Tues. 12 p.m.: Cruze sales up slightly year over year

LORDSTOWN – Domestic sales of the Chevrolet Cruze advanced slightly last month, driven by deliveries of the small car’s Mexican-made hatchback version.

There were 15,268 Cruzes sold across the country in September, according to sales figures General Motors released today.

Of those, 12,739 were Cruze sedans made by local workers at the GM Assembly Complex in Lordstown. The other 2,529 were hatchbacks made in Mexico, but sold in the United States.

Last month’s overall Cruze sales increased 0.3 percent from 15,216 in September 2016 when 14,967 sedans and 249 hatchbacks were sold.

Year-to-date Cruze sales rose 8.1 percent, from 138,012 in September 2016 to 149,234 last month.

GM reported an overall sales increase of 11.9 percent.

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