General Motors to invest $68 million in Oshawa plant 0

General Motors will build the 2013 model Chevrolet Impala at their Oshawa in the Canada. This will be made possible with a $68 million investment.

$185 million in total

Altogether, $185 million has been invested into the companies Oshawa assembly. This is due to the 2013 Cadillac XTS also being built at the factory. The news also means that approximately 1,100 jobs will be retained at the factory.

The workers seem to have a lot on their hands with the new Impala. It has a brand new exterior style making the vehicle look a lot more attractive and stylish. The interior will also receive a revamp, with a more appealing design.

Details on the new Impala

The vehicle will have a 3.6 litre V6 engine with direct injection technology. It has a six speed automatic transmission with the car expected to have provide a thrilling performance. Rumours claim that other variants will contain a 2.4 or a brand new 2.5 engine with the General Motors exclusive eAssist mild hybrid system.

Kevin Williams – “High quality workforce”

Kevin Williams who holds the important role of being the President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada was keen to state how much the cars are improving. He said “With the investments for the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS, we are taking big steps forward to ensure we maximize the flexible manufacturing facility and high-quality workforce that exist in Oshawa,”

“We are building on the recent capacity increases, product launches and shift additions at our Canadian operations to affirm that Canada will play an important role in the new GM as we continue to transform our product line-up.”

Dan Hermer – “Hard work”

Dan Hermer, the plant Manager at the busy assembly plant said that the workforces dedication and hard work is a major reason for the recent vote in confidence and investment from General Motors. He said “Our workforce has always worked hard to exceed expectations and execute exceptional product launches, and we’re happy to receive another vote of confidence with this most recent investment,”

Other models being produced at the General Motors Oshawa plant includes the Chevrolet Camaro Coupe and Convertible and the Chevrolet Equinox as well as the upcoming Cadillac XTS.

General Motors Oshawa plant is clearly a reason for the company doing so well in that particular region.