Timing is still unavailable for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze’s release, but General Motors issued a press release today confirming its commitment to retool both northeast Ohio plants for the car’s continued production.
Due out in fall 2014 as a 2015 model, the new Cruze will be the first to ride on GM’s new platform which will eventually underpin some 2.5 million compacts and crossovers by 2018 according to recent reports.
Rumored to be internally called the D2xx platform, the new architecture is expected to support the next generation Volt, Equinox, Opel Astra and more, though a GM spokesperson refused to confirm he platform’s existence with Automotive News.
Still, it’s hard not to read between the lines when the automaker released a statement affirming that it will overhaul plants to build the next generation of its popular compact.
Production of the current model is expected to continue until Chevrolet is ready to produce the next generation. That means the current car will continue through the 2014 model year.
[Source: Automotive News]