William Maley

GM News: GM Announces Partnership with Navistar for Cutaway Van Production

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William Maley    393

General Motors is building as many Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups as they can, but they are still not able to keep up with the demand. Currently, there is a 41 day supply of Colorados and 58 day supply of Canyons in dealers or being sent out. Part of the problem of not meeting demand is the Wentzville, MO is working at full tilt producing as many midsize trucks, along with full-size commercial vans.

 

But GM has a possible solution to increasing production of their midsize trucks; outsource some of the van production. In a statement released on Friday, GM and Navistar, Inc announced a new partnership where Navistar would build the cutaway version of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana. Production will take place at Navistar's Springfield, Ohio plant starting in the first half of next year.

 

"This partnership will provide our Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant more flexibility to keep up with continued demand for mid-size trucks and full size vans," said Cathy Clegg, GM North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations Vice President.

 

Automotive News has learned from a source that the move of the cutaway vans will enable GM to produce an additional 40,000 trucks at Wentzville.

 

But what about the possible deal between GM and AM General to produce the cutaway vans last November? The same source says the discussions between the two didn't pan out.

 

Source: Navistar, Automotive News (Subscription Required)

 

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dfelt    1,773

Just saw my first Duramax Diesel Z71 in blue. It was lovely and very sharp. The owner had ordered it and just got it a couple weeks back. Have to say GM really did a first rate job on these trucks.

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cletus8269    69

Just saw my first Duramax Diesel Z71 in blue. It was lovely and very sharp. The owner had ordered it and just got it a couple weeks back. Have to say GM really did a first rate job on these trucks.

 

the blue is sharp, i really like the rain forest green too but if had the cash and nothing better to do with it id go for the midnight edition 2500 hd

 

2016-chevrolet-silverado-special-edition

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Drew Dowdell    4,990

 

Just saw my first Duramax Diesel Z71 in blue. It was lovely and very sharp. The owner had ordered it and just got it a couple weeks back. Have to say GM really did a first rate job on these trucks.

 

the blue is sharp, i really like the rain forest green too but if had the cash and nothing better to do with it id go for the midnight edition 2500 hd

 

2016-chevrolet-silverado-special-edition

 

 

 

I think he was talking about the Colorado btw.

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cletus8269    69

 

 

Just saw my first Duramax Diesel Z71 in blue. It was lovely and very sharp. The owner had ordered it and just got it a couple weeks back. Have to say GM really did a first rate job on these trucks.

 

the blue is sharp, i really like the rain forest green too but if had the cash and nothing better to do with it id go for the midnight edition 2500 hd

 

2016-chevrolet-silverado-special-edition

 

 

 

I think he was talking about the Colorado btw.

 

 how embarrassing, i keep forgetting the diesel colorado/canyons. duramax = 6.6 when i hear it! a local dealership had a trail boss z71 crew cab colorado but the 43k price tag is tough to swallow...

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dfelt    1,773

 

 

 

Just saw my first Duramax Diesel Z71 in blue. It was lovely and very sharp. The owner had ordered it and just got it a couple weeks back. Have to say GM really did a first rate job on these trucks.

 

the blue is sharp, i really like the rain forest green too but if had the cash and nothing better to do with it id go for the midnight edition 2500 hd

 

2016-chevrolet-silverado-special-edition

 

 

 

I think he was talking about the Colorado btw.

 

 how embarrassing, i keep forgetting the diesel colorado/canyons. duramax = 6.6 when i hear it! a local dealership had a trail boss z71 crew cab colorado but the 43k price tag is tough to swallow...

 

Yupo, I was talking about the Colorado/Canyon twins since it was what started off the article above. They are lovely trucks as are the full size.

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dfelt    1,773

 

Just saw my first Duramax Diesel Z71 in blue. It was lovely and very sharp. The owner had ordered it and just got it a couple weeks back. Have to say GM really did a first rate job on these trucks.

 

the blue is sharp, i really like the rain forest green too but if had the cash and nothing better to do with it id go for the midnight edition 2500 hd

 

2016-chevrolet-silverado-special-edition

 

This midnight HD does make this Chevy one Bad Ass looking Ride! :metal:

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