The Chevrolet Cruze sold in Europe was made in the former Daewoo factory bought by GM in Korea.
I bought the automatic version with the 2.0 diesel engine. The engine was a VM MOTORI (Italian) built under license in Korea. I kept the car 8 years old and I never had any problems.
I had heard that the problem with this car was the 6T45 automatic gearbox the first years after the 6T45 was more reliable.
All the Chevrolet sold in Europe except the Cruze were Daewoo rebadged in Chevrolet (Chevrolet Epica, Chevrolet Evanda, Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Nubira, Chevrolet Spark)
In 2015 Chevrolet Europe left the European market.