Add this to the mounting pile of evidence that the five door variant of the Chevy Cruze will be making its way to North American shores in the near future: several highly-informed sources who have a proven track record with GM Authority say that the highly-desired (and beautiful) Cruze hatch will, in fact, commence production at GM’s Lordstown plant in Ohio, joining the very popular Cruze sedan.
GM Authority is still in the process of confirming a date for job one, but sources say that it will be “soon”. The news comes on the heels of Chevy confirming a diesel-powered Cruze for North American consumption as well as multiple reports claiming that the Cruze range will see a global refresh for the 2014 model year.
The GM Authority Take
As we’ve said countless times before, being available in Europe isn’t enough — the Cruze hatch must come to the New World, especially given competitors such as the Ford Focus, Kia Forté, and Mitsubishi Lancer — all of which are available in sedan and hatchback body styles… not to mention the booted Cruze’s beautiful lines. For the time being, however, this seems to be as official is we’re going to get; although an official confirmation would sure be nice!