Chevrolet Cruze hatchback

This more practical hatchback version of the Chevrolet Cruze was launched in 2011, but only lasted on sale until early 2015 as a result of Chevrolet's decision to stop selling cars in the UK.

The Cruze hatchback offered a versatile interior, a big boot and generous amounts of of standard equipment and accessories for a prettly low price. The Cruze was an affordable alternative to many of the more obvious choices on the family-car market, such as the Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus and Hyundai i30. The 1.7-litre diesel engine was the top choice, combining general comfort with decent fuel economy and power to make decent long-distance cruiser.

Because you can't buy the Chevrolet Cruze new anymore, read on to see what we thought of it in 2012...