The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is off to a hot start on the market. So hot, in fact, that General Motors announced a major production change to ensure demand is filled in the United States and Canada.
According to local news affiliate WYTV, GM will begin utilizing existing production capacity at the Ramos Arizpe, Mexico facility to build the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze along with the Lordstown, Ohio plant.
GM made the announcement stating after three shifts of production at Lordstown, demand still outpaces production.
In an effort to meet customer demand for the Chevrolet Cruze, GM will be utilizing existing production capacity in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to supplement production at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio.
Cruze vehicles are continuing to arrive in dealers across the U.S. and Canada, and we expect that dealer inventories will increase this month. In May, Cruze retail share was up 2 percentage points and its average transaction price was up substantially from last fall.
Employees at Lordstown were made aware of the news at the beginning of their shifts this past Friday.