Holden Begins Local Cruze Hatch Testing8
Gearing up for the Australian launch of the Cruze hatch later this year, Holden has been busy testing the Delta II-based compact on Australian roads. Luckily, they’ve released these eye-watering (no, not mouth-water) images of the Port Melbourne-designed Cruze hatch for our gusto.
So the question is — why isn’t this thing coming to North America?
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We will swap you send the Cruze Hatch to the USA first and send us the Camaro. i think that would be a fair deal.
I would love to see this. We are selling so many Cruze and this hatchback would be a winner. And while we are at it, how about a SS or sport version.
Really GM? Bring this to us now! We all want it! I dont understand your choices sometimes. What harm will it do? It will only increase sales and boost the Cruze to the best selling position in its class. While you are at it, develop a coupe and add SS-like models to all three body styles. Remember the Cobalt? It was crap but it had a coupe and multiple SS models and sold decent. If the Cruze sedan with its trims has become the second best selling compact alone, then imagine what would happen if you add a hatch and high performance models. Its not that hard. If GM is concerned about cash, im pretty sure GM can make back everything spent quickly considering how fast the Cruze is selling, and with its higher price point. We are asking, you are not delivering.
Did I read correct? Did you say that Holden actually designed something? They must have had GM types watching over them to make sure they did it right.
Seriously, this hatch will be a winner and it should be picked up by Chevrolet. I understand that HSV (Holden Special Vehicles to the uninitiated) are planning to manufacture a fast hatch to compete with Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza WRX.
Yeap! You read absolutely correct — the hatch was designed by Holden. You’re probably just pulling my leg, but just so we’re on the same page — I never stated that I’m against Holden engineering or design… As far as I’m concerned, global design and dev centers are an advantage. The people at Holden should design many vehicles… be they Holdens or Chevys. For those teams, the badge should be irrelevant.
Now, where did you hear about the hot hatch? Of course this should happen, but I haven’t heard anything except for speculation… Linky please?!
If you thought the photo of the hatch was eye-watering then this illustration should get your saliva flowing. I’m not sure which computer generation I prefer.
I had planned on buying another hhr for 2012, but of couse that’s not going to happen now. GM has nothing to take it’s place. The equinox is to big and does’nt get nearly as good mileage. Then I see that the cruse hatchback is being built, so I’ll get one of those.. But GM is’nt making them for north america!!!! GM where’s your head at?
David — it’s coming to the States. How much longer can you hold out?