The Chevy Cruze has been around for three years now and is proving to be one of the best cars created by General Motors due to how quickly it has become one of the top selling cars on the market today in the United States. General Motors is getting ready to roll out the second generation Cruze and the plant where its being built, in Lordstown, Ohio will be getting a $220 million investment to get it up and ready to build the new Chevy Cruze. There will also be upgrades done to the nearby Parma stamping plant, so some of that investment will go there.
The investment will go mainly for tooling and equipment and will also assure that 5,000 jobs are retained at the Lordstown and Parma plants. This is obviously exciting news for Ohio as General Motors gears up to recreate the 2015 Chevy Cruze to have it ready to launch in 2014. Cruze fans can look forward to some updated styling and an improved fuel economy. Rumor has it that this new model will be built on a platforms that are shared with other General Motors compact cars and crossovers, one ot them will also be used for the Chevy Volt and Equinox.
In a joint statement, UAW Local 1112 Shop Chairman Ben Strickland and UAW Local 1714 Shop Chairman Will Adams credited the Lordstown Team. “The men and women of Lordstown are working hard to keep the Cruze a top-quality small car choice. The next-generation of the Cruze is well earned and we are thrilled to be assigned work that will keep good-paying next generation UAW jobs in the state of Ohio for years to come.”
General Motors Manufacturing Manager Arvin Jones said, “Thanks to northeast Ohio’s supportive business climate, we’re able to build on a great foundation and steer the Chevrolet Cruze into the next generation. A special thanks goes to Governor John Kasich and his team at Jobs Ohio for their strong leadership and advocacy for GM and our employees.”
Source MSN Money