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by Tim Beissmann

Holden has revealed the pricing details of the 2012 Holden Cruze range, with the upgraded sedan and all-new Australian-designed hatch on sale from mid-November.

The Holden Cruze hatch will be priced identically to the sedan, and will be available in all model lines and with all engine options.

The price of the CD and CDX models has increased $250 compared with the MY2011 vehicles, while the SRi and SRi-V both increase $500.

Among the new additions to the 2012 Holden Cruze range is standard Bluetooth phone connectivity – previously a $600 dealer-fitted optional accessory.

The Bluetooth system facilitates hands-free phone connectivity but does not include audio streaming for wireless music playback.

Two new colours have joined the range: Perfect Blue, a solid colour inspired by Peter Brock’s Formula Blue, and Chlorophyll, a metallic teal colour. They will be available across the range, replacing Voodoo and Poison Ivy.

The addition of the hatch body style will no doubt strengthen the Cruze’s position as one of the most popular new vehicles available in Australia.

The Cruze is currently the third-best-selling passenger car for 2011. A total of 22,686 Cruze sedans have been sold in Australia so far this year, trailing only the Mazda3 (28,736) and the Holden Commodore (28,265).

2012 Holden Cruze sedan and hatch manufacturer’s list prices (excluding government and dealer charges):

  • CD 1.8 petrol – $21,240
  • CD 1.4 iTi petrol – $22,490
  • CD 2.0 diesel – $25,240
  • CDX 1.8 petrol – $24,740
  • CDX 2.0 diesel – $28,740
  • SRi 1.4 iTi petrol – $24,990
  • SRi-V 1.4 iTi petrol – $28,490

Note: Manual prices shown. Automatic option adds $2000 to the price of each variant.

Read CarAdvice’s reviews of the Holden Cruze.