A few weeks ago General Motors announced a massive new investment to upgrade its plant Fort Wayne, Indiana, in order to boost production of its 1500 versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.
That move came in response to a 20% increase in sales of Crew Cab models the first quarter of 2019.
Now the company has announced a new outlay of funds, this time to help it expand production its heavy-duty trucks. The Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD models have both been renewed this year and GM anticipates a corresponding increase in demand. The $150 million investment in its plant in Flint, Michigan will allow it to produce an additional 40,000 units per year.
As with the 1500 models, production will focus on Cabin Crew variants, and GM also plans to increase production of diesel-engine versions. The upgrades to the Flint facility should be completed in the first half of 2020.
Next week, Auto123 will be at the media launch of the heavy-duty version of the new Chevrolet Silverado. Stay tuned for our first impressions.