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GM To Boost Production Of Popular Models, Call Back Workers

Posted in auto industry, Buick, Cadillac, Camaro, Cars, Cash for Clunkers, Chevrolet, GM, New Cars, Newsworthy, Popular Cars by Suzanne Denbow | September 17th, 2009 | 4 Responses |


Gorged on tasty government cheddar and encouraged by the sudden surge of consumer activity facilitated by the Cash for Clunkers program, GM has announced it may be revving up the production of four key models. According to GM, sales of the Chevy Camaro, Chevy Equinox, Cadillac SRX, and, defying any rhyme or reason, the Buick LaCrosse, have greatly surpassed expectations and may force GM to blow the dust off a few of their shuttered factories.

It’s too soon to confirm any concrete details but if GM does indeed make good on their intentions, the Ontario plant responsible for assembling the Equinox (and the GMC Terrain) would see a third shift added to the production schedule, possibly calling back a few of the laid off workers.

Source: AutoNews

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  1. Dave says:

    I’ve read elsewhere that not only are they adding a third shift to the CAMI plant, they are looking at a second site for the Equinox/Terrain. Good for them, I just hope they aren’t forgetting that Cash-For-Clunkers is over and demand is going to drop in the next months. Regardless, these are cars that they need to sell a lot of, so I take this as a good sign.

  2. jantzen says:

    You have clearly not seen or sat in or driven the new Lacrosse. OMG….you have a surprise waiting for you my friend. I might suggest cooking up some crow pie just in case….

  3. Suzanne Denbow says:

    Jantzen: I have done both, otherwise I would not feel qualified to make such a remark.

  4. Geoff says:

    I don’t know about surprise, maybe shock is the better word. As in, “I am shocked that a new car can behave like this,” or “I am shocked that anyone would buy a new car like this.” I too have had the misfortune of spending some time behind the wheel of the Lacrosse (in baby blue no less) and it was one of the most boat-like, sleep inducing driving experiences I have ever had. It’s ability to heavily wallow around corners and nose dive during braking were the only things that were capable of distracting my thoughts as to whether a collection of beanie babies, pillows, or a box of kleenex would look better perched in the back window. The fact that it, like the Town Car, is a sales success is only an indication that a huge aging population (many of whom should not be driving) continues to make daily runs to the Piggly Wiggly in cars that are as disconnected from the road as Charles Manson is from reality.