General Motors is hoping that their Chevrolet Cruze compact car will increase sales in Europe, where Chevrolets have previously been re-branded versions of cheap Daewoos.
While the Cruze sedan is a sharp looking vehicle, the most popular bodystyle over there is the hatchback, with three and five door versions of compact cars outselling sedans by a vast margin. Noticeably absent from the Cruze range is a hatchback, but things may change if Holden has its way.
GM’s Australian division, which had a hand in developing the Cruze sedan, was apparently tasked with designing a hatchback Cruze, set to debut at the Paris Auto Show. The Cruze hatchback will be part of an onslaught of smaller, more efficient cars, among them the Orlando minivan and the Aveo subcompact.
The Cruze hatchback is a bit of a long shot for the United States, where hatchbacks have never been popular, but there’s always the possibility that it could come to Canada, much like the Orlando.
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[Source: Go Auto]