2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 01

Chevrolet has taken the covers off the second-generation Cruze Hatchback ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. US customers will be able to get their hands on the sleek five-door hatch later in the year, alongside the sedan version that made its debut in June 2015.

Built on the same platform, the Cruze Hatchback has the same 2,700-mm wheelbase as its sedan counterpart. The car tips the scale 91 kg lighter than its predecessor thanks to the all-new architecture and lighter engine.

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Not only that, both the sedan and hatchback look about the same too, except the latter appears sleeker with its unique roofline and rear-end structure. It also features wraparound rear lights and an integrated spoiler at the top of the liftgate.

It’ll be offered in the US in LT and Premium trims, and with the optional RS package, which adds front and rear fascias, rocker panels, rear spoiler, fog lamps and 18-inch wheels.

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In terms of functionality, the Cruze Hatchback boasts 524 litres of cargo space, which expands to 1,189 litres with the rear seat folded. The car is also equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, together with other standard equipments including heated steering wheel and seats, and ‘Athens’ leather upholstery.

Regardless of variants, the Cruze Hatchback comes with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine packing 153 hp and 240 Nm of torque. The drivetrain is combined with the presence of electric power steering and, on Premier models, a Z-link rear suspension for a more engaging driving experience. As for safety, there’s Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Park Assist.

 

 

 



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