior-Dashboard
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Back
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Rear 
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback In Paris
In typical GM fashion, the Cruze hatchback shown in Paris is technically a show car, but is really little more than a gussied-up version of the upcoming production model. It's a safe bet that styling will remain unchanged, with the only likely styling changes applied to the blue headlights, LED fog lamps, and blue-painted brake calipers.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Rear Three Quarters View
Chevrolet designed the Cruze hatchback to retain the same stance as its sedan sibling. To make that task simpler, it looks as though each body panel forward of the B-pillar is identical to the sedan -- and that's not a bad thing.
Aft of the B-pillar, the roofline mimics that of the sedan, but it subtly transforms into a rakish hatch. From the side, the Cruze hatchback looks extremely similar to its cousin, the Opel Astra four-door hatchback, also based on GM's Delta platform. The Cruze hatchback even carries over the roof spoiler-mounted, high-center brake light of the four-door Astra hatchback.
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Side View
GM doesn't give any indication of what lies under the hood of the Cruze hatchback, but the sedan's European powertrains will likely carry over. This means buyers will have a selection of fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engines mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Although it's not the production car, the Cruze hatchback show car is an extremely good indication of what we can expect to see launch in Europe early in 2011. GM hopes to capitalize on the Cruze sedan's success across the continent with the hatch -- a safe bet, seeing as roughly 65 percent of all compacts sold in the market are hatchbacks.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback USA 
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 5 Door

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 5-door (HB5), which will debut next month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and General Motors has released three images of this car. The reason why Chevrolet decided to build a five-door version of the Cruze is because 65 percent of all compact cars sold in Europe are hatchbacks.
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 5-door
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 5-door (HB5)
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 close to 400 liters, which is some 50 liters less than the sedan.
Buyers of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback will have to choose from the same engine options offered in the sedan. That means you can pick from a 1.6L or 1.8L gasoline unit making 124-hp or 141-hp, respectively. Of course, Europeans also get a 2.0L turbo-diesel option making 163-hp.

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 5-door
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 5-door (HB5)The new Chevrolet Cruze 5-door hatchback will go on sale across Europe mid 2011, followed by other global markets. While the Cruze sedan will arrive at U.S. dealers in September, the Cruze hatchback will not be offered in the U.S. market.


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