Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Cruze Hatchback, ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show. Chevrolet will enter the hatchback segment to rival Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and Scion in the US market.
“With 9 per cent market growth in small hatchbacks last year, it’s the perfect time to bring the Cruze Hatch to America,” said Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America and Global Chevrolet. “As Cruze continues to set the tone for Chevrolet globally, it articulates the brand promise of offering cars with the latest technologies, more features and greater efficiency, performance and safety with fresh, distinctive styling.”
The hatchback has an all-new, more rigid and lighter architecture based on the Cruze’s foundation, it will also prove to be safer and more fuel-efficient. The car will have a 1.4-litre turbo-engine with direct injection and start/stop function, electric power steering and, z-link rear suspension. The Cruze will also be available with safety features like lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert and rear park assist.
On the inside, the car will feature Apple CarPlay and android auto compatibility via the MyLink radio systems. Moreover, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, Athens leather-appointed seating surfaces with French seam will also grace the car's interior.
The 2017 Cruze Hatchback will be offered in LT and Premier trim, and with the sporty RS package. It is expected to go on sale in the last quarter of 2016.