Chevrolet has priced Cruze Hatchback at just £13 995 on-the-road. The car will arrive at the dealerships next month and  will offer premium specification at surprisingly affordable price.

"The hatchback version of the Cruze is a massively important new car for us, as it not only appeals on a retail level, but also massively increases Chevrolet's appeal to the fleet market – alongside the Orlando and the New Captiva, and with a new Aveo just round the corner, we have a truly holistic model range that will appeal to fleet managers, user-choosers and retail customers alike.", commented Chevrolet Managing Director, Mark Terry.

The car comes with a 5-year warranty and will be offered in three trim levels with a choice of two petrol or one diesel engine. All have Electronic Stability Control as standard, along with a host of safety features comparable to the five-star Euro NCAP rated Cruze saloon.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.6 litre with 124PS features Air conditioning, remote locking, electric-front windows, follow-me-home headlights, electrically-adjustable heated door mirrors and a quality radio/CD player with auxiliary input.

The LT model is priced at £14 895. It adds cruise control, electric windows all round, a multi-function trip computer, parking distance sensors,  16" alloy wheels, front fog lamps, steering wheel audio controls and a leather steering wheel and gearknob

Starting at £16 095, the LTZ trim offers Bluetooth, a USB port, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, an electro-chromatic rear view mirror, 17" alloys and aluminium-effect trim on the instrument panel

The bigger 1.8 liter petrol develops 141PS is mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The diesel variant is a 2.0 liter VCDi delivering 163PS comes with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

Chevrolet Cruze 5-door hatchback

Model Engine Transmission On-the-road price
LS 1.6 petrol Manual £13,995
LT 1.6 petrol Manual £14,895
LT 1.6 petrol Auto £15,895
LT 2.0 VCDi Manual £17,195
LTZ 1.8 petrol Manual £16,095
LTZ 1.8 petrol Auto £17,095
LTZ 2.0 VCDi Manual £17,795
LTZ 2.0 VCDi Auto £18,795
LTZ Exec Pack 2.0 VCDi Manual £19,295
LTZ Exec Pack 2.0 VCDi Auto £20,295

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Source: Chevrolet