Lordstown, OH Plant to Manufacture Next Generation Chevy Cruze

The next-generation of the Chevrolet Cruze is set to be built at General Motors’ Lordstown, OH plant

Online PR News – 09-November-2012 – Devils Lake, ND – General Motors Co. has recently announced that the next-generation of their best-selling Chevrolet Cruze will be manufactured at their Lordstown Assembly Plant near Youngstown, OH. Production timing has not yet been announced, but work has begun to clear space in the body shop at Lordstown.
Since its release in fall 2010, 500,000 Cruze compacts have been manufactured at the Lordstown plant. GM is planning on producing the current Cruze in Lordstown through the 2014 model year. General Motors has decided to spend $200 million at the Lordstown plant as well as $20 million at a Parma, OH metal center. This money will go towards tooling and equipment for the new Cruze which will provide more than 5,000 jobs at the two plants.
The Cruze was GM’s best-selling car in 2011 as well as the second-best selling compact car in the U.S. last year. “The Cruze has been a success for Chevrolet and it has big potential going forward, especially as the U.S auto industry strives to meet stricter fuel-economy standards,” explained a senior analysts at Edmunds.com, Michelle Krebs. “In addition, the Cruze is a global car that has a number of intriguing options, like attractive station wagon, coupe and hatchback versions currently not sold in the U.S.”
GM has also released that they plan on building a diesel version of the Cruze at the Lordstown plant beginning in early 2013. This is part of a $5.5 million investment. Analysts have released that they expect the diesel Cruze to get about 50 miles per gallon. The timing of the launch of the Cruze diesel has not yet been released. Although, it has been leaked that the all-new 2015 Chevy Cruze will launch in the fall of 2014.
Lake Chevrolet is excited to see what GM has planned for the all-new Cruze. For more information on the Cruze, or if you wish to drive around the best-selling Cruze for yourself, stop by the Devils Lake, ND dealership today. Lake Chevrolet sales associates will be happy to answer any questions you may have. A list of current inventory as well as vehicle specials can be found online at www.LakeChevy.com/.
About Lake Chevrolet: Lake Chevy Motor Company is a local Chevrolet dealership located in Devils Lake, ND. They are proud to carry an extensive inventory of new and previously-owned Chevrolet vehicles. All sales associates work hard so each customer drives away with the perfect vehicle to fit their lifestyle. All departments, including the showroom, service and parts, and body shop ensure top customer satisfaction.