Chevy Camaro Production Coming Home To Michigan

Posted at 8:26 PM, Dec 19, 2012
and last updated 2013-02-20 12:47:40-05

DETROIT – General Motors (GM) announced Wednesday it was bringing production of its Camaro line back to the United States.

GM announced the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at its Lansing, Michigan assembly plant.

This marks the sixth generation for the Camaro which previously was discontinued for seven years from 2002-2009. The brand was officially relaunched in 2009.

The recent line was built-in Ontario, Canada. GM says lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors in bringing the Camaro home.

GM will continue to meet the production targets agreed to with the Canadian and Ontario governments during the 2009 restructuring.

Production of the current generation Chevrolet Camaro will continue on the flexible manufacturing line at Oshawa Assembly (Ontario) until the end of the current product life-cycle. The Buick Regal continues to be produced there, and GM recently invested $185 million to support the launch of two new products on the flex line as well: the all-new Cadillac XTS and the next-generation Chevrolet Impala scheduled to launch in 2013.

In addition, GM recently announced it will add a third shift to support the launch of the new Impala there. The consolidated line at Oshawa Assembly will continue to produce the current generation Chevrolet Impala and Equinox until June 2014.