U.S. Launch of Cruze Delayed
GM's new compact has hit a setback.
October 28, 2009
By: Nick Saporito
Possibly one of the most anticipated new car launches for General Motors in the 2010 calendar year is that of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The small car will replace the aging Cobalt in the Chevrolet lineup in North America, even though the new Cruze has launched in just about every other world market either as a Chevrolet, Holden or Daewoo product. Unfortunately GMInsideNews was told earlier this afternoon that the Cruze has ran into a delay.
Initially the Cruze was supposed to make its North American launch in April 2010, with production taking place at the Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant. GMI sources have informed us however that as of today the launch has been pushed back to August due to a "supplier issue." GMI has not obtained any further details of the cause of the delay.
Expect GM to reveal the North American Chevrolet Cruze in December as the LA auto show.
EDIT: Local media in the Ohio Valley region is reporting this as well: http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/oct/2...tch/?newswatch