By Drew Johnson
Wednesday, Dec 19th, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
 

General Motors has announced that it will shift production of its Chevrolet Camaro from Canada to the United States, starting with the next-generation of the pony car.

GM announced on Wednesday that it will build the next-generation of its Chevrolet Camaro, due out sometime in 2014, at its Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. The Camaro is currently made at GM' production facility in Oshawa, Ontario.

GM cited "lower capital investment and improved production efficiencies" as the reason for the shift.

The Camaro, which is the only rear-wheel drive vehicle produced at the Oshawa plant, will join the rear-wheel drive Cadillac ATS and CTS at the LGR plant. The redesigned Camaro and CTS are expected to move to the ATS' Alpha platform, so it makes sense for GM to consolidate all three vehicles to one facility.

GM's all-new Impala, which will enter production in 2013, will help take up some of the slack left by the departing Camaro. The Oshawa plant will continue to produce the Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS.