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    GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    Link: http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/feb/2...ort-diesel-en/

    LORDSTOWN — General Motors’ corporate offices and the Lordstown Plant are denying a report in GM Inside News about an upcoming Lordstown-produced Cruze model with a diesel engine.

    The report, released Saturday, said GM management told workers at the Lordstown plant they would begin assembling the diesel-powered Cruze for the 2013 model year.

    GM spokesman Tom Read denied the report, however.

    He said no announcement has been made.

    “GM has some of the most capable engineers in the world, and very capable engineering in Europe. If and when the time comes, there is no doubt GM will be able to produce a diesel engine in America,” Read said.

    Jim Graham, president of United Auto Workers Local 1112, and Dave Green, president of United Auto Workers Local 1714, which represent workers at the Lordstown Assembly Plant, also denied the claims.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    A gallon of diesel fuel is selling for $4.09 ($3.62 for regular) at our local Mobil station.

    I wonder what it will be a week from now.

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    Link: http://www.cleveland.com/business/in...ers_at_di.html

    GM spokeswoman Lesley Hettinger said the company has no immediate plans to offer a diesel Cruze, but "It's definitely a possibility. . . . If market demand requires it in the United States, we could move quickly on it."

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    GM & UAW, behind the curve on the Information Highway as usual!
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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    You know, if I remember correctly, the article explained that the Cruze was coming to NORTH AMERICA. Could it be the Cruze Diesel will be Canada only, where diesels are more popular? I hope not, but that was what I was thinking when I first read the article...
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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    ^ If you read what GM has textually said, for you to be right we'd have to get a diesel Cruze imported from South Korea... not saying it's impossible, but I would think it easier to ship diesel engines to Lordstown for Canadian consumption instead.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

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    ^ If you read what GM has textually said, for you to be right we'd have to get a diesel Cruze imported from South Korea... not saying it's impossible, but I would think it easier to ship diesel engines to Lordstown for Canadian consumption instead.
    Yes, but your comment is based on logic.

    Anyway, he said GM has some of the most capable engineers in the world. I presume that means they could produce a diesel.
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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    Of course GM PR denied the report. It wasn't announced in a press release. I know Tom, he is PR for Powertrain- good guy, but he is just doing his job here.

    This information ended up coming from multiple sources, not just Lordstown.

    UAW management never knows anything either.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    I'd also add that back in December when we broke the story on Aveo being renamed Sonic...GM denied it for nearly a week before caving and officially announcing it. That is the PR game.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    It does get a bit more complicated than just PR. These types of things take lots of planning and if GM hasn't announced it yet, it's probably because they are not done with the planning stages in bringing over the Cruze diesel.

    It might seem trivial to us, but large corporations are always expected to deny information until the time comes to release it themselves. It also looks bad if a fan forum announced the news and not the company itself.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    Yep, if I had to bet on who's right, I'd definitely be betting on GMI, not GM.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    Hopefully it is just a PR response and they really offer one out of Lordstown. I'm shooting for maximum efficiency in my next car and a Cruze Eco or diesel would be about right for me.
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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    Don't be fooled by the campaign of disinformation.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    You notice that they didn't get a direct quote of Tom denying the report. He just said (according to the article, not a direct quote) that they have not made any announcement. No kidding.

    Classical PR denial.

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    The flip side:

    http://www.cleveland.com/business/in...ers_at_di.html

    GM spokeswoman Lesley Hettinger said the company has no immediate plans to offer a diesel Cruze, but "It's definitely a possibility. . . . If market demand requires it in the United States, we could move quickly on it."
    So again, can someone from GMI flat deny the claim in our article? I mean, direct-quote flat out denial.

    Didn't think so....

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    Re: GM, UAW & Lordstown Plant Deny Chevy Cruze Diesel Has Been Approved

    I can see why they would deny it, they don't want people who might buy an Eco now to hold out for a Diesel.

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