For those of you thinking that Chevrolet’s new global design is a secret word for “Daewoo,” you might want to think again. As we told you yesterday, Chevrolet is planning a brand new car called the Cruze with a completely new design that focuses on Chevrolet’s new global design language.
According to WKBN Fox, the new Chevrolet Cruze will replace the Cobalt in 2010. Production of the new Chevrolet Cruze will take part at the Lordstown, Ohio plant in mid-2010. UAW President Dave Green got a call from GM last night saying that “the new Chevy Cruze is coming to Lordstown” as the next-generation Cobalt.
“We’ll be building the Chevy Cruze and the Cobalt for a short period of time together, but as the Cobalt gets phased out and ramped down, we’ll be ramping up for the Cruze.”, says Green.
The new Chevrolet Cruze will be available in European markets starting 2009 followed by the U.S. market in 2010.