European markets will be gaining a new variant of the popular Chevrolet Cruze sedan that most likely will remain on the other side of the Atlantic. The Chevrolet Cruze station wagon is due to have its day in the sun in March at the Geneva Motor Show where its full specs will be unveiled to the global automotive media.
The upcoming Chevrolet Cruze station wagon is set to do battle with German stalwarts such as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in order to win over the hearts of families who are interested in a compact car that offers the practicality of a hatchback, but with a somewhat larger footprint. The wagon is in fact that largest vehicle to wear the Cruze name up to this point, measuring three inches longer than the American market sedan and offering just a tick under 53 cubic feet of total cargo space with the rear row of seating folded down.
Powering the Chevrolet Cruze station wagon are a surprisingly varied list of available drivetrains. U.S.-based Cruze fans will be familiar with the 1.4-liter turbo and 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines (each of which generates 138 horsepower), but joining this pair are a 1.6-liter gas unit, a 1.7-liter turbodiesel and a 2.0-liter turbodiesel (each of which offers four cylinders). Chevrolet has also given all three turbo engines (gas and diesel) automatic start / stop technology in order to improve fuel mileage.