2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Production Now Under Way At GM Oshawa Plant19
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 has officially entered production at the GM Oshawa plant in Ontario.
GM’s newly renovated Canadian truck plant reopened late last year as it began production of the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD. The facility had only been building the heavy-duty variant of the full-size truck on a two-shift rotation before production of the light-duty Silverado 1500 began this week. Only the Chevy Silverado HD and Silverado 1500 will be built at Oshawa Assembly for the time being, which differs from other GM truck plants that build Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra variants side-by-side.
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GM invested $1.3 billion into the Oshawa site to prepare it to produce both the Chevy Silverado HD and Chevy Silverado 1500. Renovation work began in late 2020 and was completed before the end of 2021 – marking one of the fastest plant turnarounds in the automaker’s history. GM previously produced the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS at Oshawa before it shuttered the facility in at the end of 2019 following the discontinuation of the two sedan models. The automaker kept a small portion of the plant open for limited parts production and also used the space to help make PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic before re-opening it last year to add more pickup production capacity.
In addition to Oshawa Assembly, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is produced at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and GM Silao plant in Mexico. The larger Chevy Silverado HD, meanwhile, is produced alongside the GMC Sierra HD at the GM Flint plant in Michigan.
GM has experienced delays in shipping some Chevy Silverado HD trucks from the Oshawa plant to dealers due to a lack of rail transport and has elected to store thousands of vehicles in lots situated near the facility. The number of stored trucks is expected to decrease in the coming weeks as GM works to ship the trucks out.
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Great news for Ontario and the Oshawa community
So Canadians will get a domestic price break, right?… Right?
If you are a employee of GM you will get a price break. As well as your economy will get another kick .
As a corporate partner I get employee pricing on GM and Stellantis vehicles, but that discount only applies to certain vehicles, and certain models within that vehicle’s lineup.
It’s not some golden goose.
The highest quality trucks come from Oshawa, history has proven that…
You misspelled Silao… There is no history has proven anything, production is so tightly controlled you can’t tell where something has been made.
What ?!? The irony of your profile name is hilarious 🤡
…So I guess all the VIN’s and codes that come CLEARLY STAMPED ON VARIOUS EASILY READ TAGS throughout GM’s (and every other manufacturers’) vehicle bodies are there purely just for show & eye candy…right ? 🥴 Get your empty head checked. Again.
Lol he meant in terms of quality, not literally the VIN to see where it was made. Sheesh you’re dense
This is good news for Oshawa and people working there.
IMO GM should bury Ford like they originally was going to do in the ’80s, Ford don’t have enough capacity to keep up with GM. GM needs to flex a few of their assembly lines to take out Explorer, F-Series, Escape based vehicles with a few added assembly space. Oshawa alone can instantly add Colorado and Express for additional production, put the Camaro in Flint for volume models while ZL1/SS can stay in LGR, the mini CUVs can be done in Mexico with additional Korean production.
Sweet! Crank them out!
Anyone know how this effects vehicles with parts on constraint?
I don’t imagine this helps them make my AT4 any faster.
My order just went to 3000 and was picked up by GM.
Dealer said there was just a nation wide sweep of them moving lots of orders to 3000….probably because of this.
When did you place your order? Are you in Canada or the US?
Southern California. Could be by chance. No idea what plant makes what for where.
My ZR2 got moved from status 3000 May 12 to May 30th being built. it is getting closer.
Does anyone know if they make the work truck 1500? I special ordered one about a month ago.
What Cab? I believe Oshawa will only be making Crew Cabs (Ft. Wayne and Silao also build Crew Cab 1500s). Double Cabs are only made in Ft. Wayne, and Reg Cabs are all made in Silao.
Just a plain old regular cab.