An indication from the shape of things to come from Holden, Cruze may be the result of a show car created as a joint venture with GM associate Suzuki, tailored for satisfy that rapidly-emerging market of young drivers who insist upon playing towards the cliched picture of surfing, beach parties and using the rip from tourists.
The styling certainly looks the part; it exudes energy and youth appeal. A modest 1.5 litre engine may be the only choice -although you have the option of automatic transmission in lieu from the standard five speed automatic – and permanent four wheel drive is standard.
Holden been employed by tough to make sure the right balance of on-road handling and off-road capability. The rooftop rack looks as if it was made to carry a set of surf boards, and there’s room about the back for any mtb rack, too.