Chevy Cruze hatchback launched in the UK image

Chevrolet has launched its hatchback right-hand drive model Cruze in the United Kingdom in the same day as the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in Leicester.

Chevy is promoting its Cruze model in every auto market and after a Bumblebee Limited Edition was launched in China, in the UK customers can already buy the hatchback version.

“The timing and location were perfect for us to launch the new Cruze hatchback. With our WCC team in attendance providing hospitality for press, we were able to make use of the great facilities at Donington before allowing press the opportunity to test the new car on the local roads. With a great mix of rural and urban routes right at Donington’s doorstep we were able to offer press all-encompassing opportunity to try our new car, throwing in a bit of fun on a specially prepared rally stage too. A great event for all who attend”, said Craig Cheetham from Chevrolet.

For the United Kingdom Chevy Cruze customers can choose between two petrol engines, the basic 1.6 L 16V, which develops 124 HP, and its larger “brother”, the 1.8 L 16V and 141 horsepower, both available with the five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

The right-hand drive Chevy Cruze will go on sale in the United Kingdom later this month with prices starting at almost 14.000 pounds.