The Truth About Cars » oshawa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Japanese Earthquake Disruptions Hit North America; GM Idles Four Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/japanese-earthquake-disruptions-hit-north-america-gm-idles-four-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/japanese-earthquake-disruptions-hit-north-america-gm-idles-four-plants/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330313 Four General Motors assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada will be closed temporarily due to supply chain disruptions caused by last week’s earthquakes in Japan. The automaker announced today that four plants — Spring Hill, Tennessee; Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kansas; and Oshawa, Ontario — will be idled for two weeks starting on April 25. The production […]

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Four General Motors assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada will be closed temporarily due to supply chain disruptions caused by last week’s earthquakes in Japan. The automaker announced today that four plants — Spring Hill, Tennessee; Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kansas; and Oshawa, Ontario — will be idled for two weeks starting on April 25. The production […]

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General Motors’ Latest on Oshawa Plant: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/general-motors-latest-oshawa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/general-motors-latest-oshawa/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271137 General Motors CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra met with Canadian government officials in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, but didn’t reveal any specifics for the automaker’s languishing Oshawa, Ontario plant, according to CTV News. Barra spoke with Navdeep Bains, Canada’s economic development minister, before she met with new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Bains promoted Oshawa as a place for GM […]

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General Motors CEO and Chairwoman Mary Barra met with Canadian government officials in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, but didn’t reveal any specifics for the automaker’s languishing Oshawa, Ontario plant, according to CTV News. Barra spoke with Navdeep Bains, Canada’s economic development minister, before she met with new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Bains promoted Oshawa as a place for GM […]

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General Motors Adding More Workers To Volt Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-adding-more-workers-to-volt-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-adding-more-workers-to-volt-plant/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1202825 General Motors announced Thursday that it would add a second shift to a flexible Detroit plant to prepare for upcoming demand for its cars. GM will add roughly 1,200 jobs to Detroit-Hamtramck this year to help it build new models, the automaker said in a statement. The plant builds the Chevrolet Volt, Impala and Malibu and […]

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General Motors announced Thursday that it would add a second shift to a flexible Detroit plant to prepare for upcoming demand for its cars. GM will add roughly 1,200 jobs to Detroit-Hamtramck this year to help it build new models, the automaker said in a statement. The plant builds the Chevrolet Volt, Impala and Malibu and […]

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As GM Gets Picky About Products, Could Factories Be Next? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/gm-gets-picky-products-factories-next/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/gm-gets-picky-products-factories-next/#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2015 20:30:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1202017 General Motors is getting pickier about where it does business and the products it sells. Could that also translate to where it will build its products in the future? In a recent piece from Automotive News’ Mike Colias, the trade publication paints a bleak picture for one of General Motors’ longest running nameplates. The subject was Impala […]

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General Motors is getting pickier about where it does business and the products it sells. Could that also translate to where it will build its products in the future? In a recent piece from Automotive News’ Mike Colias, the trade publication paints a bleak picture for one of General Motors’ longest running nameplates. The subject was Impala […]

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General Motors: Don’t Read into Autonomous Vehicle Announcement http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-dont-read-autonomous-vehicle-announcement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-dont-read-autonomous-vehicle-announcement/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1190490 General Motors announced last week that it would develop a fleet of autonomous Volts for its Warren, Michigan campus by 2017, despite announcing earlier in the year that its struggling Oshawa, Ontario facility would be a hub for connected vehicles in April. GM spokesman Dan Flores said the Warren campus was the best fit for the […]

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General Motors announced last week that it would develop a fleet of autonomous Volts for its Warren, Michigan campus by 2017, despite announcing earlier in the year that its struggling Oshawa, Ontario facility would be a hub for connected vehicles in April. GM spokesman Dan Flores said the Warren campus was the best fit for the […]

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Equinox Gives Oshawa Consolidated Line Extended Life http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/equinox-gives-oshawa-consolidated-line-extended-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/equinox-gives-oshawa-consolidated-line-extended-life/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:21:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145993 GM Canada announced Wednesday it will make a small investment in Oshawa Assembly’s Consolidated Line thanks to increased demand of the Chevrolet Equinox. “It’s a modest investment in terms of its size, but it increases the volume of stamping we do at CAMI to increase the run. (The increased stamping) will then boost Equinox production in Oshawa,” GM Canada’s VP of […]

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GM Canada announced Wednesday it will make a small investment in Oshawa Assembly’s Consolidated Line thanks to increased demand of the Chevrolet Equinox. “It’s a modest investment in terms of its size, but it increases the volume of stamping we do at CAMI to increase the run. (The increased stamping) will then boost Equinox production in Oshawa,” GM Canada’s VP of […]

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Automotive News Late, Wrong On Cadillac XTS De-Livery News http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/automotive-news-late-wrong-on-cadillac-xts-news-de-livery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/automotive-news-late-wrong-on-cadillac-xts-news-de-livery/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1131385 Automotive News reported earlier this month the death of the Cadillac XTS — expected to happen when the new, range-topping CT6 arrived at dealers — has been stayed until 2018 or 2019 thanks to the livery market and sales in China, sourcing “three people familiar with General Motors’ plans.” Sorry, Mike Colias, but you are about 3-and-a-half […]

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Automotive News reported earlier this month the death of the Cadillac XTS — expected to happen when the new, range-topping CT6 arrived at dealers — has been stayed until 2018 or 2019 thanks to the livery market and sales in China, sourcing “three people familiar with General Motors’ plans.” Sorry, Mike Colias, but you are about 3-and-a-half […]

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Canada, Ontario Governments Kick in Millions for Toyota Plant Upgrades http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/canada-kicks-millions-toyota-plant-upgrades/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/canada-kicks-millions-toyota-plant-upgrades/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1130465 Federal and provincial governments in Canada have offered more than $100 million (USD $77 million) for improvements to the Cambridge and Woodstock plants, CTV news is reporting. The incentives are part of a $421 million (USD $323 million) investment that will be used for light metal stamping in Woodstock, which makes the RAV4, and plant improvements […]

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Federal and provincial governments in Canada have offered more than $100 million (USD $77 million) for improvements to the Cambridge and Woodstock plants, CTV news is reporting. The incentives are part of a $421 million (USD $323 million) investment that will be used for light metal stamping in Woodstock, which makes the RAV4, and plant improvements […]

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Former Oshawa Mayor: Boycott GM if Jobs are Lost http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/former-oshawa-mayor-boycott-gm-if-jobs-are-lost/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/former-oshawa-mayor-boycott-gm-if-jobs-are-lost/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118185 The former mayor of Oshawa, John Gray, is telling Canadians to boycott General Motors if the automotive giant pulls the plug on the Camaro at its plant north of the border, the Toronto Sun is reporting. “That’s the type of pressure that is applied so that GM comes to its senses and maintains production in Oshawa […]

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The former mayor of Oshawa, John Gray, is telling Canadians to boycott General Motors if the automotive giant pulls the plug on the Camaro at its plant north of the border, the Toronto Sun is reporting. “That’s the type of pressure that is applied so that GM comes to its senses and maintains production in Oshawa […]

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Oshawa Camaro Production Ceases November 20, Reduced To Three Shifts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/oshawa-camaro-production-ceases-november-20-reduced-three-shifts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/oshawa-camaro-production-ceases-november-20-reduced-three-shifts/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:50:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1057122 First announced December 19, 2012, GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly facility will officially cease production of the Camaro on November 20, 2015 in conjunction with the car’s next generation, GM announced today. Camaro production remained at the Oshawa plant a year longer than initially promised in 2012. Assembly shifts will be reduced from four to three […]

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First announced December 19, 2012, GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly facility will officially cease production of the Camaro on November 20, 2015 in conjunction with the car’s next generation, GM announced today. Camaro production remained at the Oshawa plant a year longer than initially promised in 2012. Assembly shifts will be reduced from four to three […]

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GM Canada Hiring Over 100 Software, Control Engineers For Connected-Vehicle Mandate in Oshawa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/gm-canada-hiring-100-software-control-engineers-connected-vehicle-mandate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/gm-canada-hiring-100-software-control-engineers-connected-vehicle-mandate/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1055689 Following a new connected-vehicle and green tech mandate, GM Canada’s Canadian Engineering Centre in Oshawa, Ontario is hiring 100 engineers to support the mandate. The 100 software and control engineers will be responsible for working on connected-vehicle, environmental and mobility solutions, according to GM Canada. Said work includes “development of new software and active controls […]

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Following a new connected-vehicle and green tech mandate, GM Canada’s Canadian Engineering Centre in Oshawa, Ontario is hiring 100 engineers to support the mandate. The 100 software and control engineers will be responsible for working on connected-vehicle, environmental and mobility solutions, according to GM Canada. Said work includes “development of new software and active controls […]

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Editorial: $3.5 Billion And Counting http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/editorial-3-5-billion-counting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/editorial-3-5-billion-counting/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:02:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1039937 The final tally is in for the Canadian taxpayer. With the Canadian government unloading the last of its shares in General Motors, the estimated loss is said to be $3.5 billion. For the purposes of this column, the bailout of GM and Chrysler is settled, at least as far as debating whether it should have […]

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The final tally is in for the Canadian taxpayer. With the Canadian government unloading the last of its shares in General Motors, the estimated loss is said to be $3.5 billion. For the purposes of this column, the bailout of GM and Chrysler is settled, at least as far as debating whether it should have […]

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General Motors Cutting Production To Relieve Inventory Glut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/general-motors-cutting-production-relieve-inventory-glut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/general-motors-cutting-production-relieve-inventory-glut/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1008274 Facing growing dealer inventories, General Motors is cutting back production at two of its plants to adjust supply and demand. Automotive News reports Orion Assembly in Detroit and the Flex line at Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Canada will be idled in March and April, respectively, each plant to idle for four days. Orion is […]

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Facing growing dealer inventories, General Motors is cutting back production at two of its plants to adjust supply and demand. Automotive News reports Orion Assembly in Detroit and the Flex line at Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Canada will be idled in March and April, respectively, each plant to idle for four days. Orion is […]

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Editorial: It’s Too Late For Oshawa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/editorial-late-oshawa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/editorial-late-oshawa/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:56:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=956938 Not long ago, Canada was, according to ex-GM CEO Dan Akerson, the most expensive place in the world to build a car. A strong Canadian dollar meant that the cars and crossovers built at GM’s plants in Oshawa and Ingersoll, Ontario, weren’t as profitable as those built in the US or Mexico, where labor costs […]

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Not long ago, Canada was, according to ex-GM CEO Dan Akerson, the most expensive place in the world to build a car. A strong Canadian dollar meant that the cars and crossovers built at GM’s plants in Oshawa and Ingersoll, Ontario, weren’t as profitable as those built in the US or Mexico, where labor costs […]

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Another Bad Sign For Oshawa As GM Moves Chevrolet Equinox To Mexico http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/another-bad-sign-oshawa-gm-moves-chevrolet-equinox-mexico/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/another-bad-sign-oshawa-gm-moves-chevrolet-equinox-mexico/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:38:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=903322 News that GM will be sending some production of the Chevrolet Equinox to their Ramos Arizpe, Mexico plant passed without much fanfare – GM’s PR machine was much more interested in touting the move of the Cadillac SRX to Spring Hill, Tennessee. While the Equinox’s move to Mexico will backfill capacity at that plant, it […]

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News that GM will be sending some production of the Chevrolet Equinox to their Ramos Arizpe, Mexico plant passed without much fanfare – GM’s PR machine was much more interested in touting the move of the Cadillac SRX to Spring Hill, Tennessee. While the Equinox’s move to Mexico will backfill capacity at that plant, it […]

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The Future Of GM’s Oshawa Plant Looks Increasingly Bleak http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/future-gms-oshawa-plant-looks-increasingly-bleak/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/future-gms-oshawa-plant-looks-increasingly-bleak/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:07:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=878114 A report in Automotive News outlines how General Motors has committed to building a new Buick model at their plant in Russelsheim, Germany. According to AN, the logical choice is the next-generation Buick Regal, also known as the Opel Insignia, since this is a good fit for Buick, and it allows GM to use up some of the […]

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A report in Automotive News outlines how General Motors has committed to building a new Buick model at their plant in Russelsheim, Germany. According to AN, the logical choice is the next-generation Buick Regal, also known as the Opel Insignia, since this is a good fit for Buick, and it allows GM to use up some of the […]

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General Motors To Release Valukas Report On Ignition Switch Thursday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/general-motors-to-release-valukas-report-on-ignition-switch-thursday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/general-motors-to-release-valukas-report-on-ignition-switch-thursday/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:01:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=838009 Automotive News reports General Motors will release Thursday the results of attorney Anton Valukas’s three-month independent internal investigation into how and where the automaker went wrong before recalling 2.6 million vehicles affected by an out-of-spec ignition switch linked to 47 accidents and at least 13 fatalities. The announcement will come at 9 a.m. Eastern via […]

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Automotive News reports General Motors will release Thursday the results of attorney Anton Valukas’s three-month independent internal investigation into how and where the automaker went wrong before recalling 2.6 million vehicles affected by an out-of-spec ignition switch linked to 47 accidents and at least 13 fatalities. The announcement will come at 9 a.m. Eastern via […]

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Ontario Government Selling GM Shares To Fund Public Transit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/ontario-government-selling-gm-shares-to-fund-public-transit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/ontario-government-selling-gm-shares-to-fund-public-transit/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=794802 The government of Ontario has announced  it will sell its shares in General Motors as part of an effort to fund new public transit programs in the Greater Toronto Area. But the move could end up hastening the demise of GM’s Oshawa plant, located in the same metropolitan area. According to The Globe and Mail, the […]

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The government of Ontario has announced  it will sell its shares in General Motors as part of an effort to fund new public transit programs in the Greater Toronto Area. But the move could end up hastening the demise of GM’s Oshawa plant, located in the same metropolitan area. According to The Globe and Mail, the […]

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Report: Ontario Government To Sell GM Shares To Fund Public Transit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/report-ontario-government-to-sell-gm-shares-to-fund-public-transit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/report-ontario-government-to-sell-gm-shares-to-fund-public-transit/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:08:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=786513 The Globe and Mail is reporting that the Ontario government may dump its shares of General Motors as a way of helping to fund expanded public transit in the Greater Toronto Area. According to the newspaper, the sale of GM shares will be part of a broader asset sale. With tax increases (namely an increased sales […]

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The Globe and Mail is reporting that the Ontario government may dump its shares of General Motors as a way of helping to fund expanded public transit in the Greater Toronto Area. According to the newspaper, the sale of GM shares will be part of a broader asset sale. With tax increases (namely an increased sales […]

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Impala Limited Fleet Special Lives On To At Least 2016, Keeps Oshawa Open http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/impala-limited-fleet-special-lives-on-to-at-least-2016-keeps-oshawa-open/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/impala-limited-fleet-special-lives-on-to-at-least-2016-keeps-oshawa-open/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:30:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=635785 While the all new 2014 Impala is impressing reviewers, like Consumer Reports calling it this year’s highest scoring sedan, General Motors has decided to keep the outgoing Impala as a low cost option for fleet customers until 2016. According to Automotive News, the automaker had originally planned to keep the old Impala, branded the Impala […]

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While the all new 2014 Impala is impressing reviewers, like Consumer Reports calling it this year’s highest scoring sedan, General Motors has decided to keep the outgoing Impala as a low cost option for fleet customers until 2016. According to Automotive News, the automaker had originally planned to keep the old Impala, branded the Impala […]

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General Motors To Keep Oshawa Consolidated Line Open Past 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/general-motors-to-keep-oshawa-consolidated-line-open-past-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/general-motors-to-keep-oshawa-consolidated-line-open-past-2014/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:33:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=626473 A brief memo from General Motors Canada confirmed that the Oshawa consolidated line, scheduled to close in 2014, will stay open until 2016. GM is citing strong market demand for the Chevrolet Equinox and the outgoing, Chevrolet Impala (sold as a fleet-only model) as a reason for the decision, but cautioned that ” All scheduling adjustments […]

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A brief memo from General Motors Canada confirmed that the Oshawa consolidated line, scheduled to close in 2014, will stay open until 2016. GM is citing strong market demand for the Chevrolet Equinox and the outgoing, Chevrolet Impala (sold as a fleet-only model) as a reason for the decision, but cautioned that ” All scheduling adjustments […]

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A Bleak Forecast For Canada’s Auto Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/a-bleak-forecast-for-canadas-auto-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/a-bleak-forecast-for-canadas-auto-industry/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:46:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=606057 The Globe and Mail‘s Greg Keenan reported some bleak news for Canada’s auto industry today, with Canada’s auto manufacturing output set to decline by as much as 25 percent by 2020. While Canada built over 2.4 million vehicles in 2012, that number is expected to drop to 1.8 million by 2020, according to a report […]

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The Globe and Mail‘s Greg Keenan reported some bleak news for Canada’s auto industry today, with Canada’s auto manufacturing output set to decline by as much as 25 percent by 2020. While Canada built over 2.4 million vehicles in 2012, that number is expected to drop to 1.8 million by 2020, according to a report […]

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Oshawa’s Future Looks Bleak As The Clock Runs Out On GM’s Vitality Commitment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/oshawas-future-looks-bleak-as-the-clock-runs-out-on-gms-vitality-commitment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/oshawas-future-looks-bleak-as-the-clock-runs-out-on-gms-vitality-commitment/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493097 Ontario is home to a number of auto plants, both import and domestic, union and non-union, as well as numerous suppliers. None of them are so tightly intertwined as General Motors is with the town of Oshawa, about 40 miles from Toronto (though, as any area resident will tell you, it’s really 2 hours away, […]

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Ontario is home to a number of auto plants, both import and domestic, union and non-union, as well as numerous suppliers. None of them are so tightly intertwined as General Motors is with the town of Oshawa, about 40 miles from Toronto (though, as any area resident will tell you, it’s really 2 hours away, […]

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W-Body Impala Gets A One-Year Stay Of Execution http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/w-body-impala-gets-a-one-year-stay-of-execution/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/w-body-impala-gets-a-one-year-stay-of-execution/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:33:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481071 The W-Body Chevrolet Impala, so beloved by the horribly biased, anti-Detroit, anti-GM staff and readership of TTAC, will live on for one more year, as a fleet vehicle dubbed the “Impala Limited”. The news came at the launch of the new Epsilon-based Impala, which is moving the full-size Chevrolet in a totally different direction. The […]

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The W-Body Chevrolet Impala, so beloved by the horribly biased, anti-Detroit, anti-GM staff and readership of TTAC, will live on for one more year, as a fleet vehicle dubbed the “Impala Limited”. The news came at the launch of the new Epsilon-based Impala, which is moving the full-size Chevrolet in a totally different direction. The […]

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CAMI Gets $250 Million Investment For Flexible Assembly Line http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/cami-gets-250-million-investment-for-flexible-assembly-line/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/cami-gets-250-million-investment-for-flexible-assembly-line/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:28:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480594 GM announced a $250 million dollar investment for the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontaro. CAMI is the main production site for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain (also known as the Theta crossovers), two of GM’s best selling models, and the investment comes amid uncertainty over the fate of CAMI itself. Earlier in the year, […]

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GM announced a $250 million dollar investment for the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontaro. CAMI is the main production site for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain (also known as the Theta crossovers), two of GM’s best selling models, and the investment comes amid uncertainty over the fate of CAMI itself. Earlier in the year, […]

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