2016 Chevrolet Camaro to Be Made at GM Lansing Grand River Assembly

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General Motors has just announced that its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant will benefit from a $174 million investment for a new stamping facility, adding 145 new jobs. GM states that the new facility will produce "stamping components for the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS family of vehicles and a future product." That product is the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
A couple of years have passed since the first official and unofficial reports about moving the Camaro's production from Oshawa, Canada back in the United States. Moreover, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has recently declared to the local media that the next-gen Chevy pony car will be produced in Lansing.

“Once again, our hometown car company is hitting it out of the park with a massive new investment at Lansing Grand River,” declared  Bernero. “I’m deeply grateful to General Motors for making the Lansing region a centerpiece of its global manufacturing strategy. Its confidence in our world-class UAW workforce and strong partnership with local government will continue to deliver jobs and prosperity in Lansing for decades to come.”

Built in 2001, Lansing Grand River is General Motor's second-newest U.S. assembly plant and the manufacturing home of the Cadillac ATS, CTS and the CTS V-series performance versions. Including today’s announcement about the $174 million facility, GM has also informed that it has dropped "more than $530 million" in Lansing plant investments since 2009.

The next-generation Chevrolet Camaro is expected to break cover sometime in 2015, boasting tweaked versions of the entry-level V6 and 6.2-liter V8, with the addition of a 2-liter turbocharged four-banger lifted from the 2015 Cadillac ATS. A striking new exterior design is also on the menu, along with a reworked version of GM's Alpha platform.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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