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Added: 25 Feb 2011
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CHEVROLET believes the coupe-inspired styling of its new Cruze Hatchback model will provide a springboard to greater success in the sales charts.

The hatchback, a development of the concept shown at last autumn’s Paris Motor Show, will be unveiled in Geneva next week ahead of a summertime launch date.

While the new car’s hatchback body brings extra practicality to the Cruze, which already has one of the biggest load areas in its class, there’s also some serious style to match the versatility.

With a sweeping coupe roofline and short front and rear overhangs, it enjoys the same dynamic stance as the saloon model, but with greater sleekness.

Models will be offered with a new range of engines, with the range-topping diesel unit the same as that of the newly-launched Orlando, with 163PS and a standard six-speed manual gearbox.

“The Cruze Hatchback will give us a huge opportunity in the UK,” said Chevrolet boss Mark Terry. “This year alone we’ve got four major new model launches that will have a significant positive impact on our product line-up in the UK, as well as the Camaro to cast a halo over the rest of our range.”

Chevrolet has worked flat out to keep up with demand for the Cruze four-door since it went on sale in mid-2009, exceeding worldwide sales expectations.

Prices and exact specification for the hatchback will be announced closer to the launch date.

Words: Mike Torpey

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