GM is cutting one of two shifts at its Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio amid stalling sales of the Chevrolet Cruze. Up to half of the factory's roughly 3,000 workers, including 2,700 hourly, could be affected when the shift is eliminated on June 18.
With profits from pickups more important than ever as sales of cars fade, Chevrolet is making sure one of its biggest cash cows won't ever get old. The brand said the next-generation Silverado HD will debut next year as a 2020 model.
Chevrolet is not giving up on passenger cars and is giving the Cruze, Malibu and Spark facelifts, including a split grille design, upgraded infotainment systems and realigned or additional options for the 2019 model year.