Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback (2011–2015)

Model History

June 2011

Cruze hatchback prices announced

Range kicks off at £13,995. Backed by a five-year warranty, the hatchback variant of the Cruze is offered in three trim levels, and with a choice of two petrol or one diesel engine. Further engine variants will follow, including a smaller capacity diesel. All have Electronic Stability Control as standard, along with a host of safety features comparable to the five-star Euro NCAP rated Cruze saloon.

The entry-level LS model, equipped with a 1.6 litre engine developing 124PS, comes with an array of standard equipment that is more commonly found on other manufacturers’ mid-trim variants. Air conditioning, remote locking, electric-front windows, follow-me-home headlights, electrically-adjustable heated door mirrors and a quality radio/CD player with auxiliary input are all included in the price.

Moving up the range, the LT model starts at an extremely attractive £14,895 on-the-road for the 1.6-litre 124PS petrol variant. A 1.6 auto and a 163PS 2.0 VCDi diesel manual are also available.

LT trim includes extra premium features, such as cruise control, electric windows all round, a multi-function trip computer, parking distance sensors, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, steering wheel audio controls and a leather steering wheel and gearknob.

Cruze buyers who opt for the LTZ trim level can specify a 141PS 1.8-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual or auto transmission, or the 163PS 2.0 VCDi with a choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed auto gearboxes.

Starting at £16,095, the LTZ trim offers exceptional levels of standard kit, including Bluetooth, a USB port, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, an electro-chromatic rear view mirror, 17-inch alloys and aluminium-effect trim on the instrument panel.

Top of the range is the LTZ with Executive Pack, which gets leather trim as standard, along with satellite navigation and heated front seats. Available only as a diesel, prices start at £19,295.

Model Engine Transmission On-the-road price
LS 1.6 petrol Manual £13,995
LT 1.6 petrol Manual £14,895
LT 1.6 petrol Auto £15,895
LT 2.0 VCDi Manual £17,195
LTZ 1.8 petrol Manual £16,095
LTZ 1.8 petrol Auto £17,095
LTZ 2.0 VCDi Manual £17,795
LTZ 2.0 VCDi Auto £18,795
LTZ Exec Pack 2.0 VCDi Manual £19,295
LTZ Exec Pack 2.0 VCDi Auto £20,295

April 2012

New 1.7 VCDi engine introduced

With CO2 emissions of just 117g/km, the newcomer qualifies for free road tax for the first year and a benefit-in-kind tax commitment of just 17 per cent. Coupled to Chevrolet’s traditional high specification and keen pricing, that makes the latest Cruze one of the best value five-door family hatchbacks on the road.

Yet despite its excellent fuel economy, the Cruze 1.7 VCDi offers the kind of performance you wouldn’t expect from a car with such low emissions. Developing 130PS and 300Nm of torque, it accelerates from 0-60mph in 9.4 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph.

Three trim levels will be available, with equipment identical to comparable models in the Cruze line-up. The entry-level LS, which comes with such features as air conditioning, ESC, remote central locking, follow-me-home headlamps, electrically-adjustable mirrors and electric front windows, is priced at £16,725, while the mid-range LT is £17,825. The range topping LTZ, priced at £18,685, is one of the best-equipped cars in its class, with standard cruise control, 17-inch alloys, auto-dimming mirror, automatic headlights, climate control, rain-sensing wipers and aluminium-effect interior detailing.

What does a Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback (2011 – 2015) cost?