By John Simpson 28 June 2012
Chevrolet’s new Cruze Station Wagon will launch before the end of the year with prices starting from £15,375 OTR.
As the daddy of the Cruze line, the Cruze Station Wagon offers up to 1,478 litres of load space and will come with three trim choices and a trio of engines; a 1.6-litre 124PS petrol, 1.8-litre 141PS petrol Auto and 1.7-litre 130PS diesel engine.
The entry-level LS grade will boast the 124PS 1.6-litre engine with standard spec including air-con, follow-me-home headlamps, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, front electric windows with ‘express down’ facility, roof rails rear and boot 12v power sockets, cargo restraint hooks, remote central door locking, electronic boot release, ESC and traction control.
Buyers opting for the middle trim LT have their pick of whichever engine they prefer but also get a leather steering wheel and gear knob, front fog lamps, rear parking distance sensors, cruise control, electric rear windows and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The top LTZ NAV trim is only available with the 1.7-litre 130PS diesel engine, which emits just 119g/km of CO2, but benefits from the fanciest spec with a seven-inch colour display screen, sat nav, Bluetooth, rain-sensing wipers, an electro-chromatic self-dipping mirror, automatic lighting control, rear parking sensors with rear view camera, electronic climate control, 17-inch alloys, and a six-speed manual gearbox.
“The Cruze Station Wagon completes the Cruze line-up, and further broadens our appeal in the most popular area of the UK car market,” said Chevy UK MD Mark Terry.
“Over 12% of c-segment sales are estates, and with its impressive blend of styling and competitive CO2 figures we see the Cruze Station wagon as a real opportunity to grow our brand at both a fleet and a retail level.”
The Cruze Station Wagon will launch this autumn with a full price list emerging shortly before.