The hatchback has long been a staple abroad, which us Americans have observed with envy. But slowly, surely, automakers have brought hatch models here to the States, and the Cruze Hatchback, which you may have seen in Chevy’s “real people” commercials, is the latest to make it to American shores. Which is funny, considering Chevy is an American brand.
I’ve always seen the Cruze as a forgettable mid-range driver I once saw on the road. Oh, yeah, I remember that car, maybe. It’s like a foggy memory. In actuality, it’s Chevy’s best-selling car around the world; 3.5 million units have been sold since it went on sale in 2008. Here in the U.S., it’s particularly popular among drivers under the age of 25.
Now that the hatchback model is here, Chevy is giving the Cruze a little bit more affection, and it shows in the final product, which offers a stylish, affordable, and wonderfully smooth ride.