Review: Chevy Cruze hatch

The new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback“These days, the C-segment is as fiercely competitive as a sleep-deprived John McEnroe during a game of high-stakes Tiddlywinks — just without the incessant cursing. There’s a large pie, and everyone wants a piece.

The Chevrolet Cruze sedan has been hanging tough with a number of big-name rivals near the top of this segment’s list for quite some time — so tough, in fact, that it has become Chevy’s best-selling nameplate globally. It’s a consistent player locally too. But now General Motors SA has added another string to its compact car bow: the Cruze hatch.

The hatch range is limited — one fewer variant and it wouldn’t be a range at all — with just two models currently available to South Africa buyers (there are five sedans from which to choose). The two hatches are indistinguishable from each other from the outside, and they share the same interior trim level too. The first makes use of a 1.6-litre petrol engine and the second a 1.8-litre. We had the former on test.” Read the full review on Iafrica.com Motoring.