Chevrolet will introduce the third variant of the Chevy Cruze at the 82nd International Geneva Motor show in early March with the Cruze Wagon. While it’s not coming to North American shores, the five-door wagon shows the various new features coming to the Cruze range starting in the summer of 2012.
For starters, the Cruze will finally offer keyless entry and push-button start along with the MyLink infotainment system on “higher trim levels”, complete with a seven-inch color touch screen.
The Cruze Wagon will bring the 1.4 liter turbocharged ECOTEC engine to Europe, as well as new 1.7 liter and improved 2.0 liter diesel engines will join the current 1.6 liter and 1.8 liter gasoline powerplants. What’s more, the 1.4 liter gasoline as well as the 1.7L and 2.0L diesel engines come standard with start-stop technology to increase fuel efficiency.
Several exterior and interior updates will accompany the 2012 refresh across the entire Cruze range, including a revised front fascia, revamped headlamp clusters and fog lamps, as well as new wheel styles, while the interior will bring a new center console and a wider choice of seat finishes.
The Cruze Wagon will join its sedan and five-door hatchback counterparts in Europe, which have already sold more than 1 million units globally since 2009. The Wagon will also be the biggest Cruze, measuring in at 184.1 inches in length (compared to 177.6 inches of the 5-door hatch); the increased dimensions allow for 1,500 liters (424.5 cubic feet) of storage with the rear seats folded; additional storage capacity will be available on the roof thanks to standard roof racks.