The last addition to the Cruze range – the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon -- has a starting price of £15,375 and could cost as much as £19,785. The estate has five variants and will be presented beside the current Cruze saloon and hatch, arriving at showrooms in the autumn. The Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon is offered with three trim levels and three engines.
Priced at £15,375, the entry-level LS is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine, follow-me-home headlamps, heated and adjustable door mirrors, aircon, front electric windows, rear and boot power sockets, roof rails, cargo restraint hooks, electronic boot release, remote central door locking, ESC and traction control.
Then there’s the mid-level LT trim that adds cruise control, electric rear windows, rear parking sensors, front fog lamps, 16-inch alloys and a leather steering wheel and gear knob. The 1.6-litre version costs £16,475, the 1.8-litre with the automatic transmission has a price tag of £18,075, while the 1.7-litre diesel is priced at £18,925. This has 119g/km of C02 emissions.
The top-of-the-line LTZ NAV costs £19,785. It features satnav, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, electronic climate control, rear parking sensors and rear view camera, and a seven-inch colour display screen. It is the only one to get the 1.7-litre diesel and a six-speed manual gearbox. The Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon provides up to 1478 litres of load space.
The station wagon moves forward with an athletic design language represented by the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and sedan. Its bold stance is asserted by a "wheels out, body in" stance, a strong concave side line, and a single arch line on the roof that flows to the D-pillar. The thin roof rails are a basic feature and add to the car's sleek appearance.
The twin-port grille, with a central golden bowtie, immediately makes the station wagon recognizable as a Chevy. Among the improvements in the design integrated into all the 2013 Cruzes is a cornered facade with horizontal slats. The improved bumper at the front with fog lamps that come with fresh housing designs emphasize the vehicle's athletic appearance.
The interior showcases flowing lines and the Chevy's iconic dual cockpit, with the front wrapping around into the passenger and driver door. Vehicles that have the latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system will feature a 7-inch hi-res touch screen monitor installed at the center stack. The design of the instrument panel and HVAC sockets beside the radio system has been newly designed. This change affects the vehicles that have the MyLink installed or the new base and mid-range radios to be released on the 2013 models (left-hand-drive markets).
The small space on top of the instrument panel has been installed nearer the radio unit and now has a USB and an aux-in socket.