The nation is revved up now that General Motors (GM) is bringing the new generation of their iconic retro muscle car back home. The Chevrolet Camaro is returning to the United States and is going to be reborn at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant that is located in Lansing, Mich.
From the time of its introduction in 2010, plants in Ontario, Oshawa, Canada have been assembling Chevrolet’s current Camaro. GM says that the production of the current 2013 Camaro will remain in Ontario. However, the assembly of the Camaro’s next generation will be within the United States. The new American-made generation of the Camaro will be available within the next few years.
General Motor’s officials state that the company made the decision to move production back to the United States because of better production efficiencies and a decreased capital investment. GM plans to continue meeting the manufacturing targets as set forth during their 2009 restructuring agreement with the both the Ontario and Canadian governments.
Erin Davis, who is a spokeswoman for GM, said that the carmaker anticipates that it will save funds because the LGR plant is equipped for assembling vehicles with rear-wheel drive whereas, the only rear-wheel drive model at the Oshawa plant is the Camaro. The facility in Lansing currently produces two other rear-wheel-drive automobiles the Cadillac CTS & ATS, which makes the Camaro a likely fit. This move allows GM to continue delivering the finest quality vehicles to consumers as efficiently as possible.
Lansing’s Mayor Virgil “Verg” Benero is happy with GM’s decision to begin producing the upcoming Camaro at the LGR plant. Bernero states that GM bringing the Chevrolet Camaro to Michigan’s LGR assembly plant is extremely good news. He considers it another major leap ahead for his city and the entire region. Benero said that this move is just further proof that Lansing, Mich. is still the best place in the United States to build cars. He bases this statement on the strong partnership the city of Lansing has with General Motors and United Auto Workers.
The 2013 Camaro
GM’s new 2013 Camaro stays true to some of the retro styling with a short rear deck, long hood and hefty fender arches. This muscle car like the many before it offers drivers rear-wheel drive in conjunction with big horsepower.
The new 2013 Camaro offers consumers restyled 18- and 20-inch wheels and new exterior paint options to choose. The Camaro remains available in the soft-top convertible (top lowers in just 20 seconds) and the coupe.
All the new Camaro includes OnStar and one full year of GM’s Safe & Sound plan. The standard safety features on the Camaro include anti-lock brakes, traction control, an electronic stability system, side curtain (coupe), front and side-impact airbags.
Anyone who wants an old-fashioned muscle car that offers modern accessories just found what they are looking for in the new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.