Chevrolet is looking to hop into the hatchback segment with a more competitive model.
According to a report from Automotive News, the Chevrolet Cruze hatchbach, which is currently offered in other markets, including Australia and China, will be coming to America.
It won’t be the one seen above, as the hatchback variant will join the Cruze’s lineup for its next-generation model, which is expected to debut this week. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been spotted in spy photos and according to attendees at a national meeting in Las Vegas last week, Chevrolet execs showed off a redesigned Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and confirmed it’ll be a 2016 model and available in the U.S.
The sedan is expected to roll out in the first quarter of 2016 with the five-door hatchback following sometime after. In the past, GM product chief Mark Reuss said that not offering the Cruze hatchback in the U.S. was, “a pre-bankruptcy planning mistake.” It appears that the American automaker wants to fix that mistake next year with the Cruze hatchback taking on models like the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra GT and Volkswagen Golf.
[Source: Automotive News]
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