Not Coming Soon: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Sometimes it just isn't fair. Europe always seems to get the cooler stuff. All their Ford's use the crisp Kinetic design style. They have a massive amount of super-efficient diesel engines to choose from. They got the new Fiat 500 years ago. Their Triumph TR-6s were fuel-injected. Their mid-seventies sports cars didn't have horrible black rubber bumpers bolted on to them. I could go on for hours.

And now General Motors of all groups has betrayed us young Americans. The little beauty you see above is the hatchback version of the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze will replace the lackluster Cobalt, and is already looking to be a promising little car. 

Too bad that hatchback is only going to be available in Europe. We have to stick with the not as pretty, or practical, sedan version. 

I understand why General Motors wouldn't want to build a hatchback and a sedan side-by-side. The Malibu Maxx was a woeful failure, but it was built on a terrible car to start with. Making the already handsome Cruze even more practical and spacious doesn't do anything except make perfect sense. At least it does to me.

Anyone else out there want to petition for a 2012 Cruze Hatchback? 

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Comments (5)
  1. General Motors is just introducing the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to the U.S., so you've got to give them some time. My guess is you'll be more likely to see a hatchback in coming model years than not -- especially since it's so appealing to younger drivers (its target demographic).

  2. This is consequence of marketing types in charge who do not have common man view of car market. And it is not limited to US makers. The worst example I know is VW Passat TDi wagon of 1997. Introduced in 8/96 every single imported car was sold by 2/97, most way higher than MSRP. Like hotcakes. Marketing types were more concerned about low hp number and discontinued this model for USA, no more were imported and no '98 model... Because they thought it wouldn't sell, no matter the actual results.

  3. I've own this car already. Its called a Subaru WRX 5-door. Only mine is built solidly to last and last, can beat a Ferrari in 0-60, and generally looks better and likely comes out cheaper than what this would.

  4. Seriously they didn´t even bother on changing a little the design so that it wouldn´t look exactly as an impreza.

  5. Well... living in Europe all my life, id happily exchange an "ultra efficient" and dull audi a4 diesel car for a new petrol-gulper Camaro...
    grass is always greener on the other side!

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