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?
For more details on the car, head over to Motor Authority.