2012 Holden Cruze Hatch: First Look

Mike Stevens | Mar 16, 2011

Holden has today released new images of its upcoming 2012 Cruze Hatch, as part of its launch this week of the new Series II Cruze Sedan range.

The new Cruze Hatch, designed, developed and built in Australia, will join the Sedan range in the last quarter of 2011.

“In designing the new five-door hatch we wanted to retain the sporty ‘Cruze’ proportions and bring the same Holden appearance to the hatch that we developed for the new locally-built Series II Cruze sedan," Holden Design Director Tony Stolfo said.

“Holden is very proud of the global design work it does for other brands and countries around the GM world – but it’s especially gratifying to work on a new vehicle designed and built in Australia.”

Along with the updated Series II Cruze Sedan range, the Cruze Hatch will be driven by new powertrains: a new turbocharged 1.4 iTi petrol engine and the most fuel-efficient car made in Australia, the 2.0 litre turbo-diesel manual Cruze.

Click here to learn more about the 2012 Holden Cruze range.

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  • MightyFour says,
    3 years ago
    Add in a 2L turbo gasoline engine pls!
  • 288gto
    288gto says,
    3 years ago
    Looks like an uglier version of the impreza!
  • MotorMouth says,
    3 years ago
    That's it? Where is the new info?
    • Mike Stevens
      Mike Stevens [TMR] says,
      3 years ago
      Hi MotorMouth,

      What details are you after?

      Information for the updated Sedans is in the articles linked of course, but with the hatch still some time away, Holden has not revealed all details for that variant yet.
      • MotorMouth says,
        3 years ago
        Its OK, the subtleties, Holden badges and grille, were not immediately apparent. On first perusal they looked like the same images from a few weeks ago.
  • michael4371 says,
    3 years ago
    Thats not a hatchback its a sedan with a bit more space and practicality. Now the Honda Jazz is a real hatchback(shame its made in Thialand)
    • super matthew
      Super Mattthew says,
      3 years ago
      Really? I always thought the Jazz had the shape of a very-mini minivan. Just like the Odyssey, for example.
      • MotorMouth says,
        3 years ago
        Yeah, Jazz reminds me of the A Class, only not as classy. It's like a wagon without any extra space. This new Cruze seems to have some kind of hatch in the back, so I think that qualifies it as a hatchback, doesn't it?
      • michael4371 says,
        3 years ago
        The Jazz probably has a bigger boot and also carries 5 people.
        • MotorMouth says,
          3 years ago
          Ha! The Jazz is at least a size smaller and you can't get close to three of me in the back. I assume you are Asian, as I have never seen anyone other than an Asian driving one. It has zero appeal to the broader market, it looks like a suppository on wheels. It also has no ESP available and even though Cruze is heavily criticised for it's small 1.8, it is still as fast as a 1.5 Jazz and costs around the same. Pretty much any way you look at it, Jazz is miles behind any Cruze and you'd have to be nuts to choose it over Cruze.
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