Chevrolet teases Cruze hatchback

Chevrolet has revealed first images of the hatchback version of the Cruze Saloon. The new model will be based on the same platform as the saloon and will share a similar engine lineup.

The Cruze hatchback looks production ready. The car features close to 400 litres of cargo capacity and will get 60/40 split rear seating.

Chevrolet is selling the Cruze in more than 70 countries and has become the top-selling car surpassing Aveo.

So will Chevrolet launch it India?

Well this car reminds us of the SR-V hatch back launched by Chevrolet some years ago. However the car failed to sell in numbers and only those who wanted a performance hatch back bought it.

We feel the market is not ready for bigger hatches as one would not be ready to pay the price and would prefer to own a sedan which will give them a more up-market feel. Chevrolet may launch in near future if the demand does arise.

The new Cruze hatchback will go on sale in Europe mid-2011 followed by other markets.