The Chevrolet Cruze range will welcome a new member come Geneva, and it’s this station wagon that will join the hatchback and sedan. The Cruze has been a global success for GM, with the range selling in excess of one million units since launch in 2009, and with this wagon, Chevy will be eyeing a bigger piece of Europe.
Engine wise, in addition to the current 1.6L and 1.8L petrols, a new 1.4L turbo petrol, a new 1.7L diesel and an improved 2.0L diesel engine have been added. The latter three come with start-stop tech as standard. All engines are Euro 5 compliant.
The Cruze station wagon, at 4,675 mm, is slightly longer than the sedan (4,597 mm). Load space ranges from 500 litres up to the window line in the rear to nearly 1,500 litres up to the roof with the rear seats folded down. Roof racks are standard.
The whole Cruze family gets some small changes for 2012. These include a remodeled front fascia, modified head-lamp interiors and fog lamps, and new wheel styles. Inside, Chevy says there are refinements to the center console and a greater choice of seat finishes. New Cruzes are equipped with keyless entry and start as well.
Also, a brand-new Chevrolet infotainment system called MyLink will be introduced in higher trim levels later this year. MyLink brings owners’ smartphone capabilities into the vehicle.