There can be benefits from the rise of the crossover.
The Chevy Cruze production run is not merely resting, it's dead. Call it a casualty of GM's sweeping restructure and new playbook that focuses on SUVs, trucks, crossovers, and electric vehicles. There was just no room in the lineup when customers are flocking to showrooms to by higher-riding vehicles. But while the Cruze might out of production, examples can still be found on dealer lots.
Now GM Authority reports that if you hit up a Chevy dealer between now and September 3, and agree to take delivery before then, you can take advantage of a new factory discount of up to $3,000.
The first deal involves Chevrolet putting $2,250 cash on the hood and, potentially, another $750 if you finance through GM Financial. The other deal offers 0% financing for 60 months and $500 if the financing is performed through GM financial.
Oddly, the base Cruze L trim is not included in either deal but the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze LS, LT, Premier, and Diesel sedan and hatch versions are. Before destination charges, the sedan trims come in at $19,995 for the LS, $22,595 for the LT, $24,395 for the Premier, and the Diesel version starts at $26,495.
For the hatchback Cruze, you're looking at a little more money with the LS going for $20,495, the LT at $22,995, the Premier at $24,895, and the Diesel starting at $26,995.
As usual, there is small print and the deals are subject to change and qualification. But, for anyone in the market for a small and inexpensive sedan or hatchback, it's a deal that's hard to ignore. We wouldn't blame anyone for taking advantage of the fact that Chevrolet needs to clear the decks as it turns its attention fully to higher-riding and battery-powered vehicles.