The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 115.900 yuan and ends at 149.900 yuan. The Cruze hatchback will be made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture that also makes the Chevrolet Cruze sedan.
Two engines: a 1.6 with 121hp mated to a 6-speed manual, and a new 1.6 turbo with 184hp mated to a six-speed tiptronic automatic. The 1.6 turbo will also become available in the existing Cruze sedan and in the Buick Regal.
The 1.6 turbo will likely find buyers looking for a hot but decent family car. The gap between 121hp and 184hp seems very large. Earlier on we heard about a 1.4 turbo for the Cruze, with about 140hp, which would fill the gap nicely. However, the 1.4 turbo hasn’t been confirmed by GM yet.