Sometime tomorrow, we’re told that General Motors will be announcing a retooling investment for its Lordstown, Ohio facility to build an all-new Chevrolet Cruze come the 2014 model year, GM Authority has learned. It is also expected that the investment will be under the $350 million mark that the company announced for the Lordstown plant back in 2008, when it announced plans to build the current Cruze there.
Hopefully America will see more than one body style of the Cruze for the next generation. It sure could use a coupe, hatch or wagon here in the ‘States to help boost sales, which have slipped in the past few months. At the same time, competitors like the Hyundai Elantra have gone on to release multiple body styles, while the new Dodge Dart and recovering Japanese models look to snatch market share away from Chevy’s best-selling car last year.