GM Begins Manufacturing the All-New GMC Canyon at Missouri Plant image

GM announced it will begin production of the all-new GMC Canyon pickup at the Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri.

GM will invest $380 million in the Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri to manufacture the midsize Canyon GMC and the all-new Colorado. The automaker announced that 9 other updated or all-new Buick and GMC models will roll off the assembly line, reaching showrooms by the end of 2013. The first models will be the refreshed 2013 Buick Enclaves and the GMC Acadias, which are expected this fall. In August GM ended production of the Colorado and Canyon at the Shreveport Assembly Plant in Louisiana, which the automaker is closing.

“Our dealers have a lot of momentum in the marketplace right now,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick and GMC marketing. “During the next 12 months, we’ll continue to give them new reasons for customers to visit their showrooms.”

The 9 other models which are expected by the end of 2013 include: the Buick Regal, all-new 2014 GMC Sierra pickup, Encore, Buick LaCrosse, Yukon XL SUV, GMC Yukon SUV and Sierra heavy-duty pickup. This year until now Buick and GM have sold over 400,000 vehicles. GM expects 600 Buick and GM dealers to complete renovations at their showrooms by the end of this year and 1,100 others by the end of 2013.