At 8:17 a.m. Wednesday morning, General Motors North American President Mark Reuss will be making an announcement at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to announce what The Detroit Free Press is reporting to be the plans to build the next-generation Chevrolet Impala at the facility.
Production is expected to wring in around 2,500 jobs, but that number probably has a lot to do with the all-new Malibu being built in the plant starting next year as well. To note, first dibs on the jobs will go to the Det-Ham workers currently laid off, which the Freep is reporting stands around 1,000. If the workers accept, they will fall under the company’s second-tier wage bracket, and will make around $15 in hourly wages.
The Freep also reports that the new Impala will be built in Oshawa, Ontario along with its platform mates, the Buick Regal and upcoming Cadillac XTS (along with the Equinox and Camaro), but nothing has been made public yet.
Source: The Detroit Free Press