Thinking about a Cruise? – Chevrolet Cruze

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Europe’s fastest growing car brand unveils an all-new addition to its range, the Chevrolet Cruze.

The Station Wagon model represents the latest body style of Chevrolet’s most popular global model, the Chevrolet Cruze, and complements the saloon and hatchback versions. Together, these have achieved combined sales across the world of over one million since the saloon variant debuted in 2009.

It features generous storage space and a choice of powerful and efficient engines, including a new 130bhp 1.7-litre VCDi diesel engine, with start-stop technology as standard and CO2 emissions of 119g/km.

At 4,678mm, the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon is slightly longer than the hatchback and saloon models. Load space ranges from 500 litres up to the window line in the rear to nearly 1,500 litres up to the roof top with the rear seats folded down. Prices and full UK specification will be announced closer to the car’s on sale date, in autumn this year.

“The Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon caters to an important market segment. It ticks all the boxes for European drivers in terms of distinctive design, dynamic driving, space and economy,” said Chevrolet Europe President and Managing Director Susan Docherty.

Meanwhile, the show will also see the European debut of the TRU 140S and CODE 130R sports car concepts, based on the Chevrolet Cruze platform, both of which were penned by British stylists. The TRU140s is a two-door sports car and was the work of Welshman Nicholas David, an alumnus of the Royal College of Art in London, while the CODE 130R, a two-door four seater coupe, was designed by Joe Baker, who studied car design at Coventry University.

The cars were designed using ‘crowd-sourcing’ – effectively taking cues from young drivers and teenagers about what they would like to see in a car, with much of which was gathered via social media. Both Nicholas and Joe the cars stylists will be at the show throughout its public opening, looking for further ideas and guidance from young visitors.


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