GM Bringing Mexican Made 2016 Chevrolet Cruze To Fill Excess Demand In U.S.6
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.
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This must have been going on for a while because we currently have some Cruze on our lot with a VIN that begins with a 3. We’re in Ontario, Canada.
My logic, is that sedans will be made in Lordstown, hatchbacks in Ramos Arizpe – otherwise there could be quality control and parts issues/complications – maybe not! I do not expect any hatchbacks to be built at Lordstown .
Those cars should be cheaper. Are labour rates not lower in Mexico? Or are they same as Americans?
I now kinda wish we not only bailed out GM but outright bought it. Then start making the cars domestically. Creating as many jobs as possible. Splitting profits between Gov’t and employees. Eliminating stockholders.
Chevy’s Cruze is selling very well with 16, 671 units in May and is the possible reason for General Motors’ decision to pull the plug on the Buick Verano; but the real sales king is Chevy’s Malibu which sold 24,202 units over the same period as that has to be just about every car coming out of the factory.
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