Station wagons have always been popular here in Australia although sales of wagons have taken a hit from SUVs and people-movers in recent years. However there is definitely still a place for the wagon in the Australian market and Holden certainly know that.
While their wagon sales have all been at the bigger end of the market they’re now getting ready to offer a wagon that’s a little smaller in the next 12 months.
A wagon version of the Holden Cruze will make its appearance at the Geneva motor show next month badged as a Chevrolet. Of course the Cruze was designed by Daewoo … GM’s Korean car maker and that’s where the Cruze wagons destined for Australia will be built.
Every wagon needs luggage space and the Holden Cruze wagon has plenty of that for a small wagon. A slightly longer body … 77mm longer than the Cruze sedan and 165mm longer than the hatch … means that the Cruze wagon has 500 litres of luggage space up to the window line … with the rear seats in the upright position.
When the rear seats are lowered there’s 1500 litres of space if you want to load the wagon to the roof line.