For many, the Chevrolet Cruze has been the go-to compact car. Yet for some, something was missing: the availability of a hatchback model. All that's going to change later this year when the Cruze five-door drops in dealerships. Set to be officially launched in Detroit next week, we're getting our first look today.

The hatchback Cruze wears the same styling as the sedan model that debuted last summer, and it looks nothing short of handsome (even a bit sporty). Like its four-door kinsman, it's lighter, leaner, and more spacious. Chevrolet has also advised us that in addition to standard MyLink on all trims, a sporty RS model will also be available.

Get your first taste of the upcoming hatch in the video below.

If you're ready to launch into your car buying process, our Layton, UT dealership has no shortage of models you're sure to love. Take a gander at our new Chevrolet lineup online, and then stop by for a test drive.

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