One of the cars that will influence GM for years to come is the Chevrolet Cruze (pronounced cruise) a compact car slightly larger than the current Chevy Cobalt. Originally, it appeared that GM would replace the Cobalt with the Cruze, but after the August 2008 press reveal in Lordstown, Ohio, management has indicated that the Cobalt may soldier on as a separate model.
Over the next few years all that is expected to change as GM hurries to the market several new models to fill out the Buick line. One model is already on its way, a midsize Regal sedan that will slot just below the midsize LaCrosse. Next up is the Buick Excelle, a stylish sedan already being sold in China, but destined to be sold here in North America with one important twist: the new model is rumored to share the same platform underpinning the Chevrolet Cruze, GM's world compact car.