GM Canada to build more RWD models
Currently the two-line Oshawa car plant builds the Chevy Impala and Monte Carlo, alongside the Buick LaCrosse, Allure and Pontiac Grand Prix. When GM converts one of the two production lines to the Camaro's Zeta platform, and builds a new flexible manufacturing system at the same time at a total cost of $660 million, the assumption is that the plant will also get future models built on the new Zeta architecture. Automotive News reports that GM is considering additional RWD cars for Chevrolet and Pontiac.
The plant's new flexible manufacturing system will make it easy to fold new models into the production stream quickly, and in fact, the system could accomodate RWD, FWD and AWD vehicles simultaneously.
[Source: Automotive News]
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