Looking at this year’s sales numbers, it’s safe to say that the Chevrolet Cruze has been well received in the United States. And with 3 shifts running at its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, the car has been able to meet market demand with no problem, perhaps to a fault. And according to an Ohio newspaper, General Motors will be idling its Lordstown assembly plant the week of November 28 to taper down its 70-day supply. That number is not far from the 60-day standard that is advised.
We’re all for GM making sure its vehicle supply is in order, but instead of sporadically idling its plants, why not just slightly reduce the production pace of certain vehicles?