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Tour the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Plant on New Wide Open Throttle

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Competition in the midsize sedan segment is really heating up, with the 2013 Honda Accord fully revealed earlier this week. On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang gets a behind-the-scenes look at how another of the segment’s contenders, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, is built. Granted access to GM’s Fairfax, Kans. assembly plant, Lang ...

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Four-Cylinder Engine to be Built at Former Saturn Factory

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General Motors is starting production of four-cylinder engines for the new Chevrolet Malibu at its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The plant originally was conceived to build Saturn vehicles, which it did from 1990 to 2007, but after the Saturn brand was killed the factory temporarily sat dormant. The Spring Hill facility will build the 197-hp, ...

Report: GM Targeting Chevrolet Volt Sales of 36,000 in 2013

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General Motors is hoping to move more Chevrolet Volts this year. A new report states that the automaker is aiming to move 36,000 Volts in 2013, roughly 20 percent more than in 2012. To put that into perspective, Chevrolet sold 23,461 Volts in the U.S. last year. According to the report by The Washington Post, GM built ...

Keep ‘em Coming: GM Adds Third Shift, 800 Workers to Full-Size SUV Plant

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General Motors will add about 800 workers to the Arlington, Tex. production lines that make full-size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Yukon. It’s been a good year so far for the Arlington plant: even with the price of gas fairly high, sales of full-size GM SUVs like the Suburban and ...

Chevrolet Sonic, Buick Verano Production Idled This Week to Reduce Inventory

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In the face of building inventories of unsold vehicles, General Motors temporarily idled production of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano this week. According to a GM representative, the automaker halted its Lake Orion, Michigan, plant because “we build to demand.” GM is struggling with high inventories of unsold cars across its lineup, despite continuing strong ...

We Hear: GM Retools Mexican Plants for Silverado/Sierra, Trax Production

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General Motors is stepping up its Mexican operations with some $420 million in investments that will bring production of three new models to the country. The models, the Chevrolet Trax compact utility vehicle, and Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, will go into production over the next year. Automotive News reports that GM will invest ...