GM delays by about three months the US launch of the Chevrolet Cruze

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

The US launch of the new Chevrolet Cruze small car was moved to a date three months later, according to a General Motors' spokesman. It was originally slated to be launched in April but it now appears that the earliest that it could be set is in July.

The Wall Street Journal had a chat with GM spokesman Klaus-Peter Martin who said that the move was "to ensure a flawless launch" as well as to make sure that the potential customers would be presented with an array of available options, including a variety of fuel-efficient engines.

The Cruze is designed and built for markets outside North America by GM-Daewoo.

It is already on sale in Europe (as a Chevrolet) and Australia (as a Holden). Martin said GM had been moving ahead of the normal launch schedule so that it would be able to start building the Cruze this April. He said the automaker had "decided not to compress the program timing."

Another tidbit that was divulged to the WSJ was that GM plans to build the US Cruze in Lordstown, Ohio.

It's notable that the three-month delay would prevent the Cruze from participating in the beginning of 2010's summer selling season. 

Many eyes are on the Cruze since it launches in a segment where GM has often been seen as uncompetitive. The Cruze replaces the Cobalt in North America.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Alpine is said to be developing an SUV which is believed to be the Porsche Macan’s closest rival. According to AutoExpress, the newly revived performance brand has been looking to...
by - July 20, 2017
Two years ago, there was a patent filed by Honda Motors under the name “baby NSX”. It then had a angular sports car design that is clearly mid-engine, and had...
by - July 20, 2017
The long awaited 2018 Buick Regal GS has finally been revealed by the company, following several leaked photos and information in the past few months. The thing is, if you’ve...
by - July 20, 2017
Earlier this month, we learned that France has made moves to ban diesel and gasoline fueled cars by stopping them from entering the city. More than that, they plan to...
by - July 19, 2017
The new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is on the way, but still, all we had been seeing are camouflaged prototypes of the eight generation of this iconic nameplate. Fortunately though,...
by - July 19, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries