Until very recently, American car giant General Motors planned to launch the much discussed next gen Chevrolet Cruze in late 2014. However, now it has emerged that the launch of the all new Cruze has been delayed by a year and will now take place in December 2015.
This revelation is being claimed to come from “people familiar with the U.S. automaker’s plans”. The reasons behind GM’s change of plan decision include last minute engineering changes. Also, it is being said that GM might be wishing to extract some more sales from the current car, before deciding to come up with an all new model.
It may be noted that the Chevrolet Cruze has to be among the most successful models to come from the American car maker in recent times. In India, the Cruze successfully took the mantle from the Optra and dominated the entry level D segment for a considerable amount of time. In US of A, the car has been posting good numbers on the sales charts and GM’s decision to launch the first diesel-powered Cruze in its home market has paid of pretty well. Chevrolet also sells a five-door hatchback and an estate version of the Cruze outside of North America.via
A components supplier, on request of anonymity, told that GM is leaving no stones unturned to make sure that the new Cruze “does break through the clutter” better than the Malibu, which didn’t exactly set sales charts on fire and Chevrolet was made to soon come up with a facelift.
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