Its compact dimensions feature bold styling cues, with an arching roofline, sloping rear-pillars that give it a lean profile and a neatly styled rear deck providing upmarket and handsome good looks. At the front, the large, sweeping headlamp units wrap around the nose of the car, while other design themes include a concave shoulder line, Chevrolet's trademark two-tier grille and a restrained use of exterior trim, giving it a solid, unfussy appearance.
Inside, the car features a twin-cockpit design, with a distinct centre console dividing the front into separate areas for the driver and passenger – a styling cue taken from various iconic Chevrolet performance cars.
At launch, three engines will be offered – 1.6-litre 112PS and 1.8-litre 140PS petrol units, both with variable valve timing for optimal power, fuel economy and exhaust emissions, or a 2.0-litre 150PS common-rail turbodiesel.
The Cruze heralds a new era for Chevrolet, which is set to be built upon even further over the coming months with the introduction of even more new models, including the iconic Camaro.Chevrolet shows Cruze hatchback in Paris
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