2012 Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon gets official

Article by Christian A., on February 9, 2012

Chevrolet's all-new variant of the very popular Cruze will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The automaker has expanded the volume of the vehicle to nearly 1,500 liters of load space with the recent body style of its most renowned model, which matches the hatchback and saloon variants. When combined, these have reached total sales worldwide of more than one million units since the saloon version was launched in 2009. 

Chevrolet Europe President and Managing Director Susan Docherty commented that the Cruze Station Wagon caters to "an important market segment." He further stated that the model marks all the boxes for European drivers when it comes to dynamic driving, distinctive design, economy and space.

Cruze Station Wagon has substantial storage space and a selection of efficient and powerful engines such as a new 130bhp 1.7-liter VCDi diesel engine. The start-stop technology is offered as standard for this model. The vehicle also boasts of CO2 emissions of 119g/km. The Station Wagon is 4,678mm in length, slightly longer than the saloon (4,597 mm) and hatchback (4,510 mm) models. The load space ranges from 500 liters up to the window line at the back to almost 1,500 liters up to the roof top with the back seats folded down.

The vehicle is immediately identifiable as a new version of the bestselling Chevrolet Cruze, which is the double winner of the world Touring Car Championship. 

The exterior has a tapering single arch roofline. Roof rails are also available as standard, offering convenience while keeping a sporty and poised appeal. A variety of interior and exterior styling modifications are being launched in 2012 for all Cruze models. These include the modified head-lamp interiors and fog lamps, a remodeled front fascia, new wheel styles on the exterior and refinements to the center console. A wide selection of seat finishes is also available for the interior.

Chevrolet Cruze has dynamics that match the station wagon’s nimble looks. The company’s chassis and suspension engineers made sure of that. The Cruze has put to good use the experience it gained in the World Touring Car Championship, which it had won consecutively for two years – 2010 and 2011. The brand used this particular experience on the race track to further develop the road car.

Cruze has a similar planted and confident stance as the hatchback and the sedan. It also has a highly rigid unibody structure, of which more than 60% is made up of high-strength steels. Moreover, a McPherson strut front design and a compound crank-type rear suspension design are tuned specifically for the Cruze’s mission, contributing to its low center of gravity, responsive handling, and balance of ride.

Steering is electrically powered on the 1.4-liter turbo, 1.6-liter gasoline, 1.7-liter diesel, and 2-liter diesel engines with Start/Stop, providing you with a solid on-center sense. If you order a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system or navigation system, you will be able to take advantage of a rearview camera, which is a novelty on the Chevrolet Cruze and is pretty uncommon in its segment. Also available is cruise control, depending on trim level.

The Cruze station wagon’s safety architecture is almost entirely similar to the one designed for the sedan, which is a compact car that got top five-star safety ratings both from the EuroNCAP and the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Press Release

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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