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GM invests $ 117 million in its Oshawa assembly plant

The plant will commence in 2012 the production of the new Cadillac XTS model

General Motors will invest $ 117 million to prepare the Oshawa Assembly Plant to produce the new Cadillac XTS, creating or the same time protecting 400 jobs on the flexible manufacturing chain.

"This investment further increases the production capacity of the plant in Oshawa, laureate of many awards and pays tribute to the dedication and achievements of its employees, who constantly strive for excellence. "Stated Kevin Williams, president and general director of General Motors of Canada Limited. "Adding the Cadillac XTS model confirms the strong desire of GM to maintain a strong manufacturing base in Canada and the Oshawa plant will play a preponderant role in the current redesign of the Cadillac brand."

The Oshawa assembly plant has undergone major changes last year to accommodate the latest models Equinox and Chevrolet Camaro convertible and Buick Regal. These additions leads to the creation of two new shifts and ensures positions 1,300 employees. The Oshawa assembly plant, which also manufactures the Impala models and Chevrolet Camaro, currently has more than 4,500 employees.

Dan Hermer, plant manager at the Oshawa assembly, has declared his hand, "We have added three new models, two new shifts, and hundreds of new employees during the last year. Our staff has embraced each of these challenges brilliantly and the decision of GM wants a nice vote of confidence the location of our factory and our employees and attests to our ability to realize launches exceptional products. ".

The Cadillac XTS was conceived to rival and surpass the competition in the segment of luxury cars. This model represents a modern approach to the market for full-size luxury sedans, combining the most recent developments in electronic nervous and driving dynamics in a car both spacious and very elegant.

First presented as a conceptual model last year as the Cadillac XTS Platinum, the intended final design has production Cadillac XTS will be unveiled in the coming months. GM plans to begin production during the first half of 2012.

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