At this year's Geneva Auto Show Chevrolet revealed a brand new addition to the Cruze family which will join the Sedan and the Hatchback in Europe later this year. Dubbed the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon, the new model is just as its name suggests, a family car that delivers a roomy interior but strives to remain modern-looking and attractive to younger generations.
The new Cruze will come with a wide range of engine variants as well, including the 1.6 and 1.8 liter gasoline engines currently found on the ongoing sedan and hatchback models. Besides the 1.6 and 1.8, the Wagon will also offer a choice between a new 1.4 liter turbo engine running on gasoline, and two diesel engines including a 1.7 liter and an improved 2.0 liter unit.
In terms of design the Station Wagon differentiates itself from the rest of the bunch not only due to its obvious wagon shape, but because it undergone a mild facelift as well. Notable changes include a couple of more vertical fog lamp housings and a slightly redesigned lower front splitter. Furthermore the Station Wagon is also three inches longer than the sedan and offers 1500 liters of cargo space when the rear bench is folded.
Overall, on the interior there's the same story as with the exterior and offers only a few slight changes on the center console, but what separates it from its siblings is that it will also offer the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system featuring a 7-inch high-resolution full-color touch-screen as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, wireless control and voice-activated Bluetooth hands-free calling capabilities.
The Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon 2013 is set to get launched in select European countries in July, with an autumn being planned for the UK. As far as pricing goes nothing has been revealed so far but with the launch of the car in the UK new information regarding the matter is bound to surface soon enough. Since there are not so many other alternatives on this market segment, except perhaps the Ford C Max or the Skoda Yeti, the Cruze SW might be quite successful if the price is right. Unfortunately the Station Wagon will most than likely not be available in the US.