The second generation Chevrolet Cruze will also be produced Mexico following a huge investment announced by GM. The model was made in China and it will continue on the ground that the mark has in United States .
G eneral Motors announced an investment of $ 350 million for Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, for the adequacy of facilities to produce to second generation Chevrolet Cruze locally.
This capital injection is one of the five billion dollar investment that had been announced for Mexico in the month of December.
This measure will strengthen the position of General Motors as the sixth largest domestic producer of cars in Mexico, while achieving nearly 7% of the world production of the brand.
The new Cruze longer manufactured in China, but so will in Mexico and the United States.
The plant in Ramos Arizpe General Motors was opened in May 1981 and its assembly lines currently leaves 25% of the total production of vehicles of the brand in Mexico, with about 173,000 units produced in 2014.
Almost 90% of plant production is for export, mainly to markets Latin America , but also the United States and Europe.
The Mexican plant will share the production of the second generation of the Chevrolet Cruze with factories General Motors United States and China and although not yet announced officially, so will the plant the brand has in Argentina.
will be the first time the Cruze manufactured in Mexico, a country that is increasingly attracting investment in the automotive industry, mainly due to its favorable trade links, especially with United States . Mexico is also attractive investment because of its low production costs .
The second generation of the Chevrolet Cruze was launched in August last year in China, a market where it is available with a 1.4-liter turbo engine with a block 1.5-liter normally aspirated.
In addition it offers a new automatic transmission DCG with seven speeds and double clutch which was developed jointly by GM and SAIC, a new manual six relationships developed in Europe, and the third generation of automated six-speed box S6.