Union leaders at the General Motors Oshawa assembly plant east of Toronto are optimistic that GM's commitment to finishing full-size pickups there will lead to eventual full production of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in Canada.
General Motors Canada is recalling 79,369 pickups from the 2014 model year because of a power steering problem that affects the trucks during low-speed turns.
While two new main GMC "Like a Pro" ads are the same in Canada and the United States, a third was specifically made for the Canadian market. All the ads were shot in Canada.
General Motors is cutting up to 600 jobs at its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., Unifor Local 88 President Dan Borthwick said Friday. General Motors announced on Jan. 8 it would move production of its redesigned GMC Terrain to Mexico, leaving Ingersoll production of only the Chevrolet Equinox.
General Motors currently makes both vehicles at the Ingersoll plant. GM showed the new upscale Terrain for the first time Sunday night, on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The GMC Terrain, for its first redesign since arriving eight years ago, is dropping more than 180 kilograms (400 pounds) and getting a trio of smaller, turbocharged engines, including a diesel.
General Motors plans to debut redesigned versions of the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Terrain at the Detroit auto show in January, a person with knowledge of the automaker's plans said today.
GM Canada delivered 28,523 vehicles, the best total November sales number for GM since 2006.