While the fate of the Oshawa, Ontario plant remains up in the air, as Chevrolet Impala production ends this June, workers received some good news from General Motors. The automaker is preparing to boost production of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, which continues to sell at alarming rates.
Canadian Manufacturing reports the boost will save 200 jobs at the plant as vehicles continue to be diverted out of Canada, including the Chevrolet Camaro. Production on the plant’s consolidated line, which produces the Impala and Equinox currently, is set to run until at least 2017. GM invested $12 million last year to continue Equinox production.
The Oshawa plant currently produces 288 Equinox per day, and the boost is set to increase that number to 352 Equinox a day.