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The Australian based automaker Holden has recently announced that the Cruze hatchback has entered local production and the vehicle is expected to be officially launched on November 8.

“It’s a challenging time for manufacturing but Holden is one of the most flexible automotive manufacturing operations in the world and we’re incredibly proud of our capability”, said the Holden chairman and managing director, Mike Devereux.

According to the General Motors subsidiary, the Holden Cruze will offer the same engines as the sedan, in the form of two petrol, the 1.4 iTi (103 kW / 200 Nm), 1.8 (104 kW / 176 Nm) and the 2.0 liter diesel engine with its 120 kW and 360 Nm of torque.

“When customers get behind the wheel next month we think they’ll feel the suspension changes we’ve made which improve steering response and ride quality and add a sense of refinement to the overall driving experience”, added Mike Deveraux.

GM’s Cruze is a worldwide success and the vehicle is currently selling in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Holden Cruze will be officially presented next month, on the 8th of November.