New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

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    New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

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    February 15, 2017

    The new Cruze diesel seems ready to go. GM has announced the EPA MPG figures, and pricing appears online. One possible kink in the system appears below...

    Workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex will be idled for three weeks in March.

    In early February, GM announced that it would have several down weeks at the plant this year to align production of the Chevrolet Cruze with market demand for the compact car.

    Production will be down during the weeks of March 13, 20 and 27.

    January Cruze sales actually were up 38.9 percent year-over-year, but analysts see no end in sight for the trend of consumers buying sport utility vehicles over compact and midsize cars.

    This week is the first week the plant is back on a full schedule of two shifts after losing its third shift in January.

    Lack of demand for small cars as consumers switch to the sport utility vehicles and trucks is also what led to the end of the third shift, which was added in 2010 when the Cruze came to Lordstown.

    The loss led to about 235 layoffs on the fabrication side of the plant and more than 600 on the assembly side.

    Glenn Johnson, president of the UAW Local 1112, could not be reached for comment.

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Glenn Johnson, president of the UAW Local 1112, could not be reached for comment.
    Rumor has it Mr. Johnson was out shopping for a new SUV.



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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Rumor has it Mr. Johnson was out shopping for a new SUV.



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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Odd.

    At least two ? articles previously, stated they were already shipping out.

    Actually had already been shipping out.

    Can't remember how far back they where..... think it was somewhere between two ? and four ? weeks ago.


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    Neither here nor there - and most definitely not a knock against the Cruze / Cruze Diesel...... but very first 2018 MYR product are now listed @ fuelly eco. coom.

    Two, as of this post.

    They are 2018 Equinoxes.

    1.5L i4 Turbo Regular gasoline / 6sp CAT.

    FWD: 28 ( 26 32 )

    AWD: 26 ( 24 30 )

    So... I guess pretty much as indicated earlier or a little better but the thing is ...... when you see it over there and start comparing to say various Mid Size Cars and around them....... well, really, why bother ?
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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    The Civic is selling well. Why isn't the Cruze?

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    19,949 in January, only about 3100 behind the sainted Civic (1600 behind Corolla). At least Cruze is off to a good start for the year...we'll see how it goes the rest of the year.

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Yikes; shut-down in December, and then again in January, drop a shift and then 3 weeks in March?

    Like I said earlier, GM has too much "car" production capacity, a plant has to either close or be converted to CUV's.
    (and can GM actually sell more CUV's)

    Also speaks to the point I've made for several years now, with 4 brands, GM needed 20% Market Share.

    Regarding Car/Truck(SUV/CUV) mix, I found this graph interesting:

    (it's not so much that car sales in-total have dropped, its more the mix, last month was the first real dip in units)

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by member12 View Post
    The Civic is selling well. Why isn't the Cruze?
    Because they tried to do the me too styling and then muck it up with a few overwrought design cues added to the fiasco of standard/optional features that so many here gripe about. Making people pony up to a top tier model just to get some things that could have served well as stand alone options.

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Making people pony up to a top tier model just to get some things that could have served well as stand alone options.
    Honduh and toyoto do THE SAME THING !

    But OH the evil GM!

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Because they tried to do the me too styling and then muck it up with a few overwrought design cues added to the fiasco of standard/optional features that so many here gripe about. Making people pony up to a top tier model just to get some things that could have served well as stand alone options.
    Quote Originally Posted by lemans View Post
    Honduh and toyoto do THE SAME THING !

    But OH the evil GM!
    There is certain things GM does with some of their packages that are borderline evil; let's say I want package 5B, it's $1,900 but has got cool stuff I want, so fine, but to get 5B, I have to get 2C, 3D and 4A, oh and if that isn't enough, you can only get option 5B on Premier Trim.................... So 5B may only be $1,900 but the only way I can get it is by spending $5,000 more!
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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by lemans View Post
    Honduh and toyoto do THE SAME THING !

    But OH the evil GM!
    Yeah, so you say. But at least with the foreign makes I can go to the dealer installed accessories if needs be and usually find what I want there whereas with GM it isn't even there or possible to do.

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    How did GM could stop building the 4.5L diesel for trucks
    and then suddenly plop it in a Cruze and get 52 mpg?
    Amazing.

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by orville View Post
    How did GM could stop building the 4.5L diesel for trucks
    and then suddenly plop it in a Cruze and get 52 mpg?
    Amazing.
    WTF

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    Re: New Cruze Diesel May Be Delayed Due To Factory Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by orville View Post
    How did GM could stop building the 4.5L diesel for trucks
    and then suddenly plop it in a Cruze and get 52 mpg?
    Amazing.
    520 lb-ft 4.5L V8 diesel AWD manual Cruze hatchback in brown? Take my money GM!

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