A Big Setback for the Chevy Cruze?


The Clean Turbo Diesel is the latest variant of the current Chevy Cruze, which has sold well since its introduction. Photo credit: GM

Since its introduction in 2009, the Chevrolet Cruze has been a strong seller for General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) -- a surprise of sorts in a segment where GM has traditionally had very weak offerings. But the Cruze wasn't just GM's best-ever compact car when it was launched; it was a surprisingly solid competitor with the likes of Toyota's (NYSE: TM  ) Corolla and Honda's (NYSE: HMC  ) Civic.

But even great cars age, and there's an all-new Cruze under development. It was expected late next year, but now, Reuters is reporting that the new Cruze has been delayed until late 2015. What's the deal? In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear looks at what are likely the real reasons for the delay, and whether that's a good sign -- or a bad one -- for the progress of GM's ongoing turnaround.

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  • Report this Comment On July 23, 2013, at 10:45 PM, guysisson wrote:

    I own a large collision shop and work on all makes of vehicles. GM is currently building the poorest quality cars on the road today. The Cruz is no exception, if hit in the front, even lightly, the structure of the vehicle will be damaged and is very difficult to repair. My advise to anyone buying a new car, stay away from General Motors. They have not recovered from the bankruptcy in regards to their quality.

  • Report this Comment On July 24, 2013, at 12:31 AM, bensto61 wrote:

    I take offense to your comments regarding the Chevy Cruze (correct spelling). I am a GM Dealership employee and have been for 20 years. If you follow the crash ratings you will see that the Cruze does very well in the ratings and offers superior crash safety for occupants of these cars, obviously that is the main concern for General Motors is passenger safety, not how hard it is for you to repair which by the way based on collision repairs cost by and having a large collision repair facility you must be doing very well with what you are charging customers and insurance companies for those repairs. These are the safest vehicles in General Motors history. The Camaro a sports car which is a world class automobile is one of the few cars that receive a 5 star crash rating all the way across the board including rollover crashes. So please do your research before you make a statement, it sounds to me like you are bitter about the bankruptcy which by the way saved an American icon and not to mentions thousands and thousands of jobs for people who spend their hard earned money in thousands of business including yours. Which to the money has been repaid. I am proud to sell the best made longest lasting cars in the world.

  • Report this Comment On July 24, 2013, at 1:42 AM, pwkrp wrote:

    Sounds like guysisson is just a hateful little person who might have to work for a living and just suck up the insurance money. Don't worry GM paid back their bailout and keep thousands of people working and paying taxes were they live. Besides they still have five more years to pay it back, maybe the banks should call in guysisson loans early.

  • Report this Comment On July 24, 2013, at 12:43 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    ^ The taxpayers are still stuck with billions in losses and 150 million shares of GM stock still in the treasury locker. Read JR's previous article and get educated.

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