General Motors will be expanding Chevrolet's lineup by adding a five-door Cruze. GM has provided a few pictures on the web. This model will definitely be one of the major attraction at the Paris Motor Show in just a few weeks, the liftback ought to compete nicely with the 2012 Ford Focus five-door, but don't expect GM to offer the more functional Cruze in the United States. "Americans don't like hatchbacks," remember?
GM calls the Cruze hatchback model a "show car," but in this case, it's somewhere between the stages of concept and prototype. Don't expect the body to change, but we can easily see the front LED light bar and larger wheels being scrapped for the sake of cost-cutting.
Chevrolet will begin selling the Cruze hatchback across Europe in mid-2011 and pricing will be announced closer to the model's on-sale date. Follow the jump for the full details in GM's press release.