The Chevrolet Cruze, which will go on sale in the United States later this month, is already a pretty huge success in other parts of the world. General Motors will now be expanding the Cruze lineup with a new 5-door hatchback variant that will go on sale across Europe in mid-2011, followed by other global markets.
“Hatchbacks play a critical role in many markets. For instance, the total compact segment in Europe represents around 4.8 million units which is over a quarter of the total market, with hatchbacks representing around 65% of that volume,” Brannon said. “We therefore expect to see increased business in a number of regions.”
GM says that the Cruze hatchback “will not be offered in the U.S. market.” We’re really hoping they change their minds and we encourage you to comment in the comments section after the jump if you want the Cruze hatchback to come to the United States.