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2012-02-17 11:17

CRUZE GOES HATCH: Hard to tell the difference but this is the new Cruze hatchback.

General Motors South Africa announced today that the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback will be coming to South Africa in the second half of 2012.

"This exciting new vehicle," GM SA says, "highlights the continued strengthening of the Chevrolet portfolio in this market, where 13 new Chevrolet products have been launched since 2010."

Details around pricing and model specification will be announced at a later stage.


The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback was launched towards the end of 2011 at the Dubai international auto show, the sedan version was launched worldwide – including SA - back in 2009 and more than a million have been sold.

The hatch is sleeker and should bring a new lease on life for the range - Wheels24 took one for a drive in the UAE's supercity.

The new hatch has the same roofline and nose (see above) as the sedan but the tail treatment is much sportier with a built-in aerofoil, a deeper vertical surface and a much less-deep rear window.

It’s more of a Cruze a family might want with a luggage capacity of 413 litres; the sedan says “travelling salesman”.

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