Cruze Will Continue to Cruise

While sedan sales continue to slump, GM says it remains committed to the Chevrolet Cruze.

The Cleveland Auto Show is this week, and with the Cruze produced in nearby Lordstown, plant officials were out to talk about the car’s future.

Sales of the compact Cruze have fallen significantly in the last three months, which comes on top of a slide since hitting a record high in 2014. But the car is still GM’s second best selling sedan.

GM Lordstown Plant Manager Rick Demuynck told WKBN News that “That just underlines the importance of the Cruze within the segment.” Demuynck said that while compact crossovers, SUVs, and pickups stronger sellers than cars, GM hasn’t been talking about replacing the Cruze.

“There is absolutely no intent to be backing out of the Cruze or anything else like that,” Demuynck said. “I know there’s a lot of rumors that are out there, but it’s just rumors,” he added.

UAW Local 1112 President Glenn Johnson also sounded happy with the future of the Cruze, telling WKBN that “we look forward to continuing to build the world-class Chevy Cruze for years to come.”

“The only discussion we’ve had is that as long as we’re building, as long as a Chevy Cruze is being made and sold in North America, it’s gonna be made in Lordstown, Ohio,” Johnson added.

[source: WKBN]

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