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Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze sees December sales drop, but yearly sales jump
Despite a 14.5 percent decrease in December sales, 2013 saw 10,466 more Cruze's sold than in 2012
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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GM continues investing in the Lordstown plant, built in 1966 for production of the full-size Chevy Impala-Bel Air-Caprice line.
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The Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze had a good year in 2013, with sales up by more than 10,000 vehicles over 2012. That comes despite a 14.5-percent drop in December sales. Auto analyst Michelle Krebs with Edmunds.com says the month is traditionally a slow one for small cars.
Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze sees December sales drop, but yearly sales jump

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"December's a big month for SUVs, pickups trucks and luxury cars. There are tax reasons to get in at the end of the year for luxury cars and trucks. And I think some of these bad weather conditions that have been happening all over the country have pushed people to SUVs and crossovers. Small cars make a comeback in the spring; that's their season."

The Chevy Cruze added more than 3,000 jobs to the once nearly idled plant near Youngstown. GM invested $5.5 million to add production of a turbo-diesel version of the compact car last year, and has already pledged to bring the next-generation Cruze to the plant. UAW officials say Lordstown was running at capacity all year, with a scheduled week off scrapped to meet demand.
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