The Cruze Hatch is one among the best-selling models of Chevrolet globally, and it was mostly designed for overseas markets. However, Chevy decided to bring the Hatch to its United States lineup for the first time in 2017, as the small hatchback sector has grown up by 9 % last year. Chevrolet has unveiled the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, which is a practical hatchback model of the second-generation Cruze at the Auto Show in Detroit.
Buyers will have the option to decide from the available in two trim levels, known as LT and Premier. Chevrolet will also offer the 2017 model an RS package that will include sportier-looking front fascia elements. The new vehicle also comes with a powerful direct fuel injection turbocharged engine to offer better performance and improved fuel economy.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Changes, Exterior
New Cruze Hatchback is going to be constructed on the same platform as that of the sedan, which was introduced in 2015. The platform comes with the wheelbase length of 106.3 inches and both the hatchback and the sedan body styles are identical from the tip of the bumper in the front to the C-pillar.
Ahead of that, the new Cruze gets new horizontal taillights and a big trunk opening that makes the job of loading and unloading massive items easy. The hatchback body style facilitates the new Cruze to offer a liberal trunk space with sufficient occupants. Chevrolet will also provide its 2017 model with an RS package that will include mist lights and a splitter, side skirts, and a rear air diffuser.
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Interior
For the year 2017, the Cruze comes with a luxurious and well-established cabin. The cabin comes with more cargo volume because of its hatchback body style. This offers the vehicle a generous cargo capacity of 18.5 cubic feet and this can be increased to 42 cubic feet by folding down the back seats. It is also offered with liberal passenger space that allows the cabin to offer a comfortable sitting place to five people.
The 2017 Chevy Cruze hatchback cabin of the new vehicle comes equipped with the most up-to-date generation of MyLink infotainment system of Chevrolet as standard. The software of the system is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing passengers to interact with some features of their Smartphone. It also comes equipped with 4G LTE Wi-Fi that offers the occupants a more controlling connection than their Smartphone and has the power to connect a maximum of seven devices.
A resourceful collection of accessible safety technologies would scan the road for dangers that assists prevent possible collisions, offering both the vehicle and the occupants a high-level safety. Some of the safety features available with the new vehicle include:
Lane keeping assist.
Rear cross traffic alert.
Forward collision alert.
High-strength steel safety cage.
OnStar auto crash reaction system.
Heated steering wheel.
Overall, the Cruze Hatchback 2017 interior comes with a compact and well-equipped cabin.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze engine will get its required power and torque from an Ecotec powertrain with the displacement of 1.4 liters. This four-cylinder, turbocharged, direct fuel injection engine would deliver the new vehicle with the greatest power of 153 horsepower and a greatest torque of 177 pounds per foot. The next generation Cruze Hatchback will be offered with the front-wheel drive system as standard and it will be equipped with a six-velocity HydraMatic automatic gearbox and six-velocity manual transmission systems. The new vehicle offers an impressive highway mileage of 40 mpg.
Price and release date
The 2017 Chevy Cruze release date is estimated to be the concluding part of 2016 and the base price will be announced by Chevy at the time of the launch of the vehicle.
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New Chevy Cruze 2017 Photos