• For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
  • For 2013, Camaro is available with the 1LE performance package, inspired by road racing. Offered on SS coupes with manual transmissions, the 1LE package features unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires, the Camaro 1LE is capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration, and lapping the Virginia International Raceway's Grand Course in under three minutes.
General Motors has announced that the next generation of the Chevrolet Camaro will once again be built in the United States, specifically at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, MI. The current Camaro has been assembled in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, since its introduction in 2010.

The automaker cites "lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies" as key reasons for the move – indeed, the Camaro is the only rear-wheel-drive vehicle made in Oshawa; the Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS are currently manufactured there, and the upcoming Chevrolet Impala will join the front-wheel-drive group in 2013. Meanwhile, the Lansing facility currently produces two rear-wheel-drive vehicles – the Cadillac ATS and CTS – which makes the Camaro a natural fit.

The Canadian Auto Workers Union is, as expected, none too pleased by the "callous and poorly thought-out" announcement, "reacting in anger and frustration" according to a statement. CAW National President Ken Lewenza added, "General Motors has once again shown a complete and utter disregard for its workers and also Canadians in general, whose tax dollars kept the company out of bankruptcy."

The CAW says that "GM must replace lost Camaro production on a one-to-one basis." The automaker's own statement says it will "continue to meet the production targets agreed to with the Canadian and Ontario governments during the 2009 restructuring." In any case, production of the current Camaro will continue in Ontario until the next-gen model is ready to go on sale sometime within the next few years.

Feel free to read statements from both General Motors and the CAW below.
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Next-Generation Chevy Camaro to Be Built in the U.S.
2012-12-19

GM announced today the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. This decision is based on a comprehensive business case.

Lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies were key factors in the business case. The Camaro is the only rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle built at Oshawa. Assembling the next-generation Camaro at LGR consolidates the RWD assembly with the Cadillac CTS and ATS. As a result, GM will continue to deliver top-quality vehicles as efficiently as possible.

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 until the end of the current product lifecycle. 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.

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GM Must Replace Lost Camaro Production on a One-to-One Basis, says CAW

Press Conference Details Below

OSHAWA, ON, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The CAW is reacting in anger and frustration at the leaked announcement by General Motors that the company will allocate the next generation of Camaro to its Lansing, Michigan assembly plant, instead of the Oshawa Flex Plant where it is currently built.

The decision will cut between one third and one quarter of production in Oshawa and will occur in late 2015, early 2016. The union is calling on General Motors to replace the production on a one-to-one basis, ensuring that no jobs are lost.

"General Motors has once again shown a complete and utter disregard for its workers and also Canadians in general, whose tax dollars kept the company out of bankruptcy," said CAW National President Ken Lewenza. While the exact number of jobs that may be lost has not yet been accounted for, removing Camaro could have the effect of closing down a number of auto parts companies. "This decision will cause yet another devastating shock to the Durham Region and the country's auto industry," said Lewenza. Lewenza called the announcement and its timing both "callous and poorly thought-out."

"The timing of this announcement couldn't possibly be any worse," said CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley. "Our members are now going into the holiday season wondering what will happen to them and if they'll have jobs in the future. General Motors must now explain to our members and Canadian tax payers why they are pulling more production out of the country."

Press conference:

The CAW will be responding via a media conference call today at 2 p.m. at the CAW Local 222 Hall in Oshawa - 1425 Phillip Murray Avenue.

Please call 1-888-886-7786

SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)


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      ammca66564
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not that ATS and CTS are RWD that makes Lansing a natural. It's that ATS and CTS are Alpha platform cars, and the next Camaro will be also.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seeing as how the next Camaro will be ATS-based, this is not a surprising development.
      oRenj9
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't think the CAW thought out their argument very well. The Camaro is doing around 5-8k/month, which is significantly less than the Impala will sell. If anything, this means they will be getting *more* shifts at the plant. This also makes sense because the ATS and Camaro will platform (and probably engine) mates. I love the people claiming this is due to Michigan's RTW ruling. This move has almost certainly been in the works since GM decided the next-gen Camaro and ATS would share a platform.
      Street King
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lewenza is an idiot. The Camaro is essentially being replaced with the new Impala that will sell the same or better. For once GM made a good move for efficiencies and economies of scale as all the cars in the plant will be alpha based. For them to continue building the Camaro there would be absurd.
      rmkensington
      • 2 Years Ago
      The US government spent way more dollars to keep GM running, so the USA gets priority. Sorry Canada.
        Goatman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
        If GM agreed to produce a certain number of cars in Canada in return for some cash, then you're wrong, Canada gets priority, I assume they don't have a similar deal with the US Gov't.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
        [blocked]
        karknut
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
        GM Canada did not go bankrupt
          sundude
          • 2 Years Ago
          @karknut
          That's right. Instead, the Canadian government helped prop up GM USA.
      SteveM
      • 2 Years Ago
      And so goes the quality of the Camaro...
        Tone
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SteveM
        Does not compute...
          SteveM
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Tone
          Sorry - plainly stated, I meant to say that unhappy employees rarely equates to a high quality product rolling off the line.
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SteveM
        My CTS built there has been absolutely perfect. Nothing but two oil changes in 3 years of ownership.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SteveM
        [blocked]
        Rob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SteveM
        You thought it was a quality car?
      AGSHOP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quality of camaro just went down a notch...or 2!
      tritools
      • 2 Years Ago
      Canada should not complain it has no defense budget since it depends on the US for its security
        Daniel D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tritools
        Canadas biggest security risk is its to close to the US.
        GR
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tritools
        Does it even need security? Who the hell hates Canada? Hell, smart Americans claim they are Canadians outside of North America for safer passage throughout the world. Bit of a jingoist, are we, EH???
          protovici
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GR
          If not already there, why dont you go live there? Police the world. Dirty business but someone has to do it.
          GR
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GR
          Right protovici, Let's police the world at 750 BILLION dollars a year that we American taxpayers pay for while NO ONE faks with China and they spend about 1/5 of the US at Military Rank #2. The US spends on its military what the rest of the world spends on theirs COMBINED. Are we policing the world or are we hemorrhaging cash we don't even have believing we are? I'm pretty tired watching my country go broke for "Pax Americana". Meanwhile the Chinese laugh and make money on the interest we owe them.
          GR
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GR
          Sorry, US spend *MORE than the rest of the world combined.
        Jim
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tritools
        LMAO. Security against what hostile nation?
      Lucky Vanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Expect it to break down soon as it leaves the dealer like everything else built in the US by obese clock watchers.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lucky Vanos
        Really? So everything you do sucks? Good to know! Luckily, most of us in the US actually care about producing quality products. Good luck with your sad and pathetic lack of motivation in whatever it is that you produce!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lucky Vanos
        [blocked]
      caddy-v
      • 2 Years Ago
      Send Seal team 6 up to Canada and invade those pansies. Should only take a day or two.
      Feurig
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL at CAW. Keep crying while we prove the RTW status of Michigan will be beneficial.
      bubba_roe
      • 2 Years Ago
      There will be some celebratory gunfire in the trailer park tonight!
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