Chevy unveils new Cruze hatchback at Detroit auto show

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DETROIT, Mich. (WKBN) – Chevrolet showed its new Cruze hatchback at the North American International Auto Show Monday morning.

It offers one of the largest cargo areas in its class at 47 cubic feet. Chevy also says it incorporates segment leading crash-avoidance technology rarely seen in small cars.

GM’s product chief Mark Reuss and CEO Mary Barra rode into the Detroit auto show Monday morning in the new Bolt EV crossover.

Offering a 200-mile electric range at a price of $30,000 after federal rebate, Bolt is built on GM’s dedicated EV architecture.

It is plenty powerful at 200 hp and 266 pound-feet of torque, giving it a zippy 0-60 time under 7 seconds.

The production version of Bolt comes just one year after the concept was shown last year in Detroit.

In other news, Chrysler unveiled its new minivan this morning at the first official news conference of the 2016 Detroit auto show. It comes in two versions: Traditional gasoline, and an 80 miles-per-gallon hybrid version.

Borrowing the Pacifica name from another crossover a few years ago, Chrysler says the 2017 Pacifica offers 37 industry firsts in the segment.

Pacifica is 250 pounds lighter than before. The gasoline version is powered by a 3.6 liter V-6 with a 9-speed transmission, achieving 28mpg.

Features include totally hands free sliding doors and lift gate and an integrated vacuum system.

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