Despite being on the market for years and getting outsold by Ford, demand for the current generation Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain remains white-hot, as General Motors is once again planning to increase the production of the twin people-movers, now for the fifth time.
According to Automotive News, GM will be hiring up to 100 new hands, while slightly increasing the assembly line speed at its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. In doing so, the plant will be able to produce as many as 1,100 crossovers a day — slightly over 45 units an hour. Additionally, the move is very cost efficient, as tooling will not need to be purchased.
However, this move has left us pondering GM’s plans for the Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant, where several million dollars in tooling and updates is in the works to build “two midsized vehicles.” Perhaps everything will still go as planned.
Source: Automotive News