Chevrolet Cruze Face-lift and Station Wagon to debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Along with the face-lift version of Cruze, Chevrolet will introduce a variant of Cruze family car called, Cruze Station Wagon at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Apart from this, Chevrolet will also unveil two sports car concepts based on Cruze platform.
March 2, 2012: Next week at the Geneva Motor Show, Chevrolet will be introducing its Cruze face-lift and a Cruze Station Wagon variant along with two sports car concepts based on Cruze platform. The face-lift version and the Station Wagon of the Cruze family car are more likely to go on sale in the autumn this year.
From the images revealed of the all new Chevrolet Cruze, the car has undergone some changes like the replacing of the honeycomb design of the grille with horizontal slats and features redesigned front bumper, redesigned rims and new fog lamps incorporated in triangular casing. The new Cruze will be made available to the Europeans with five different engine options – a 2.0-litre and 1.7-litre diesel engine, 1.8-litre and 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol powertrain and a 1.4-litre turbo engine.
On the other hand, the Cruze Station Wagon measuring 4678mm in length offers boot space of almost 1,500 litres when the rear seats are folded down. However, the complete details of full engine range is not been confirmed, but it is likely to be powered by a 1.7-litre VCDi diesel engine with start/stop technology as standard feature. This engine is capable of generating 130bhp of power and emits 119g/km of CO2.
According to President and MD of Chevrolet Europe Susan Docherty, the Station Wagon is designed and developed to cater to an important market segment. “It ticks all the boxes for European drivers in terms of distinctive design, dynamic driving, space and economy,” she said.
In addition to this, the pavilion of the Chevrolet at the Geneva Show will also showcase two sports car concepts based on Cruze platform. Designed by UK designers, TRU 140S and CODE 130R will make their debuts at the show.
The two-door sports car TRU 140S was the creation of Welshman Nicholas David, who is an alumnus of the Royal College of Art in London. The two-door four seat coupe CODE 130R has been designed by Joe Baker, who has studies designing cars at Coventry University. Chevrolet claims that the two cars are the developed with the help of ‘crowd-sourcing’ mainly by taking inputs from the youngsters and also using social media for other information.