Next-gen Chevrolet Cruze to be built in Mexico too image

The upcoming version of the Chevrolet Cruze will be produced in Mexico too, as the company has recently announced.

The new generation of the Chevrolet Cruze will be produced in Mexico, as part of the 5 billion USD investment in the Mexican plants announced back in 2014. The model in question will be put together at the Coahuila facility but it will also continue to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, as well. Assembling in south of the border makes a lot of sense considering the fact that the country has low labor costs and free trade agreements. Production of the Cruze in Mexico will be mainly for local market and it should also be assembled in China. The current version of the vehicle is being imported to Mexico from South Korea.

General Motors has managed to sell 7,870 units of the Cruze in Mexico back in 2014, 15 percent less compared to the year before. The current generation of the model will continue to be produced in South Korea for domestic and export markets and the facility will also put together the next-gen model from 2017. The next generation of the vehicle will maintain its front engine and front-wheel drive layout and chances are it will be getting the same engine lineup under its hood, which will be updated, along with some new units, so expect the 1.4L, 1.6L, 1.8L and the 2.0L diesels, connected to a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

Source: Reuters