General Motors has said that it will invest US$350m at its Ramos Arizpe manufacturing facility to make the next generation Chevrolet Cruze model.

The move will consolidate Mexico’s position as GM’s sixth largest national producer of cars with 7% of GM’s global production.

GM’s Ramos Arizpe facility was opened in May 1981 and now represents 25% of the total production of GM vehicles in Mexico, with around 173,400 units manufactured in 2014. Almost 90% of the plant’s output is exported, much of it to markets in Latin America.

The next generation Cruze will also be manufactured at GM’s Lordstown Complex in Ohio and in China.

It’s the first time that the Cruze model has been made in Mexico, a country that is attracting increasing investment due to its favourable trading links – especially to the US – and low costs. The Cruze is currently imported from South Korea for sale in Mexico.  

The next generation Cruze was launched in August of last year in China. In China, the car is available with the choice of a 1.4-litre turbocharged and 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engines. The Cruze is also offered with a new DCG seven-speed dual-clutch transmission co-developed by GM and SAIC, a new six-speed manual transmission developed in Europe, and the third-generation S6 six-speed automated manual transmission.   

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.