New Chevy Impala to Be Produced at Detroit-Hamtramck

American manufacturer GM said on Tuesday that it would make a very important announcement later in the day about the future of the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, an announcement that is to be made by GM's North American President Mark Reuss himself. Before even the official left the plant, news of what he is about to announce broke.

According to Freep, citing GM inside sources, the announcement would indeed mark an important moment in the plant's history, as it will be designated as the place where the new generation Chevrolet Impala will be produced.

The Hamtramck, currently famous for being the birth place of the Volt plug-in hybrid, will thus also build the long-overdue replacement of the 11-year old version. The new car, rumor goes, will use the same platform as the older one, but other than that change completely, starting with the engine and ending with the seats.

If this announcement turns out to be true, and chances are it will, the Detroit-Hamtramck will become one of the busiest places in GM's portfolio. The facility is already working at full throttle trying to keep up with Volt orders, and will even use the summer break to ramp up the production of the model and its sister European model, the Opel Ampera. What's more, in 2012 GM will start production of the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu there as well.

The new Impala model will not enter production this year, however, as it is not scheduled to do so until 2013.
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