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GM cuts 1,500 jobs in Ohio, will the Chevy Cruze survive?

| Auto News | 16.04.2018

Earlier this month Chevy unveiled the updated 2019 Chevy Cruze, which comes as Cruze sales continue to decline. Now General Motors announced that it’s cutting half the jobs at its Lordstown, Ohio plant, which produces the Cruze. Does this mean that the Cruze could become another victim of the popular crossover?

2019 Chevy Cruze

Chevy Cruze sales are already off by 28 percent this year, while 2017 Cruze sales declined 32 percent from four years ago when Chevy sold almost 300k Cruzes. With Cruze sales continuing to decline, there’s a chance that the Cruze could disappear. It’s already being reported that the Impala and Sonic are on their way out, due to declining sales. The news isn’t too surprising, since car sales are down 13.2 percent this year, while trucks and SUV sales are up by 7 percent.

Car sales are expected to continue to decline as buyers flock to crossovers. What this all means for the Cruze, isn’t known yet, but if sales continue to drop will GM really use its resources to make a new Cruze in a few years?

Source: CNBC

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