Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
chevrolet cruze station wagon revealed

Fans of the station wagon rejoice – Chevrolet has a new product for those of you seeking an alternative to the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, in the form of the Chevrolet Cruze station wagon.

While Europe and Australia will get this vehicle, Americans will be shut out, as Chevrolet has officially denied that we’ll get the Cruze station wagon. The same 1.4 turbo, 1.6 and 1.8L gasoline engines and 1.7 and 2.0L diesel engines will carry over from the sedan and hatchback, as well as Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system. At 184 inches long, the Cruze wagon is about three inches longer than the sedan (and 7 inches longer than the hatchback that we also don’t get) while offering 17.6 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats up and 52 with the seats down. Look for the official real at the Geneva Auto Show in early March.

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  • Ciddyguy Ciddyguy on Feb 09, 2012

    Oh come now GM, I think it's time you did a little research on this. At least out here in Puget Sound country, I see LOTS of hatchbacks tooling around. I see plenty of the Mazda Protege5's tooling around, especially now that I drive one, the Mazda3, the vast majority are the hatchbacks, I see plenty of the Kia Rio, namely the 5 door hatchbacks, ditto for the Spectra5, The new Focus and Fiesta are mostly hatchbacks, the Chevy Aveo (I know, it's crap) is mostly the 5door hatch, rather than the sedans, the old Geo/Chevy Sprint/Metro were mostly hatchbacks, the Toyota Yaris is mostly the 3 door hatchback, I rarely see the sedans, heck, even the Hyundai Accent sold heavily favoring the hatchback, heck, I see the Jetta sportwagons and the Golf is quite popular too. If you go up in the luxury line, I see a the Mercedes 300 wagons, not a huge amount, but not like they are ultra rare or something, same for the BMW wagons and the former nameplate called SAAB, the Sportcombi is seen around these parts (along with the regular hatchback variant of the 9-3), the list goes on. It's true that CUV/SUV type cars are even more common but it's not like the hatchback ISN'T selling in the smaller B/C segment cars so why not? The Mazda3 is really just an elongated roofed version of the sedans if they are anything like the Protege, the 5 door hatchback is the exact same length as the sedan, just has a longer roof line and a liftgate instead of a trunk. It's not like people DON'T buy wagons/hatchbacks in at least parts of the country so why not sell an alternative to the 3 box 4 door sedan? Wait until the Sonic is fully out there if it isn't already and see how it sells in it's hatchback form and that may help GM (if they are capable that is) to rethink their strategy of the Cruze here in the US and we may well see either the hatchback or the wagon (BTW, like what I see of it) eventually.

  • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Feb 09, 2012

    Wagons, stickshifts and diesels don't sell, these are just facts people. Everyone wants access to wagons, but nobody wants to buy them new. GM stands to gain nothing by making the internet happy. When we had all the wagons in the world we didn't buy enough of them to justify more being made. Can we accept our responsibility in the situation and move on?

  • Mr Nosy Mr Nosy on Feb 10, 2012

    You can lament all you want 'til the tipped over cows come home,but the Below Average American still cherishes the right to counter-intuitive behavior.Now,I'm not some expert psychic like the ones The National Enquirer consults,but this car WILL come to the US,with a few minor modifications.I predict that after Toyota introduces the wildly successful Prius EcoCross,a Prius V with MMAWDS(Mild Mannered All Wheel Drive System.) and 4" greater ground clearance.Chevy will respond to this challenge and add to The Hearbeat of America.It will be called the Cruze Cascadia/FXU. It will feature EAUUT(Entire Alphabet Used Up Technology) for safety,and of course, a 4.5" increase in ride height.These two exciting new vehicles will add to your drive time commute by flipping over in rush hour traffic in the tradition(Observed firsthand by me.)of the Buick Enclave,Acura RDX,Ford Escape,Isuzu Trooper,BMW X5,and as of last week,a Jeep ComPatriot(I couldn't tell which one,it was upside down.).Doofus Dub Rims shod with 10 Series Ling Long will of course, be optional.

  • Mr Nosy Mr Nosy on Feb 10, 2012

    You can lament all you want 'til the tipped over cows come home,but the Below Average American still cherishes the right to counter-intuitive behavior.Now,I'm not some expert psychic like the ones The National Enquirer consults,but this car WILL come to the US,with a few minor modifications.I predict that after Toyota introduces the wildly successful Prius EcoCross,a Prius V with MMAWDS(Mild Mannered All Wheel Drive System.) and a 4" greater ground clearance.Chevy will respond to this challenge and add to The Heartbeat of America.It will be called the Cruze Cascadia/FXU. It will feature EAUUT(Entire Alphabet Used Up Technology) for safety,and of course a 4.5" increase in ride height.These two exciting new vehicles will add to your drive time commute by flipping over in rush hour traffic in the tradition(Observed firsthand by me.)of the Buick Enclave,Acura RDX,Ford Escape,Isuzu Trooper,BMW X5,and as of last week,a Jeep ComPatriot(I couldn't tell which one,it was upside down.). Lightweight polyester rayon carbon fiber 22" DoofusDub Rims shod with 10 Series Ling Longs, will of course be optional.So then,cheer up everybody.

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