Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors is investing $68 million in its plant in Oshawa, Ontario to build the next-generation Chevrolet Impala.
The Impala will also be built at GM’s plant in Detroit. Previously it was suggested that all Impala production would move from Canada to the U.S. The investment will secure approximately 350 jobs in Oshawa, the company said.
“With the investments for the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS, we are taking big steps forward to ensure we maximize the flexible manufacturing facility and high-quality workforce that exist in Oshawa,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM of Canada. “We are building on the recent capacity increases, product launches and shift additions at our Canadian operations to affirm that Canada will play an important role in the new GM as we continue to transform our product lineup.”
GM has committed a total of $185 million to Oshawa, including a recent investment to support the launch of the Cadillac XTS in 2012. The next-generation Impala is the company’s fifth new product commitment to Canada since 2009.
The Oshawa plant also builds the Buick Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, along with the Chevrolet Equinox in conjunction with GM’s plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.