General Motors’ Oshawa plant in Ontario, Canada has begun producing the outgoing Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light duty trucks.
According to insiders familiar with the matter speaking with GM Authority, the consolidated line at the GM Oshawa plant has been reactivated to produce the 2019 model year K2 platform trucks. Notably, the models produced at the plant will be limited to the Double Cab Standard Box vehicles with the 5.3L L83 V-8 engine and MYC 6-speed automatic transmission, in the following models and trims:
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 K2XX models:
- 2WD Standard Box Double Cab (CC15753)
- 4WD Standard Box Double Cab (CK15753)
- Work Truck (1WT)
- LT (1LT and 2LT)
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 K2XX models:
- 2WD Standard Box Double Cab (TC15753)
- 4WD Standard Box Double Cab (TK15753)
- Sierra (base) (1SA)
- SLE (3SA)
Producing the outgoing K2 platform trucks at Oshawa, albeit in limited configurations, enables General Motors to maintain a steady supply of trucks, its primary drivers of profit, as it prepares the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana to make the all-new 2019 Silverado and 2019 Sierra on the T1 platform. The all-new trucks are slated to launch in the fall of 2019.