OSHAWA, ON - North American production of the all-new 2011 Buick Regal at the Oshawa Car Assembly plant will begin in the first quarter of 2011, according to General Motors.
The new 2011 Regal is a midsize sport sedan based on the award-winning Opel Insignia.
Production of the new Buick Regal is the latest in a string of positive news for GM manufacturing in Canada including:
- Oshawa Car Plant running maximum overtime since June 2009 that will continue into the new year to keep up with demand for the Chevrolet Camaro.
- Production of the Camaro Convertible in Oshawa beginning in Q1 2011.
- The recent addition of a 3 rd shift plus scheduled overtime at CAMI Automotive to keep up with strong demand for the all-new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.
- The investment of $C90 million in CAMI Automotive which will add an additional 40,000 units of capacity to current production and result in full employment at CAMI.
- The introduction of flexible transmission production at GM Canada's St. Catharines facility beginning with assembly of the fuel-efficient 6-speed front-wheel-drive transmission
The new Buick Regal joins the Chevrolet Camaro and Equinox and the GMC Terrain as the third new vehicle in the production commitment that was part of the agreement with the Canadian and Ontario Governments.
General Motors of Canada (GMCL) is headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario and employs 9,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures vehicles, vehicle powertrains, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through dealerships and retailers across Canada.