The Chevrolet Cruze is a GM automobile spanning two completely different models. Since 2008, the nameplate has been used to refer to a compact sedan based on GM’s global Delta II platform. It made its European debut in 2008 and launched in North America in 2010 as the 2011 model year. The Cruze is sold as the Holden Cruze in Australia. A hatchback variant will go on sale in Europe in the summer of 2011.