In order to handle 2016 Camaro production, General Motors hired an additional 450 workers this past summer and added a second shift.
The sixth generation of the Camaro is here at last and, entirely rebuilt from the tires up, it promises to be the best yet! General Motors revealed the muscle car at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant a few weeks ago. This is the first time the Camaro has been made in the United States since the third generation rolled off the line in 1992.
The latest and greatest Camaro was officially revealed to the public back in May and hype has been building ever since. General Motors hired an additional 450 workers this past summer and added a second shift to spur production.
“Everyone’s excited to see to the Camaro roll down the line and get shipped to customers,” said Erin Davis, GM’s Lansing-based spokeswoman. “We feel really lucky we’re the plant that gets to have it built not only in the U.S. but Lansing.”
2016 Camaro production is expected to be running at full speed for the foreseeable future.
The introductory model is the Camaro 1LT, available at a starting price of $25,700 with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or 2.6-liter V6 under the hood. At the top of the pyramid is the 1SS with a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood and a price of $37,795.
We here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet can’t wait to see the latest Camaro on our lot!
General Motors is revamping the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and planning to re-hire 500 employees to help produce the all-new Chevy Camaro Six.
General Motors is cutting a check for $175 million dollars. The funds will be used to revamp the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and to re-hire 500 employees to add a second shift. Why? Because the all-new Chevy Camaro Six is coming to town. Actually, it’s being built in town.
When it comes to America’s best-selling performance car for the past five years, Chevy is committed to building the next-generation model right. Using the allocated funds, the plant will receive the necessary equipment for three paint systems producing Camaro-specific colors: Summit White, Bright Yellow, and Red Hot. In addition, the money will assist in adding two robotic framers to ensure a “more precise drive experience.”
“With this investment in tooling and equipment, we will continue to do our part to build on the high-quality reputation of this iconic car,” said Scott Whybrew, GM’s North American Manufacturing Manager. “These investments in the Lansing plants are proof of the teams’ quality commitment, to put the customer at the center of everything we do!”
The all-new 2016 Camaro was recently introduced on May 16 and the $175 million in improvements to the Lansing plant are part of General Motors’ larger plan to invest $5.4 billion over the next three years to improve U.S. facilities.