Hecho en Mexico Cruze Sedans Found in American Dealerships

Contrary to a statement released two days ago by General Motors, it seems not all Cruze sedans sold in the United States are made in the United States.

According to TTAC alum Ed Niedermeyer, a number of 2017 Chevrolet Cruzes — even those for sale at a dealer in Lordstown, Ohio, where GM manufactures the Cruze in the United States — are Hecho en Mexico.

On Tuesday, in response to a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump criticizing General Motors importing Cruzes from Mexico, GM stated:

General Motors manufactures the Chevrolet Cruze sedan in Lordstown, Ohio. All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are built in GM’s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S.

However, after looking at VIN numbers for a number of Cruze sedans listed online at dealers throughout the United States, Niedermeyer saw many VINs beginning with the number “3.”

All Mexican-made vehicles have VIN numbers that begin with 3A through 37.

We went to visit our local Chevrolet store, which lists at least two units with VINs beginning with 3G, to verify if the VINs listed online were correct.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Monroney, Made in Mexico, Image: © Bozi Tatarevic/The Truth About Cars

This 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS Automatic is located in North Carolina, and its VIN and Monroney sticker clearly indicate it was assembled in Mexico.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Monroney, Made in Mexico, Image: © Bozi Tatarevic/The Truth About Cars

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Monroney, Made in Mexico, Image: © Bozi Tatarevic/The Truth About Cars

This story originally appeared on The Truth About Cars 

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