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    Default Next-Generation Chevy Colorado to be built in Wentsville, Missouri

    Today GM announced their plans to official plans to invest $133-million into production facilities at its Wentsville, Missouri Assembly and Stamping plant. This additional investment amount in the Wentsville plant brings the total midsize pickup investment to $513-million.

    This is good news for GM Truck fans, as Wentzville is already undergoing construction for production of GM’s next-generation midsize pickups, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

    The additional investment will provide an additional 114,000 square-feet to boost the manufacturing process. The Wentsville assembly plant is the production home for the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans as well.


    “Our investment in a third stamping press is a win for the business, Wentzville employees and our customers,” said Larry Zahner, manufacturing manager, GM North America. “Stamping parts where we assemble vehicles improves manufacturing efficiency and contributes to the high level of quality our customers deserve.”

    Wentzville Assembly employs approximately 2,000 employees across two shifts. The new press will increase the plant’s capacity in stamping fenders, doors and other key components for the new pickups and full-size vans.

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    GM Wentzville by the numbers:
    Year opened: 1983
    Employees: 2,000
    Union: Local 2250
    Facility size: 3.7 million sq. ft. of manufacturing space on 438 acres


    Significant Wentzville Dates:
    June 1980 Plant groundbreaking
    December 1983 First vehicle produced
    September 1989 1,000,000 th vehicle produced
    December 1995 First full-size van produced
    May 1996 Stamping plant groundbreaking
    June 2001 Retooling for GMT 610 full-size vans
    February 2003 1,000,000 th van produced
    December 2010 2,000,000 th van produced
    November 2011 $380-million investment for midsize pickups
    May 2012 Groundbreaking for new body shop
    June 2013 $133-million investment for new stamping press



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    lol, not a lot of love for the new Colorado on here huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    lol, not a lot of love for the new Colorado on here huh?
    I think it's awfully ugly. It gave up its truck heritage for that of an Arcadia's
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    I think it's awfully ugly. It gave up its truck heritage for that of an Arcadia's
    The Colorado and Canyon when they came out were quite possibly the most hideous trucks on the planet.

    I am assuming the new Colorado is just a re-badged Holden Colorado, if yes, it is definitely a vast improvement over the one that left.

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    Not a fan of these.
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    I think most of us that drive full-sized pick-ups have no love for mid-sized pick-ups, but that's just my opinion. The old S-10s were respectable but the Colorado is a down-grade from an S-10, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    I think most of us that drive full-sized pick-ups have no love for mid-sized pick-ups, but that's just my opinion. The old S-10s were respectable but the Colorado is a down-grade from an S-10, IMO.
    Agree entirely. I like the 1st gen canyon/Colorado but not enough to own one. The gen 2 looks even worse than the pos Malibu! I thought that would never happen, but once again I was wrong mister!
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    I'm going to hold judgement until I actually sit in one. My dad had a fully loaded '98 GMC Sonoma 4x4 and that was a great little truck, used to take it up to the mountains and yes it was tight but it got the job done.

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