Chevy’s estate model Cruze

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WITH sales of the saloon and hatchbacks having reached a million, Chevrolet is to introduce an estate version of its stylish Cruze model.

With close to 1,500 litres of load space with the rear seats folded down, the Cruze Station Wagon aims to capture more sales in Europe, where estate cars are more popular than in other parts of the world.

The move coincides with minor updates across the Cruze range, such as new alloy wheel styles and slightly remodelled headlight interiors. Inside there is a greater choice of seat finishes alongside a revised centre console.

A new engine has been added to the range as well, in the shape of a 1.7-litre VCDi diesel, with 130bhp and stop-start technology that helps the engine achieve CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km in the Cruze.

At 4,678mm, the Station Wagon is slightly longer than the hatchback (4,510mm) and saloon (4,597mm) models. Load space ranges from 500 litres in the boot alone with the back seats upright and the load cover in place, to nearly 1,500 litres up to the roof top with the seats folded down.