GM Invests $76 Million for Pickups
General Motors will invest $76 million in two plants in New York and Ohio to meet full-size pickup demand, the automaker said this week. “GM continues to invest to strengthen our core business and respond to growing customer demand for our full-size pickups,” Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America manufacturing and labor relations, said in the statement.
In the third quarter, sales of the GMC Sierra full-size pickup rose 2.4% to 67,812 vehicles, driven by a gain for heavy-duty models. It was the nameplate’s highest third-quarter volume ever, GM said. Chevrolet Silverado sales fell 5.3% to 148,574 vehicles.