2012 Geneva Motor Show: Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon makes its debut

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 7, 2012

The major attraction at Chevrolet's stand at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is the Cruze Station Wagon, which makes its global debut and has been added to the hatchback and notchback versions of this car. So far this year, Chevrolet has been busy with preparing for one world premiere, two debuts in Europe, the launch of an all-new and exciting infotainment system as well as to set a record global sales mark.

Making their European debut are two youth concept cars – the Code 130R and Tru 140S. The automaker is also showing off the ChevroletMyLink, which is its newest infotainment offering.

The Cruze station wagon is ideal for families and people who prefer a compact car that has a bigger carrying space to match an active lifestyle. As of summer 2012, five powertrains will be offered for the entire Cruze range. These are the current 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines, a new 1.4L turbo gasoline engine, a new 1.7L diesel and an improved 2.0L diesel engine.

These modifications make the vehicle become Euro 5-compliant. Chevrolet is presenting several design revisions for the 2012 Cruze models. These include those done on the front fascia, modified head-lamp interiors and fog lamps, and new wheel styles.

The center console got several refinements. It also offers a greater choice of seat finishes. The new equipment and features on the Cruze include keyless entry and start, rear view camera, Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and start-stop functionality depending on trim and engine choice.

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World premiere for Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

  • Station wagon is the third variant of world's favorite Chevrolet
  • New engine line-up includes sporty turbo and frugal diesel
  • Refined design and new technologies
  • MyLink: cutting edge smartphone infotainment system

The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon is all set for its global premiere at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show early next month. The station wagon, the latest bodystyle of Chevrolet's most popular nameplate, complements the sedan and hatchback versions, which together have combined sales in excess of one million vehicles globally since the carline was launched in 2009.

"The Cruze station wagon caters to an important market segment. It ticks all the boxes for European drivers in terms of distinctive design, dynamic driving, space and economy," said Chevrolet Europe President and Managing Director Susan Docherty.

The new station wagon features generous storage space and a choice of powerful and efficient engines as well as the state-of-the-art Chevrolet MyLink onboard infotainment system.

The new and improved engines will be available on the entire Cruze line-up starting summer 2012. In addition to the current 1.6L and 1.8L gasoline engines, a new 1.4L turbo gasoline, a new 1.7L diesel and an improved 2.0L diesel engine complete the powertrain offer.

The 1.4L gasoline, 1.7L diesel and 2.0L diesel engines come with start-stop technology as standard. All engines are Euro 5-compliant.

The station wagon, at 4,675 mm, is slightly longer than the hatchback (4,510 mm) and sedan (4,597 mm) models. Load space ranges from 500 liters up to the window line in the rear to nearly 1,500 liters up to the roof top with the rear seats folded down.

Refined design and new technologies

The station wagon is immediately recognizable as a new variant of the best-selling Chevrolet Cruze. The exterior design features a tapering single arch roofline and comes with roof racks as standard, providing convenience while maintaining a poised and sporty look.

A number of exterior and interior styling changes are being introduced in 2012 for all Cruze models. These include a remodeled front fascia, modified head-lamp interiors and fog lamps, and new wheel styles on the exterior and refinements to the center console and a greater choice of seat finishes for the interior.

New Cruzes are equipped with keyless entry, allowing access the vehicle with the key safely tucked away in a bag or pocket. Additionally, the system allows the engine to be turned on or off by pressing a button without the need to insert the key into the ignition.

A brand-new Chevrolet infotainment system, called MyLink, is being introduced in higher trim levels in the Cruze line-up and in the Chevrolet Aveo as of summer 2012. It brings owners' smartphone capabilities into the vehicle.

MyLink aggregates content from the smartphone onto the seven-inch diagonal high-resolution full-color touch-screen display. Once the smartphone is connected, personal playlists, photo galleries, phone books, videos and other stored media and data, such as a special navigation app, can be accessed though the infotainment system touch-screen.

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