“General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has announced the addition of a stylish hatchback body style to the popular Chevrolet Cruze range in the fiercely competitive compact car segment. Two models, both featuring the comprehensive Chevrolet LS trim level, with the option of either a 1,6 litre or 1,8 litre four-cylinder petrol engines compliment a revised range of five sedan models in the Cruze line-up for the 2013 model year.
“Since its introduction in 2009 the Chevrolet Cruze has won the hearts of the global motoring public to the extent that sales have exceeded even the most bold of initial forecasts,” says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s Vice President: Sales and Marketing. “Such is the popularity of the Cruze that it ranks as the best-selling Chevrolet nameplate globally. To date Cruze sales since the 2009 launch exceed 1,13 million units.” Read the full release on GMSA’s media site.
What the journalist’s think:
“First Drive: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback” – SA Car fan.
“Does the hatchback treatment compliment the Cruze?” – CAR Mag.
“Chev’s i30 fighter here!” – Wheels24.
“The stylish new Chevrolet Cruze hatch and sedan” – Driving in Heels.
“Cruze hatchback rolls into SA” – Iafrica motoring.