June 27, 2002
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix to be built in Oshawa, Ontario
Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada announced that the new 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix midsize car will be built at the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant #2 in Ontario. The Oshawa #2 plant will continue to assemble the Buick Century and Buick Regal.
The plant is known for producing quality-built vehicles: it recently won the Gold Plant Award in the 2002 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, and the Buick Century placed first in the 2002 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for a premium midsize car.
Michael Grimaldi, president of General Motors of Canada said, “In June 2000, we announced that the next generation Pontiac midsize car would be built in Oshawa. Since that time, the Oshawa Car Assembly Plants have set the standard for vehicle quality and productivity in this industry.”
Buzz Hargrove, President of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) said, “This announcement is a clear statement that the workers have made an enormous commitment and contribution through their high quality, skilled labour and hard work to the success of this company.”
GM of Canada has invested almost $300 million to bring the new Pontiac Grand Prix passenger car to its Oshawa Car Assembly Plant. Over the past five years, GM has invested more than $2 billion in Canada.
The 2004 Grand Prix will go on sale in the spring of 2003.
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada employs 25,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures a variety of vehicles, engines, transmissions and other components, and markets General Motors’ vehicles and related services through 807 dealerships across Canada. GM of Canada’s web-site is www.gmcanada.com.