Autonews notes that one of the assembly plants will produce around 160,000 cars per year, with all of these vehicles initially supposed to be produced in non-US factories. Details on the two facilities are yet to be released but more information is expected this week as GM is calming sitting on the brink of Chapter 11.
General Motors announced in April that it plans to close the doors of 13 production facilities, as part of a broader attempt to reduce costs and cut down production by 190,000 units. Additionally, GM hopes to reduce its inventory from 767,000 vehicles at the end of March to 525,000 units by July.
However, plants which are assembling new or redesigned vehicles (Chevrolet Camaro, Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Equinox and Cadillc SRX) will not be affected by these measures, as all of these models are produced by GM's core brands set to remain out there and help the American automaker in its fight for survival.
"We're taking aggressive steps to accelerate our inventory initiatives that have worked well since the first of the year. While sales have been performing at or close to our plan estimates, and dealer inventories have been reduced accordingly, we want to more closely align our inventories with even more conservative market assumptions," Troy Clarke, GM North America president said in a statement at that time.