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GM invests $50M at Lordstown plant for next-Gen Cruze

New trim shop and press room upgrades will support build of new model.

May 5, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

2012 Chevrolet Cruze on the production line at Lordstown Assembly in Lordstown, Ohio. PHOTO: General Motors

2012 Chevrolet Cruze on the production line at Lordstown Assembly in Lordstown, Ohio. PHOTO: General Motors

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — General Motors (GM) is investing $50 million for a flexible Trim Shop and upgrades to the press room at the Lordstown Complex for the next-generation of its Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.

Some construction work has begun at the complex. Chevrolet will announce timing of the next generation Cruze later.

The Cruze was launched at Lordstown in September 2010, and has since become GM’s best-selling car and was the seventh best-selling car in the US through March this year.

In 2013, Lordstown launched the all-new Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, which offers the best highway mileage of any gas only or diesel engine in America and was recently named by diesel enthusiasts as the Diesel Car of the Year for 2013.

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Since 2009, GM has invested approximately $250 million at Lordstown. The complex has built more than 15 million vehicles since opening in April 1966.


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