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The third variant of the world’s favorite Chevrolet has made its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon will join the existing sedan and hatchback which together have sold more than 1-million globally since its launch in 2009.
Unfortunately America won’t be watching creative commercials featuring the Cruze station wagon as it won’t be heading to our shores, which is why the station wagon variant is making its debut in Switzerland. Europeans will have plenty of engines to choose from: 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines, a 1.4L turbo gasoline, a new 1.7L diesel, and an improved 2.0L diesel. The 1.4L, 1.7L diesel, and 2.0L diesel all come with start/stop technology as standard, while all engines are Euro-5 complaint.
The station wagon measures in at 184.1 inches and is 6.5 inches longer than the hatchback variant and 3.1 inches longer than the sedan model. As expected, the exterior of the Cruze station wagon shows off a tapering single-arch roofline with Chevy reminding us that it’ll come with roof racks as standard.
GALLERY: Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon
Yesterday we revealed the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze station wagon, but as usual, videos are better than photos. The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon is set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, but for the strange few who are eager to see it, there’s already a video.
Our previous post discussed powertrain specifications, but it didn’t tell you much about the interior. While official details haven’t been released regarding the Cruze’s interior dressings, we can infer some details from the clip.
All-in-all, it doesn’t look like there’s much different aside from the predictable increased cargo space. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Cruze managed to win consumer hearts across several continents, Europe included.
You can watch the video below and catch a few glimpses of what we’ll show you during our coverage in Geneva next week.
The Chevrolet Cruze is a popular volume seller for the company, and Chevy is now bringing its Cruze sedan out in station wagon form to try and appeal to a broader range of consumers. The first full photo of the wagon dropped today, a preview of what we will see in person at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The Cruze wagon actually got more of a redesign than most manufacturers give to sedan variants it seems. The grille is tweaked a little bit, and there is new front bumper air dams and fog lights. Generally speaking it holds onto is original looks though, with the addition of the bigger rear end.
The Cruze wagon is confirmed for the European market, but as of right now still has no designs on America. Chevrolet will likely gauge European sales and decide whether to ship the wagon across the ocean.
The wagon will also be offered with a diesel power train option. The diesel powered Cruze Eco-D will come to the states, so it isn’t to hard to believe that the wagon won’t be far behind.