Filed with the European Patent Office, the renderings reveal the production model will remain pretty faithful to the concept that debuted at the Paris Motor Show.

We've seen the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback in spy photos, but these renderings are our first semi-official glimpse at the production model.

Filed with the European Patent Office, the pictures reveal the car will remain pretty faithful to the concept that debuted at the Paris Motor Show. The only noticeable changes include a revised front fascia and a tweaked rear bumper.

Under the hood, engine options will carryover from the sedan. This means we can expect a 113 PS (83 kW / 111 hp) 1.6-liter petrol, a 141 PS (104 kW / 139 hp) 1.8-liter petrol, and a 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp) 2.0-liter diesel.

The car will likely be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, before going on sale in mid-2011.

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