GM Dropping Another $20 Million In Texas Plant For New Full Size SUVs

General Motors has announced that it will invest an additional $20 million into its Arlington Assembly plant, boosting its ongoing investments into truck and SUV facilities to in excess of $4.2 billion.

The Arlington plant in Texas has been responsible for building a variety of body-on-frame GM vehicles throughout the past 20 years and currently builds the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, and the Cadillac Escalade. GM’s $20 million investment will be funneled towards upgrading plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of all-new full-size SUVs in the coming years.

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“We’ve been building trucks in Texas for more than 20 years, and our additional investment in Arlington Assembly is proof of our commitment and confidence in our Arlington team,” GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing, Gerald Johnson said. “We are counting on the Arlington team to continue focusing on building the highest quality products possible for our customers while preparations continue for the launch of the next generation of our full-size SUVs.”

The American manufacturing giant has previously announced separate investments at its truck and SUV factories in Indiana, Michigan, and Texas as part of a $4.2 billion push to prepare for the launch of its next-generation models and in order to increase capacity as well as improve build quality.

More than $1.4 billion has been invested in the Arlington Assembly plant since 2015 to build a new paint shop and for a number of body shop and general assembly area upgrades.


  • yonceous

    to save money, GM should just make Chevy a car brand and discontinue the Tahoe/Suburban and let GMC make the trucks and SUVs

    • diesel_vdub

      That honestly wouldn’t save money, it would cost them sales. Some Chevy buyers will not consider GMC and some GMC buyers will not consider Chevy.
      This is why GMC was allowed to stick around in 2008 when they were shuttering other brands. It costs so little to rebadge a Chevy as a GMC that it wouldn’t make financial sense to do away with the duplicate brand.

    • James Denz

      Chevy a car brand? With news of Camaro’s demise in 2023, the Cruze and Volt already dead and the death of the Impala early next year, Chevy will have Malibu, Corvette, and Sonic. Trucks and SUVs rule right now and taking those away from Chevy would likely mean the death of Chevy.


    They ain’t reliable anyways

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