Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Debuting in Paris

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General Motors announced today that Chevrolet will introduce the hatchback model of the Cruze at the upcoming Paris Auto Show.The five-door hatchback has been created to suit the tastes of European customers, as the segment it belong to is very popular on the old continent. Chevrolet will introduce a “show car version” of the model at the event.

The car will come with a sweeping roofline and will feature short overhangs at both the front and the rear. It will use the company’s new body-frame integral system (BFI) and use a custom-tuned chassis. This will allow the car to offer a high level of rigidity and a good handling.

The Cruze hatchback will offer a luggace space capacity of almost 400 liters and will come with a 60/40 split rear seatting.

The vehicle is scheduled to go on sale on markets across Europe in mid 2011.

"Hatchbacks play a critical role in many markets. The total compact segment in Europe represents around 4.8 million units which is over a quarter of the total market, with hatchbacks representing around 65% of that volume. We therefore expect to see increased business in a number of regions, while sending out a signal that Chevrolet is now a serious mainstream player in Europe," said Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe.

autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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