The Chevrolet Camaro hasn’t been built in the United States since the late 1990s, when production was shifted from the Van Nuys, California assembly to Quebec, Canada in 1993. When Chevrolet deemed the fifth-generation Camaro ready for production, our friends to the North still had the privilege of assembling the pony car.
But, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is a homecoming for the storied nameplate. Production has already been announced to move from GM’s Oshawa, Ontario assembly to the Lansing Grand River plant for this sixth-generation iteration.
The Lansing Grand River plant already assembles the Cadillac ATS, which shares its underpinnings with the 2016 Camaro. General Motors releases a brief statement stating it had plants to make a “positive news announcement” regarding 2016 Camaro production, and execs will be on site tomorrow morning to deliver the news, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Chevrolet plans to have the 2016 Camaro on sale late this year, meaning production may be starting in early Fall, though, the real question Lansing Grand River employees have is if the 2016 Camaro will bring back the plant’s second shift. That’s something GM CEO, Mary Barra, said the market will dictate.
GM said the event will include Scott Whybrew, GM’s North American manufacturing manager, Lansing regional plant manager Mike Trevorrow, United Autoworkers Local 652 president Mike Green and Al Oppenheiser, the Camaro’s chief engineer for tomorrow’s event, so stay tuned as we bring you the latest.