General Motors Mexico announced that $350 million USD of its money will go towards the Ramos Arizpe manufacturing facility to build the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The $350 million USD belongs to the original investment announced last December for all Mexico operations.
Meanwhile, US-market 2016 Chevrolet Cruze production will happen in Lordstown, Ohio. So far, we know that it will be based on the new GM D2xx platform and will feature a new family of EcoTec engines. However, we’re not sure if the 2016 Cruze that the Mexico facility is slated to build will look like the Chinese-spec model or the US-spec model.
The Chevrolet Cruze has been one of the best selling nameplates in the brand’s range around the globe, since the current/outgoing model launched in 2008. In total, Chevrolet has sold 3.4 million of examples of the Cruze in 100 different markets where the nameplate has been offered.
The GM Ramos Arizpe manufacturing complex was opened in 1981 and today builds a quarter of total vehicle production in Mexico, while 87 percent of the vehicles are exported globally to countries from Canada to China.