Next-Generation Chevrolet Camaro To Have Made in U.S.A. Label


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    Production of the Chevrolet Camaro will move from Canada to the U.S. starting with the next-generation model. | December 20, 2012

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Just the Facts:
  • General Motors announced on Wednesday that production of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will move from Oshawa, Ontario to Lansing, Michigan.
  • GM said the move will consolidate rear-wheel-drive assembly at its Lansing Grand River facility, which builds the 2013 Cadillac ATS and CTS.
  • The next-generation Camaro is expected to be launched in 2016 and may share its underpinnings with the Cadillac ATS, according to Reuters.

DETROIT — General Motors announced on Wednesday that production of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will move from Oshawa, Ontario to Lansing, Michigan.

GM said the move will consolidate rear-wheel-drive assembly at the facility, which builds the 2013 Cadillac ATS and CTS. However, the rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Corvette is expected to continue to be built in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The next-generation Camaro is expected to be launched in 2016 and may share its underpinnings with the Cadillac ATS, according to Reuters.

GM has not confirmed when it will launch the new Camaro.

News of the move was greeted with consternation in Canada. The Globe and Mail said the "Oshawa plant is at risk" and said GM "has cast a dark cloud over 3,700 high-paying manufacturing jobs and the future of its Oshawa, Ontario operations."

The 100,000 Camaros built at Oshawa represent about one-quarter of the production of the plant.

The Camaro's switch to the U.S. comes just days after Michigan enacted a ban on mandatory union membership with new "right to work" legislation.

Edmunds says: A major win for U.S. auto workers is devastating to those in Canada.

Comments

  • Eddie1971 Eddie1971 Posts:

    The UAW - destroying the US auto industry for over 50 years!

  • garrym garrym Posts:

    It's an unfortunate move for the GM employees and their families. They made concessions to keep their jobs a few years ago. I can understand Gm wants to consolidate rear-wheel drive assembly in one plant. Hopefully, GM will decide in the near future to produce another model in the Oshawa facility.

  • firstwagon firstwagon Posts:

    CAW said GM had a comitment to build the next next gen Camaro is Oshawa and then backtracked on that statement. I don't care either way. I have no use for corrupt unions or bloated out of date companies. Besides Americans buy Camaros and Canadians don't. Might as well build it there.

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