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Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed before Paris debut

Chevrolet is keen on expanding the Cruze lineup in Europe, where the compact model has achieved impressive sales.

As such, the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback show car has been officially revealed before it will be making its debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, later this month.

The model is just for show, at this moment, meaning the end version of the Cruze hatchback won’t necessarily look like this.

Still, the overall aspect will remain the same. It is expected for the Cruze five-door to compete against the likes of the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf, but will add a bit more utility, given its bigger platform.

The production-ready Chevrolet Cruze hatchback will be officially unveiled next year, with sales due to begin in summer of 2011. Pricing will also be unveiled at that time, and engine options are expected to remain the same.

Sadly, you won’t be getting to see this pretty attractive hatch on US soil, as American customers aren’t exactly pleased with such hatchbacks. You’ll just have to take satisfaction with the regular Cruze sedan.

Hit the jump to see two more photos of the new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback show car.

Source: Chevrolet