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by Jez Spinks

The imported Holden Cruze Sportwagon will start $4300 higher than the locally built hatch and sedan variants of the small car.

Holden has announced pricing and specifications for the new wagon version of the Cruze at a media launch ahead of its showroom on-sale in January.

As confirmed by Holden at the 2012 Sydney motor show in October, the Holden Cruze Sportwagon is offered with a six-speed automatic gearbox only, mated to either a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol or 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel.

The 1.4-litre turbo petrol that is the pick of the Cruze hatch/sedan engine line-up is not offered.

The lack of a manual transmission offering makes the Sportwagon’s $25,790 starting price higher initially, though the wagon’s actual premium over the comparable Cruze sedan or hatch is $2000.

The Holden Cruze Sportwagon CD and CDX trim levels are matched to those of the other variants.

The Cruze Sportwagon CD features include 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth with voice recognition, rear parking sensors and auto headlights. Choosing the diesel instead of the petrol engine costs another $4000, from $29,790.

The Cruze Sportwagon CDX is available only with the 1.8 petrol. Additional standard gear includes leather seat trim, heated front seats, climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, and fog lights.


  • Monk

    Should do well.  I wouldn’t buy it but I am sure many will. 

    • Nick

      Yeah, not a lot of wagons that it’ll have to compete with at that price point.

  • Amlohac

    Pricing will be about the only selling point of this car. Should sell a few, not many wagons out there in that price bracket.

  • Mick

    Wonder how the build quality will compare between this import and the locally produced sedan and hatchback?

    • Shak

      On personal examination, i haven’t seen much difference between the locally assembled cars and the imported ones.

    • matt

      i think its been well documented that quality went down when production  started here.

  • Golfmother

    What no flat pack assembly in OZ , this car is looking very out of date , when is the new model due .

    • Jakeeus

      Couldn’t agree more, the car has aged really badly. Especially when you consider it’s only been on sale since mid 2009 and has already had a localized facelift. I guess seeing so many of them everyday makes it worse as well…

    • 42 = The Answer

      2015 maybe 2016. They’ll have a refresh in the meantime but that’s when the “All-New” model is meant to come in.

    • Bent6brigade

      And what’s vw contribution to AU. Apsolutley sweet fa

  • Unidexter Hopping

    The 1.8 petrol is inferior to the 1.4 turbo and the diesel gives you a $5k ownership risk on the DPF (no warranty on it and it costs $5k to replace it)

    Overall global GM products suck in my book, I’d much rather have an Opel. Another dissapointing effort from Holden… I wish US management did not make product choices, they are going to kill Holden.

    • Doctor

      Huh, Opels are GM global products – sold as Vauxhall in UK and Buick in North America. As for quality, I’ll leave it to others with experience to comment.

      • Golfmother

        Check CAR magazine for comments on chevy crude , opel rates pretty well but the chevy/daewoo crude gets the thumbs down .

        • Captain Nemo®™

           LOL why i,am not surprised that you read that cr@ppy rag of a magazine Bungle.    It’s only suitable use is as bog roll in an outdoor dunny.

          • Golfmother

            What, because they can GM products , truth hurts baby , the worlds moved on from Daewoo engineered cars .

          • Motherfcuker

            whats it like living back in the 90s?

          • Golfmother

            Well motherflicker you should know if you own a holden .

      • Latin Fish Names

        By GM Global I refer to are the Spark, Barina, Cruize, Captiva

  • Vins

    The hatch and the wagon look good from the rear. It would look great if the whole car is designed in Oz

    • Antmindel

      The hatch is the ugly duckling of the range,and I think buyers agree,as you hardly ever see one out there,but there are MANY Cruze sedans out there…

  • horsie

    Good effort, hope we can one day build it in Oz with the diesel.

  • GTR

    I would much rather have a GTR


  • twincharger

    Cruze wagon is a good size,hope Holden build locally at some stage.

  • CM

    Front is angular as we have come to see in the Cruze, the back seems to be quite rounded off (not seen the entire back). In profile it just looks like two people started drawing the car from the extremities, we’re given different briefs and met somewhere in the middle…

    • Sydlocal

       Thanks. Good to know that I am not the only one who thought that! The area behind the C pillar just doesn’t seem to gel with everything forward of that. That angles make it look like it was just tacked on as an after-thought and they didn’t think of lining it up properly.

  • Hung Low

    A few years too late and eclipsed by the I30 tourer, and the Octavia wagon starts at $26990 on road as well.

  • Norm

    It’s funny times when little wagons create such a fuss. I wonder what Toyota think about discontinuing the Corolla wagon now?

    New i30 wagon was one of the better things at the show and it would probably get my dollars before this.

    If you drive a manual then an Octavia Wagon is premium by comparison.

  • Crl

    That’s not a Sport-wagon!

    Renault Megane GT220 and Ford Focus ST are Sport-Wagons, this is a wannabe!

  • Bc

    Would rather a Golf wagon or Skoda then this.

  • Elwood

    The 1.8 can’t pull the skin off a rice pudding so why only down spec CD on the diesel version? Plenty of people want a diesel wagon with leather/fully adjustable seating etc. Ask VW.