ZURICH – The Chevrolet Cruze station
wagon, the third variant of Chevrolet’s most-popular car, will make its
global premiere at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show early next
The station wagon complements the Cruze
sedan and hatchback, which together have combined sales of more than 1
million vehicles globally since launch in 2009.
"The 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.
The new station wagon, which is not
planned for sale in North America, features generous storage space and a
choice of powerful and efficient engines as well as the state-of-the-art
Chevrolet MyLink onboard infotainment system.
The new and improved engines will be
available on the entire Cruze line-up starting summer 2012. In addition
to the current 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines, a new 1.4L turbo
gasoline, a new 1.7L diesel and an improved 2.0L diesel engine complete
the powertrain offer.
The 1.4L gasoline, 1.7L diesel and 2.0L
diesel engines come with start-stop technology as standard. All engines
are Euro 5-compliant.
The station wagon, at 4,675 mm (184.1
inches), is slightly longer than the hatchback (4,510 mm/ 177.6 inches)
and sedan (4,597 mm /181 inches) models. Load space ranges from 500
liters (17.6 cubic feet) up to the window line in the rear to nearly
1,500 liters (52.9 cubic feet) up to the roof top with the rear seats
The station wagon is immediately
recognizable as a new variant of the best-selling Chevrolet Cruze. The
exterior design features a tapering single arch roofline and comes with
roof racks as standard, providing convenience while maintaining a poised
and sporty look.
A number of exterior and interior styling
changes are being introduced in 2012 for all Cruze models. These include
a remodeled front fascia, modified head-lamp interiors and fog lamps,
and new wheel styles on the exterior and refinements to the center
console and a greater choice of seat finishes for the interior.
New Cruzes are equipped with keyless
entry, allowing access the vehicle with the key safely tucked away in a
bag or pocket. Additionally, the system allows the engine to be turned
on or off by pressing a button without the need to insert the key into
A brand-new Chevrolet infotainment system,
called MyLink, is being introduced in higher trim levels in the Cruze
line-up and in the Chevrolet Aveo as of summer 2012. It brings owners'
smartphone capabilities into the vehicle.
MyLink aggregates content from the
smartphone onto the seven-inch diagonal high-resolution full-color
touch-screen display. Once the smartphone is connected, personal
playlists, photo galleries, phone books, videos and other stored media
and data, such as a special navigation app, can be accessed though the
infotainment system touch-screen.