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GM cuts 1500 jobs in Ohio

General Motors has announced job cuts at its manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio, with as many of 1500 workers being laid off. The Lordstown factory is a main producer of the Chevrolet Cruze, which posted a sales decline of over 30 per cent between 2014 and 2017...

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2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed for the North American market, featuring a revised design, upgraded infotainment for base models, and new interior colours. Available in both hatchback and sedan bodies, the Cruze – sold here as the Astra sedan – continues to be available with both 114kW/239Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 102kW/240Nm 1...


2017 Holden Astra Sedan LTZ review
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2017 Holden Astra Sedan LTZ review

The flagship Holden Astra sedan could be the pick of the range, though it misses out on safety tech offered in the hatch.


2017 Holden Astra sedan pricing and specs: New Four-door cruises in to join hatch
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2017 Holden Astra sedan pricing and specs: New Four-door cruises in to join hatch

NOTE: This article was first published on June 1. The Astra sedan has now made its Australian debut, and you can read our launch review here. June 1: Local pricing and specifications for the new 2017 Holden Astra sedan have been released this week, ahead of the new model's arrival in Australia...


2017 Holden Astra sedan review
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2017 Holden Astra sedan review

While local production may have ended, Holden hasn't given up on the small sedan. The new Astra sedan is coming and Paul Maric heads to the States for a drive.


Chevrolet Cruze sedan production quality and sales could see third shift return to Ohio
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Chevrolet Cruze sedan production quality and sales could see third shift return to Ohio

Demand for the Chevrolet Cruze sedan has prompted executives to look at returning a third shift to its Lordstown Ohio production facility. The Chevrolet Cruze sedan, which will be launched in Australia as the Holden Astra sedan this year to replace the Australian-built Holden Cruze, is currently built in the USA with plans to move production to Mexico quashed recently...


Holden small car plans: New-gen Cruze sedan early 2017, Astra hatch from end of this year
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Holden small car plans: New-gen Cruze sedan early 2017, Astra hatch from end of this year

Holden has today announced that local production of the Holden Cruze will cease at the end of 2016. While it's the end of local manufacturing for Cruze, it won't be the end of the Cruze nameplate in Australia, or the small car segment for Holden...


2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance
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2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance

The 2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid Sedan has been spied testing in Detroit ahead of its expected announcement and release later this year. The regular Cruze Sedan, which will be sold locally alongside the new-generation Astra hatch, is expected to be sourced from Korea, while it remains unclear where the Cruze Hybrid Sedan could be sourced...


Chevrolet Cruze RS hot hatch "absolutely" has potential
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Chevrolet Cruze RS hot hatch "absolutely" has potential

A sporty hot-hatch version of the all-new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed at the 2016 Detroit auto show appears imminent. The new Cruze hatchback – which may or may not be sold in Australia – was shown in RS guise, but unlike Chevrolet’s arch-rival Ford, with its Focus RS, the bowtie version is more about looking sporty than offering enormous performance...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed

The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has been revealed today, a week before its in-the-flesh unveiling at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new hatch shares most of its components with the next-generation Cruze sedan, including its 2700mm wheelbase. The hatch does feature a unique roof and abbreviated rear-end design...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed at an event in the United States, but the Australian position on the new-generation sedan remains unclear. The new global small sedan will initially go on sale in the US early in 2016, and it differs from the Chevrolet Cruze for China that came before it, but it’s still very much designed for buyers who prefer small three-box models to hatchbacks...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze front-end teased
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze front-end teased

Ahead of its debut later this month, the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze for the North American market has been teased via this half-shot of its front-end. The latest-generation Cruze debuted in 2014 at the Shanghai auto show, before going on sale in China earlier this year. As hinted at by GM's top brass, the Cruze that will be made and sold in North America differs stylistically from Chinese market model (below)...


Holden Cruze recall or stop-sale ruled out following investigation
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Holden Cruze recall or stop-sale ruled out following investigation

The Australian-made Holden Cruze will not be recalled following a scare in the US concerning Chevrolet Cruze models with faulty airbag modules. The General Motors brand issued a stop-sale to its North American dealers in June, with 33,000 Cruze models held on showroom floors...


Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags
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Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags

The Australian-made Holden Cruze may be affected by faulty airbag module that has forced General Motors in North America to stop selling the Chevrolet Cruze. The problem that has forced General Motors to issue a stop-sale notice for the Chevrolet Cruze is a "suspect driver's airbag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part", according to spokesman Jim Cain...


Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed
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Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed

General Motors has released the first official image of the cabin of the new-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, though it will be years before any such design is seen in Australia.  The image seen here is taken from the Chinese-market Cruze, the exterior of which was premiered at the 2014 Beijing motor show in April...


2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise
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2015 Holden Cruze facelift revealed in Chevrolet guise

The Holden Cruze is set for a new look, with a revised version of the US market Chevrolet small car scheduled to debut at the 2014 New York auto show. While a far cry from the all-new Cruze that will be revealed in Chinese-market specification at the Beijing auto show next week, the facelifted 2015 Chevrolet Cruze - which is built and sold as a Holden in Australia in sedan and hatchback form - sees the integration of some exterior styling cues from the bow-tie brand's Impala large sedan and Malibu mid-sizer...


2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been photographed in China, revealing General Motors’ all-new global small car undisguised inside and out for the first time. The images, first published by motoring blog Auto Sohu, show the Chinese version of the Chevrolet Cruze, which will differ from the version sold in established markets around the world but is expected to share some cues with the global model from a design perspective...


GM expands faulty ignition switch recall to 2.6m vehicles
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GM expands faulty ignition switch recall to 2.6m vehicles

General Motors has expanded its faulty ignition switch recall by almost one million vehicles, taking the total number of affected cars to 2.6 million around the world. The expansion announcement follows GM’s original February recall that targeted 1.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and Saturn Ion and Sky vehicles built between 2003 and 2007...


Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty
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Australian Holden Cruze manufacturing under a cloud of uncertainty

Australian workers currently building the Holden Cruze small car may be out of a job prior to the company’s planned closure of its Elizabeth manufacturing facilities in 2017. CarAdvice has received spy shots of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze sedan that is reportedly set for a global launch in 2015 – indicating a new model could be available for Holden to import to Australia two years ahead of its deadline to stop local production...


2016 Holden Cruze interior revealed
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2016 Holden Cruze interior revealed

The interior of the next-generation Holden Cruze has been almost completely uncovered roughly three years out from the launch of the locally made small car. CarAdvice's spy photographers snapped the revealing images of a left-hand-drive Cruze prototype during a recent round of performance testing in Germany...