Chevy Preps U.S. Launch of Cruze Hatchback
It is widely anticipated that Chevrolet will unveil the Cruze hatchback at next months’ Detroit Auto Show, with the car hitting dealerships in late 2016 or early 2017. However, recent spy photos give us an early look, showing a more raked and swept-back profile than the norm. It will compete directly with the Ford Focus, which sees 40% of its sales from hatchbacks. The all-new Cruze hatch will also compete with the VW Golf, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra GT and Honda Civic hatchback that hits dealers in 2016. The new Cruze hatchback will have a sedan-like front, with streamlined headlights and wider stance than the traditional grille. Chevy has confirmed that a 1.6-liter diesel will join the 2017 lineup. GM has sold a hatchback version of the current Cruze overseas since 2011, and “not bringing the hatch stateside was a mistake,” according to GM global product chief Mark Reuss. Though U.S. consumers have not been as receptive to hatchbacks as overseas counterparts, GM and other auto manufacturers see enormous demand. Stay updated, or stop in and check out the lineup of other light vehicles at Gregg Young Chevrolet.
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