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 |  Jun 24 2011, 12:07 PM

Nothing has been officially released but General Motors is not denying that the American automaker may introduce a two-door version of the Chevrolet Cruze. One source has suggested that the compact coupe maybe built in the Detroit suburb of Orion Township. The plant is getting ready to build the Chevrolet Sonic, a smaller car in the third quarter.

General Motors currently produces the four-door Cruze exclusively at the assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio but the car’s success has the plant operating at full capacity, even with overtime. The Cruse was America’s best-selling compact nameplate in May.

The Orion plant would fit well to manufacture the coupe as it is equipped to build multiple models and its innovative labour contract makes it more appealing to build a lower-volume niche model.

The Cruze model has been built in Europe as a race car giving the car a sportier image in North America. Whether or not the image campaign ultimately pays off is anyone’s guess but adding a sporty coupe to the lineup probably wouldn’t hurt.

[Source: The Detroit Bureau]

  • Gus Andre Bourgette

    Its about time that america produce coupes,im a fanatic for 51 years of Gms and this baby its what im looking for.

  • sean castillo

    how soon in North America is the Cruze Coupe going to be unveiled and is it going to have the SS modles etc

  • MatthewJHull

    As someone who would consider buying this as a second car, with a larger mini van or SUV as our primary family vehicle. This offers a more sporty style, along with practicality. As a Father of three that seldom transports the kids, this is exactly the type of car that appeals to me. It still has a back seat in case I want to have them come along. They can do so comfortably,unlike in a true sports car. This is also affordable. I really like the style, and hope they make this very awesome looking coupe.

  • ScottOsborn

    Love the two door concept as I am a current owner of a 2012 Cruze. The door pillar on our 4 door is in a bad spot and makes for uncomfortable long trips for taller drivers. GM designers, please do not use the current seat design in the next gen Cruze. The current seats used in the first generation car are very hard on backs. Other than those two issues we love our Cruze.

  • Nostromo

    I’d very much like a diesel Cruze coupe; with a manual 5 or 6 speed gearbox. Is it too much to ask?

  • AC

    I am 6’4″ and want the better fuel economy a 5 or 6 speed and the GM logo!! Two doors for me is a must.