It’s clear from the comments section of many articles here at GM Authority that readers place a high value on where General Motors vehicles are built. With that in mind, we’re now presenting a guide to the birthplaces of all the GM trucks sold in the United States. Naturally, this means vehicles produced by Chevrolet and GMC, since neither Buick nor Cadillac is in the pickup truck business.
|Colorado||Extended||Wentzville, Missouri, U.S.|
|Colorado||Crew||Wentzville, Missouri, U.S.|
|Silverado 1500||Double||Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.|
|Silverado 1500||Crew||Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.|
|Silverado 1500||Regular||Silao, Mexico|
|Silverado 1500||Crew||Silao, Mexico|
|Silverado HD||Regular||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Silverado HD||Double||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Silverado HD||Crew||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Silverado MD||Regular||Springfield, Ohio, U.S.|
|Silverado MD||Crew||Springfield, Ohio, U.S. (Navistar)|
We’ll start with Chevrolet, partly because alphabetical order is a thing and partly because the Bow Tie brand sells the most GM trucks. So then, the smallest Chevy pickup is the Chevy Colorado, which is built at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
Silverado 1500 production is split between the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and the GM Silao plant in Mexico. The latter builds the Regular Cab and Crew Cab versions, and is the only factory outside of the United States that currently builds GM trucks sold to U.S. customers.
Finally, the Chevy Silverado Medium Duty is built in Springfield, Ohio. This is not a GM facility, but rather one owned by Navistar. That company collaborated with General Motors on the development of the Silverado MD, which is not closely related to any other Silverado model. The exceptions are that it uses the same cab as the previous-generation K2 Silverado HD, while sharing the 6.6L V8 L5D turbo-diesel Duramax engine with the Silverado HD, albeit in a different tune (the Duramax in the Silverado HD carries RPO code L5P).
Now, let’s take a look at GMC trucks.
|Canyon||Extended||Wentzville, Missouri, U.S.|
|Canyon||Crew||Wentzville, Missouri, U.S.|
|Sierra 1500||Double||Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.|
|Sierra 1500||Crew||Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.|
|Sierra 1500||Regular||Silao, Mexico|
|Sierra 1500||Crew||Silao, Mexico|
|Sierra HD||Regular||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Sierra HD||Double||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Sierra HD||Crew||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
All GMC trucks are corporate cousins of Chevy trucks. The GMC Canyon is closely related to the Chevy Colorado, as are the GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD to the Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD, respectively. The division of Silverado 1500 production between Fort Wayne, Indiana and Silao, Mexico, mentioned above, also applies to the Sierra 1500.
The only notable difference is that there is no GMC equivalent of the Silverado Medium Duty, which is available exclusively as a Chevy.
The situation will change slightly in the near future. As GM Authority reported in May, The General has invested CAD $1.3 billion in the GM Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario to produce the Silverado and Sierra. The facility has been idle since the discontinuation of the Chevy Impala and Cadillac XTS sedans.
Production of the Silverado and Sierra was originally scheduled to begin in January 2022, but will now start in Q4 of 2021. At that point, Oshawa will become the only factory in Canada to assemble GM trucks for the North American market.