Nov. sales up for Ohio-built Chevy Cruze

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says sales of the Ohio-built Chevrolet Cruze were up last month.

GM said Tuesday that Cruze sales were up by 8.3 percent in November, snapping it out of three-month slide. The compact car is built at a plant in Lordstown, near Youngtown.

It was best November sales ever for the Cruze. GM said 18,200 units were sold last month, compared with 16,807 in November 2012.

The Vindicator ( reports that Tuesday's positive report broke a streak of declining year-over-year sales. In September, Cruze sales dropped 50 percent from the same period last year, signaling an all-time low in the vehicle's sales.

But the Cruze has had a good year of sales overall. It's still Chevrolet's second-best selling model behind the Silverado pickup truck.