Production for the Chevy Cruze, GM’s second-best selling vehicle (behind the Silverado) was supposed be idled for one week this August, due to a slight lack of market demand. But considering that the Cruze’s sales have spiked, things have changed a bit.
The week of August 26th would be a slow one at the Lordstown, Ohio plant, where U.S.-Spec Cruze is born. Fortunately, this past July recorded record sales for the car, and were substantially higher than last year, at a whopping 70%. That makes for a total of 25,447 Chevy Cruzes sold in the past month.
At that rate, 305,000+ units would be sold within a one year period, and on a year-to-date scale, sales numbers are ahead 23.5% for the 2013 year. And it certainly would be interesting to see how many of those units make up the Cruze Turbo Diesel.