Chevy Introduces 2017 Cruze Hatchback Before Auto Show

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Chevrolet today introduced the 2017 Cruze Hatchback, featuring wraparound tail lamps and an integrated spoiler, ahead of its debut next week at the North American International Auto Show. The car will be available in showrooms this fall.

“As Cruze continues to set the tone for Chevrolet globally, it articulates the brand promise of offering cars with the latest technologies, more features and greater efficiency, performance and safety with fresh, distinctive styling,” says Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America and Global Chevrolet.

Batey says the Cruze has the same wheelbase as sedan models, but features a unique roof and rear-end structure. He says the vehicle offers nearly 19 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat. With the rear seat folded, cargo space expands to more than 40 cubic feet.

Batey says the Cruze Hatchback comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility via the MyLink radio systems and a 1.4-liter turbo engine with stop/start technologies. The hatchback has available features including lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, side zone blind alert, rear park assist, a heated steering wheel, heated rear and front seats, leather-appointed seating surfaces, and LED lighting.

Batey says the Cruze lineup offers vehicles nearly 200 pounds lighter than previous generation models, due to a body structure that is 100 pounds lighter and an engine that’s 44 pounds lighter. The 2017 Cruze Hatch will be offered in LT and Premier trims, and with the RS package, which includes 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, a rear spoiler, and rocker panels.

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