New Chevrolet Cruze hatchback to be unveiled on 30 September

Chevrolet plans to unveil its new 5-door Cruze hatchback for the first time at the Paris Motor Show at the end of this month. 

Ghevrolet maker General Motors said yesterday that it would begin the global roll out of its new 5-door Cruze hatchback starting with Europe in mid 2011, followed by other global markets, except the US.

The auto maker said that while the Cruze sedan will arrive at US dealers in September, the Cruze hatchback will not be offered in the US market.

A show car version of Chevrolet's compact hatchback will be seen for the first time at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September. It will be one of four world Chevrolet premieres at the show.

With the introduction of the new Cruze hatchback, customers have an alternative body style to the traditional sedan.

According to Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe, the potential for meeting further customer demand is significant. "Cruze is turning out to be a real success story. We are selling it in 70 countries around the world and it is our top-selling passenger car globally.''