/ Chevrolet, General Motors, Industry, News / GM to build next-gen Camaro in Michigan instead of Canada

GM to build next-gen Camaro in Michigan instead of Canada

Linked In Share
GM to build next-gen Camaro in Michigan instead of Canada

The next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be built in Lansing, Michigan instead of Oshawa, Ontario, GM announced on Wednesday.

“Production of the current generation Chevrolet Camaro will continue on the flexible manufacturing line at Oshawa Assembly until the end of the current product lifecycle”, reads GM’s press release, with the future Camaro will be produced in Lansing, Michigan. The move will not go down well with GM’s workers in Oshawa, where unemployment has risen over the last decade.

“It’s too early to accurately predict what any employment impact might be,” GM Canada spokeswoman Faye Roberts was quoted as saying by Reuters. She added the decision was made to improve efficiency and reduce capital investment.

The reason for this decision is that Camaro is the only rear-wheel drive-vehicle built in Oshawa, while the Lansing Grand River plant already makes rear-wheel-drive Cadillacs. GM did not say when the new Camaro will be launched. This autumn, GM Canada workers signed a new contract with the promise of new shifts and an extended life for the assembly line in Oshawa. When the deal was announced, union leaders said they expected that no one with seniority would be on layoff at GM by the end of the contract.

A third shift will be added to the Oshawa plant in early 2013 to assemble the next generation of the Chevrolet Impala.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - filed under Chevrolet, General Motors, Industry, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
Canada canadian auto industry Chevrolet chevrolet camaro Chevrolet Impala faye roberts General Motors GM gm canada gm plants Lansing Grand River next generation camaro Oshawa assembly plant reuters


Discuss: GM to build next-gen Camaro in Michigan instead of Canada

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

2015 Kia Rio arrives in Australia
2015 Kia Rio arrives in AustraliaThe 2015 Kia Rio has been introduced in Australia where the cheapest version of the mode can be yours from 15,990 AUD, plus ...
UK – Toyota RAV4 Business Edition introduced
UK – Toyota RAV4 Business Edition introducedToyota has officially announced the RAV4 Business Edition for the United Kingdom and orders for the crossover are currently ...
US: truck makers show pickups are on track to achieve outstanding fuel economy
US: truck makers show pickups are on track to achieve outstanding fuel economyLast year, 16.5 million new cars and light-duty trucks were purchased in America, the world’s second largest auto market, with ...
Exclusive: Volkswagen Golf R400’s future is still undecided
Exclusive: Volkswagen Golf R400’s future is still undecidedA new statement is indicating that the future of the impressive Volkswagen Golf R400 is still undecided so it can go “both ...
Next-gen BMW 5-Series spied
Next-gen BMW 5-Series spiedFive years after its official introduction and the BMW 5-Series is getting ready to receive a new generation. Our spy ...
US: guns could overtake car crashes as leading fatality cause for young people
US: guns could overtake car crashes as leading fatality cause for young peopleAccording to the Economist, an interesting observation can arise from that fact that the auto industry has continuously evolved ...
2017 Porsche Panamera spied
2017 Porsche Panamera spiedA new generation of the Porsche Panamera is getting ready to be introduced as the company is currently testing out different ...
New nose rules a ‘headache’ – Symonds
New nose rules a ‘headache’ – SymondsJan.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Williams' technical chief admits the team has had to make substantial changes to the car for 2015 ...
Hamilton’s father eyes F1 return for Africa
Hamilton’s father eyes F1 return for AfricaJan.21 (GMM/Inautonews.com) World champion Lewis Hamilton's father is involved in plans to revive a South African grand ...
BMW 3-Series facelift caught playing in the snow
BMW 3-Series facelift caught playing in the snowA facelifted version of the BMW 3-Series is currently in the pipeline and it is getting ready to be introduced, probably close to ...
2016 BMW X1 spotted, partially shows its interior design
2016 BMW X1 spotted, partially shows its interior designA new batch of fresh spy shots with the new generation of the BMW X1 has been provided by our spy photographers. There is no ...
2016 Opel Astra spied
2016 Opel Astra spiedA new generation of the Opel Astra is currently in the works as a test mule has been recently caught on camera by our spy ...
Jaguar XD compact hatchback rendered
Jaguar XD compact hatchback renderedA new rendering is showing us a future possible model coming from Jaguar, a compact hatchback, called the XD. Jaguar is on a ...
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat vs. Viper TA
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat vs. Viper TAA new video uploaded onto the web is showing the drag race between two impressive rides, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the ...
Toyota remains the world’s largest automaker for the third consecutive year
Toyota remains the world’s largest automaker for the third consecutive yearJapan’s Toyota Motor Corporation has managed to ward off the rising threat coming from Germany’s Volkswagen AG and secured ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Spy-Photo
Spy-Photo
Spy-Photo
Spy-Photo
Spy-Photo
McLaren 650S Coupe Le Mans Special Edition 1
Lexus-NX200t-1
mclaren-p1-photoshoot-1
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake goes into production 1
lamborghini aventador dmc chrome gold 1
mini 5-door entry-level 1.2l engine 1
2017 volkswagen tiguan render 1

More automotive from inautonews
The 2015 Kia Rio has been introduced in Australia where the cheapest version of the mode can be yours from 15,990 AUD, plus on-road costs. If you are living in Australia and are looking into a compact hatchback, than the 2015 Kia Rio may be worth taking a look into, considering the fact that the ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Cutting-edge technology we could see in vehicles by 2020
Cutting-edge technology we could see in vehicles by 2020While the month of January is not even over yet, the world of automotive industry has already presented itself with two weeks of awe and wonder for ...
The cars and trucks to remember from the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit
The cars and trucks to remember from the 2015 NAIAS in DetroitThe media previews are over and the public is flooding the area of the Cobo Center in Detroit, where the 2015 edition of the North American ...
BMW X6 M versus Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe
BMW X6 M versus Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 CoupeHere’s one battle for the ages – the utterly mobster-friendly BMW X6 SAC and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe have their own M and AMG versions. That ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Euro NCAP: New Skoda Fabia, best in classThe new generation of the Skoda Fabia has been named the safest car in its segment by Euro NCAP, ... Recall roundup: Toyota Prius V for airbag problemsToyota has recently issued a recall for several Prius V models because of a possible problem with ...
Safety Section