While drivers in the United States still love their larger vehicles, the rest of the world is driving around in hatchbacks and wagons. Chevrolet might be attempting to capitalize on this with the Cruze five-door in the land of vegemite and kangaroos, Australia.

The base Cruze will likely feature a few four-cylinder petrols and diesels, but there is a chance that Holden’s in-house tuning company, HSV, will kick it up a notch with a high-performance four-pot, although this has not been confirmed. This will mean that the Volkswagen GTI and the Ford Focus ST will have some competition from GM.

We don’t expect to see or hear anything from HSV for quite some time, as the company is busy making sure its V8-powered vehicles will be able to survive in the future. We hope to hear something soon on the Cruze HSV, although Americans won’t ever be able to drive it.


Source: Drive.com

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  (762) posted on 05.30.2011

Yes, I was searching about Holden and I read that one too. Chevrolet Cruze is quite successful production and I don think it that it would be better if dropped this planned with the Holden

  (600) posted on 05.30.2011

I don’t think that Holden has a good reputation when it comes to building cars.
I have read a lot of complains ot their car. Well, I guess it would be better if Chevy would
dropped this idea.

  (780) posted on 11.8.2010

I’m not sure about this..I really don’t trust Holden ..

  (765) posted on 11.5.2010

I am a fan of Holden. Surely you can not really compare there qualities to German upper class cars, but they do a great job for making cars very interesting. BTW like the pictures from the moon

  (807) posted on 10.21.2010

The Saturn 2 door Astra hatchback is one of my favorite looking hatches in the last 5 years. It’s a shame it’s dead. I’d love if GM revived it as a Chevy (and gave it a decent engine).

  (648) posted on 10.20.2010

yeah, American’s prefer pick up cars. But in my opinion Sedan is more stylish.

  (406) posted on 10.4.2010

The Cruze Hatchback has more style THAN the sedan.

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