General Motors plans on adding 700 employees to its Oshawa assembly plant for a second shift to build the new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and the Buick Regal. Production of the two cars are scheduled to start some time in January and will continue alongside Camaro coupe on the plant’s flexible manufacturing line, which allows multiple vehicle models to be built on one assembly line.
GM is also adding a third shift on another line at Oshawa to increase production of the Chevrolet Equinox. The two shifts have rescued more than 1,300 jobs at the plant and added more than 300 new employees.
Refresher: The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT Convertible is powered by a 3.6L direct-injection V6 engine that produces 312-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The Camaro Convertible SS models is offered with two 6.2L V8 powertrain choices including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models The L99 engine produces 400-hp and a maximum torque of 410 lb-ft while the LS3 makes 426-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Sales of both models begin in Feb. 2011 with prices staring at $30,000.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News