General Motors has announced plans to invest $175 (€159.9) million into their Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant to gear up for production of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

General Motors has announced plans to invest $175 (€159.9) million into their Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant to gear up for production of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

The bulk the investment will be used to buy new tooling and equipment for the redesigned sports car.  GM was coy on specifics but confirmed the plant will receive three new paint systems - for Camaro-specific colors including Summit White, Bright Yellow, and Red Hot - as well as new two new robotic framers which allow "better dimensional control to provide a more precise drive experience."

In a statement, GM North American Manufacturing Manager Scott Whybrew said “With this investment in tooling and equipment, we will continue to do our part to build on the high-quality reputation of this iconic car. These investments in the Lansing plants are proof of the teams’ quality commitment, to put the customer at the center of everything we do!” 

As a refresher, the 2016 Camaro will go on sale later this year and be offered with three different engines including:

  • A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 275 bhp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque
  • A 3.6-liter V6 with 335 bhp (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft (385 Nm) of torque
  • A 6.2-liter V8 with 455 bhp (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft (617 Nm) of torque

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