The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced that the second generation of the Chevrolet Cruze will be produced in Europe too.
According to the car manufacturer, the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze won’t be assembled in South Korea anymore but that doesn’t mean that General Motors will give up on its Asian auto market because the model will still be produced in China. Besides the Asian market, the second generation of the Chevrolet Cruze will also be produced in other four locations, including the United States and Europe. On the Old Continent, the Chevy Cruze production might be taken over by an Opel factory, since Chevrolet doesn’t have its own dedicated plant here.
The idea of moving the production from Asia to Europe isn’t new and the GM CEO, Dan Akerson, has announced this ever since December 2011. Things are going so well for GM on the Old Continent after the company has announced that the Bochum, Germany, plant will be closed by 2016. The Chevy Cruze produced now in South Korea is representing between 50 and 60 percent of all 260,000 units made annually at the company’s plant in Gunsan. The same facility is also assembling the Orlando and the Lacetti.
Source: Automotive News