Automotive News is reporting that the Canadian Auto Workers union is concerned that General Motors may shift production of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain from its current location near Toronto to the automaker's Spring Hill, Tennessee facility. GM recently agreed to open the southern plant as part of its agreement with the United Auto Workers, and CAW President Ken Lewenza says that the company won't tell him whether or not Equinox and Terrain production will continue to hang around his neck of the woods. GM, meanwhile, says that it won't comment on future production plans.

There is a chance that full-scale production of the two crossovers would remain in Canada while overflow production could land on the shoulders of the Spring Hill facility. That would retain jobs in both locations, and help GM alleviate its tight supply of the vehicles. Automotive News reports that currently, dealers are operating with a 33-day supply of Equinox models and a 42-day supply of Terrain vehicles. Those figures give the crossovers the distinction of having the thinnest supply of any of the automaker's high-volume vehicles.


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      Car Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      With the weak US dollar, having more US production is a good move. New production at the Spring Hill plant should be a no brainer.
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Car Guy
        BUT then you have to deal with the UAW which might negate any cost savings. The UAW needs to die.
          NightFlight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          I got downrated for saying the UAW is bad?!?! Wow.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any coincedence that this news falls on the day of the actual autumnal equinox? Hmm.
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      Over the past couple of years, GM has: Gone out of business Asked for a government bailout Used taxpayer money to pay lobbyists to quash higher fuel economy regs Reneged on their debts to people injured when their Impalas' rear suspension collapsed, causing them to crash Used OnStar to spy on people even after they unsubscribed. GM needs to die.
      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Equinox ------ 16,606 Terrain ------- 7,875 Ever heard the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Younger women, especially the active outdoorsy type, seem to really go for this vehicle as is. Make it into something their dad might like, and you loose them.
      jhawk
      • 3 Years Ago
      No tea baggers on autoblog, tired of reading your garbage...
        hevace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jhawk
        Better check under your bed. The tea baggers are waiting there to get you! No, they're behind the couch! No, they're in the closet (you just came out of)! They're EVERYWHERE!! They're AFTER YOU!! RUN!!!!
      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      This ol wrench likes his Terrain better than any previous purchase.
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
        Don't be mad, but the new 2.5 Ecotec engine set to bow in the 2013 Malibu is said to be a vast improvement over the current 2.4 version. There is more engineering that went into it than just upping the displacement. http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2011/Sep/0919_ecotec_25_efficient
      Dafish
      • 3 Years Ago
      If GM would redsign the Terrain and have it look like the GM arcadia, like the Equinox is to the Traverse I think they would sell a lot more of them. Maybe the union should look into asking GM to do that to keep thier jobs in Canada.
      GreaseMonkeySRT
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are two plants in Canada that produce the Equinox/Terrain. CAMI and Oshawa. CAMI produced the majority, and Oshawa only a few hundred a day. Oshawa also builds several other GM models, so it would make sense to move a smaller production line out of that plant.
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