Last Chevy Cruze assembled at Lordstown plant has local buyer

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FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, a banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is displayed at the General Motors’ Lordstown plant, in Lordstown, Ohio. GM employees in Lordstown and other factories in Michigan and Maryland that are targeted to close within a year say moving will force them to leave behind […]

The last Chevy Cruze sedan assembled at General Motors’ Lordstown assembly plant in northeast Ohio has a buyer.

The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports the sedan was originally headed to a dealership in Florida but instead was sent Friday to a dealership in Warren where a buyer is expected to take delivery next week.

Sweeney Chevrolet vice president Alexa Sweeney Blackann says when her store learned of a customer’s interest in purchasing the last Cruze a deal was worked out with the Florida dealership.

The car came off the line Wednesday afternoon. The idling of the plant leaves 1,700 hourly workers at Lordstown without jobs for now.

United Auto Workers officials say they remain hopeful GM will bring in a new vehicle line at the massive plant outside Youngstown.
 

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