GM to unveil Cruze hatchback at Paris Motor Show

Acclaimed automaker General Motors has announced that it would introduce a 5-door 2011 Chevy Cruze hatchback at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

The Chevy Cruze hatchback, which is about the size of a Honda Civic or Ford Focus, will go on sale in Europe next year.

The company also announced that five sedan models of the 2011 Chevy Cruze would be introduced this month to the domestic market. General Motors’ North America president Mark Reuss along with Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will unveil the Cruze on Wednesday. The Cruze will hit the US showrooms later this month.

The Cruze, which is sold in South Korea under the Daewoo brand and as Holden Cruze in Australia, has been available in as many as seventy countries around the globe since last year.

Chevrolet Europe president & managing director, Wayne Brannon, said that they expected to see a considerable increase in Chevrolet business in Europe.

Speaking on the topic, Brannon added, "Hatchbacks play a critical role in many markets.”

Brannon further added that the entire compact segment in European markets accounts for around 4.8 million units, which is more than 25 per cent of the whole region, and hatchbacks represent around 65 per cent of that volume.