GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

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    GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea
    Reuters
    November 6, 2012
    by Hyunjoo Jin

    General Motors said it would not build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in South Korea, raising the possibility that it might shift the assembly to Europe to help boost efficiency at its money-losing unit there.

    GM Korea head Sergio Rocha recently disclosed the decision to the company's South Korean union, said union spokesman Choi Jong-hak. Rocha said the new model would be built in five regions, including Europe, the United States and China, according to Choi.

    Besides South Korea, GM builds the Cruze in the United States, China and Brazil, as well as in smaller numbers in several other countries, including Russia, for local markets.

    The decision is part of the No. 1 U.S. automaker's efforts to manage its global manufacturing footprint, GM Korea spokesman Park Hae-ho said.

    The current Cruze model accounts for 50 percent to 60 percent of about 260,000 vehicles produced at GM Korea's plant in the southwestern city of Gunsan, Park said. The factory also builds the Chevy Orlando SUV and Lacetti small car.

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    I'm not surprised - GM Korea has so much stuff coming out, and so many markets are being served out of it with Spark, Aveo, Captiva, now Trax and Encore. Australia could even build them and service Korea's relatively small market, China could service Asia, and the US of course is making enough for North America. East European countries could certainly adequately service that whole region - more than adequately.

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    I guess the new Cruze won't have any seoul...

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    It would be better to see GM build the next generation Cruze in S. Korea than China.

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilde View Post
    I guess the new Cruze won't have any seoul...
    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Great news for anyone who wishes to buy a GM product with real build quality.
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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Maybe Australia could pick up some of the slack and provide our Cruze models to S.Korea.

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by holdenboy View Post
    Maybe Australia could pick up some of the slack and provide our Cruze models to S.Korea.
    I'd love to see that happen, but I can't see the Aussie production being cheap enough to export into Korea.

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by AfterBurner_1 View Post
    Great news for anyone who wishes to buy a GM product with real build quality.
    I don't have any issues with the Build quality of my Captiva

    Hmmm
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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Hopefully North America gets export builds

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    Hopefully North America gets export builds
    They will have to learn how to build cars that drive on the correct side of the road first
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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilde View Post
    I guess the new Cruze won't have any seoul...
    No. Nor will they get incredible mileage, or have extra horsepower. Pity.

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    Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!
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    I don't have any issues with the Build quality of my Captiva

    Hmmm
    Nor with the KIAs we've bought.

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    They already know how! Some folks insist on being oppositionl, for some reason.

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    They call it "right" hand drive for a reason mate
    She’s got four a colour, four a clear
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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    They will have to learn how to build cars that drive on the correct side of the road first
    Chrysler doesn't seem to have any problem building RHD in NA for export, it's just GM who seems to have difficulty with that.
    Plus, Chrysler can send the 300 here for under 50k, yet GM were going to charge double for what they charge for a Camaro in NA, and still couldn't manage to do it.
    No wonder GM's market share is going down the cr@pper in many countries.

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    Re: GM will not build next-generation Chevy Cruze in South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Car View Post
    Chrysler doesn't seem to have any problem building RHD in NA for export, it's just GM who seems to have difficulty with that.
    Plus, Chrysler can send the 300 here for under 50k, yet GM were going to charge double for what they charge for a Camaro in NA, and still couldn't manage to do it.
    No wonder GM's market share is going down the cr@pper in many countries.
    I think all the Chryslers come from outside the US don't they?

    European spec cars slightly modified for Aus i think

    Anyway i'm really staring to like the GC SRT8 if my numbers came up last night i might have bought one it looks really nice and sounds great
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