German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung announced last week that General Motors may shift some Chevrolet Cruze production from South Korea to Europe – in Poland.
However, a GM spokesperson told automotive news Europe that for the moment the automaker will continue to build its Cruze vehicles in South Korea.
“There has been no decision made about where the next-generation Cruze will be built, ” a spokesman for Chevrolet Europe said.
But, the U.S. based automaker said many times that it plans to move production of the next-generation Cruze out of South Korea.
General Motors introduced the compact model in 2008, and at this moment the vehicle is made in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, South Korea, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Shenyang, China, Halol, India, Hanoi, Vietnam ( since April 2010), Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan and São Caetano do Sul, Brazil from 2011.
In February 2012 the automaker unveiled the Cruze station wagon model at the Geneva Motor Show and starting this month GM sells a diesel variant. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine produces 151 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque and is available from $25,695 including shipping.
Last year GM sold 237,758 Cruze models in U.S. and 29,161 units in Australia.