Reuss: Cruze Will Lead the Way for Chevy in Small-Displacement
"This decision will mean about 1,200 new jobs, and increase total employment at the Lordstown Complex to about 4,500. We expect that up to a third of the new jobs would be filled by Lordstown employees on layoff," he said.
Mark Reuss used this occasion to praise the Cruze, a model that is already on sale in Asia and Europe.
"The all-new Cruze will lead the way for Chevrolet in small-displacement, turbocharged Ecotec engines that are highly fuel efficient and fun to drive," he said in a statement. "Think “hybrid performance” – without a hybrid price tag. In fact, a high-efficiency variant of the Cruze is expected to deliver segment-leading fuel economy of up to 40 miles-per-gallon on the highway."
At this time, the Cruze is available with only two engines, a four cylinder 1.8l DOHC and a four-cylinder 1.4l turbocharged DOHC. The former produces 136 hp at 6,300 rpm and 167 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm, with the fuel consumption rating yet to be determined.
The smaller, turbocharged unit, develops 138 hp at 4,900 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,850 rpm. For both engines, GM provides a six speed manual transmission, with a 6-speed Hydra-Matic transmission also available.